I know this is a touchy subject. Most people think that you shouldn’t discriminate against anyone, but when it comes to fat I am not one of them. Fat is not a race, disability, or gender issue. It is a self-inflicted problem and it is a selfish infliction at that. You were not born “fat” no matter what science is trying to determine. Our bodies were ment to move and participate in physical work.
If you are not moving then you need to provide that physical exertion somewhere else. I am really getting sick of the fact that there are more and more activist websites going up in regards to ‘fat acceptance’. I’m also waiting for smokers to make a comeback and have activist groups for the acceptance of smoking, another self-inflicted health problem. If we are banning smokers from everywhere because smoking makes people feel uncomfortable, especially on airplanes then why should we have to sit next to fat people and be made to feel uncomfortable. I used to have empathy…now I don’t. It used to be that being so fat that you fall into someone else’s seat was a rarity. Now it’s become so commonplace that there is a movement for it to become acceptable. Not on my watch.
The airlines will have to address this sooner then later and I’m hoping sooner. There is no reason that I should be made uncomfortable when I have paid the same amount or usually more than someone who takes up two seats. This is NOT acceptable.
For the record…I don’t hate fat people just like I don’t hate smokers, drug addicts, or alcoholics. I just hate their behavior.