- “I think I'd be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other ... because I'd be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything.”
- "To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room — just like I'd find it distressing if I saw a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroine addict slumping in a chair."
If you’ve not seen Maura Kelly's blog, take a look. See what you think. Yes, she apologized but is that apology merely a defensive tactic to protect her now shaky reputation (and salvage book sales of her upcoming novel)?
I’d love to see your comments on this. I could bore you with the abundance of research data that shows that obese people do indeed face discrimination in education, the work place and in the health care system. But I won’t. Maura has already taken care of driving that point home.
Beth Kitchin MS RD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Nutrition Sciences