I know it’s a quote from that movie (I watched it waaaaaaaaay too many times when I was younger), but I still don’t think that makes it okay. It wasn’t used in satirically in the movie, he didn’t use it satirically in this context, and although I’m sure his intent wasn’t to harm anyone, those kinds of words mean something very specific to many people. It perpetuates the idea that being fat is a crime worse than waste, worse than neglect, worse than almost any of the other claims you could make against people who participate in those kinds of contests. Millions of people starve to death every year and still there are people who stuff themselves for sport. That is the issue, but all anyone can be bothered to comment on is how hilarious/gross the fat guy is. It’s fucking disturbing, and I expect more from people as obviously intelligent and conscientious as Mr. Wheaton (and now I feel like a tool for calling him Mr. Wheaton, but, um, yeah.)
you realize that even the smartest, funniest, socially-aware people can still be mean-spirited assholes when it comes to teh fatties.
I hate everyone.
Basically, if you think the OWS protesters are all a bunch of lazy, jobless, stoner hippies, and/or that it’s totally acceptable for cops to brutalize them for sitting on the ground linking arms, go DIAF.
GO DIE IN A MOTHERFUCKING FIRE.