I thought I was cool with London. When I was younger I was a punk, wanna be tough guy and always would crap on Europe. I was an ignorant kid and say stupid things like "London is gay" looking back it's embarrassing but as I got older I began to appreciate it, read and saw things that seemed interesting and would even like to go across the pond and see what all the fuss was about. But after this news, I think that ship has sailed.
Starting in July London is banning ads that have "unrealistic body images" aka advertisements with models because it hurts fat people's feelings to see it. The claim is these images shame people who are out of shape. If you're not familiar with the term "body shaming" this story is 100% about that. Body Shaming is basically making people feel bad for being fat and gross. It's ridiculous, complete reverse darwinism. How do you even determine whats unrealistic? Such a gray area.
Now I know what you're probably thinking... "Doz, you're fat, and only a few months ago you were extremely fat, shouldn't you be on the side of the fatties?"
My simple answer to that is NO, and I never was on that side, even at my highest of 376 pounds. Being fat is gross and it sucks. I hated it, I still hate it, it's been a battle my entire life. But you know what, I dealt with it like a man, and am still dealing with it. You don't complain that attractive people who take care of themselves make you feel bad, you do something about it.
Our cultures nowadays are far too accepting of everything. It's ridiculous, the world has turned into parents that can't say no to their shitty kids. Well I'm saying no right now. No you can't be a fat slob and expect people to be okay with it. This sends such a bad message. Believe me I struggled with my weight my entire life. Nearly 25 years. I know we don't wanna be too hard on people but sometimes tough love is the most effective way to handle a situation.
Yes I know some models do ridiculous things to stay thin and I guess that is wrong too. But telling morbidly obese fat people it's okay to be fat is insane. It's not okay. You will die young. That's why I did something, as much life sucks sometimes, I don't want it to end yet. If I didn't change I'd probably not see 50.
Sure we don't want to bully kids and have them do something drastic but at the same time you can't just hold people's hand forever. Obesity is major issue in many countries worldwide, instead of doing something like this perhaps we can attack the issue head on so there are more 300+ pound people rolling around this planet.
This is just a real bummer because between all the shows I watch set in London I've really wanted to go see it at some point. Looks like it could be fun for up to a week. Could have even seen a footie match and hung out with some hooligans but if they're gonna be about all this pussy pc coddling stuff then I think I'm gonna have visit some other country. Come on London, right this wrong because I wanna visit.