I was reading an article about the Coalition of Fat Rights Activists (Cofra) and how they are upset with the latest Pixar film Wall-E. According to Cofra they feel the anti-consumer message went too far in portraying the future of mankind as a bunch of gluttonous obese people who allow technology to take care of each and every need they may have.
They go a step further in stating that the stereotype of obese people being lazy and/or stupid is wrong and hurtful. Now even though I'm unattractive and chunky I have no idea what it's like to be Marlon Brando huge. I sympathize with the fat folk, even though they might consume in one meal what the entire country of Zaire eats in one day, but that's not for me to judge one way or another as I shouldn't care. I hear a lot of research that the heavy folk are just as healthy as the skinny so I guess you should stop prodding them with a stick. If being a fatty boom-ba-laddie is indeed a genetic problem and not a lifestyle choice, as some researches concluded, then it's unfair to indeed make fun of them.
That being said I feel we should teach our children that consuming fast food and not exercising will turn you in a big fat ass that would be unable to do a simple task such as bending over to pick up keys and Wall-E did exactly that in a humorous fashion. Bravo to Pixar I say.
Actually the film should've taken it a step further and shown resentment to people who drive mini-vans, those who enjoy Patch Adams, and the popsicle guy.
BTW I caught him this morning watching Full House. He must be stopped at all costs.
"There's a lot more to life than how fat or thin you are." - Kirstie Alley