Judgmental woman 'fat-shames' kids on Halloween
What is with all the 'fat-shaming' lately?
There have always been disapproving glares, quiet whispers and straight-up rude name-callers making overweight people feel uncomfortable, but when it comes to kids, that's just wrong.
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The most offensive part of the letter reads:
"You [sic] child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season. My hope is that you will step up as a parent and ration candy this Halloween and not allow your child to continue these unhealthy eating habits."
I know what you're thinking - this is a joke, right?
Unfortunately, I have to say this
While Halloween certainly isn't the healthiest of holidays, it's one day a year. If you want to go on a crusade to end childhood obesity, do it on your own time. Don't suck the fun out of one of kids' favorite holidays of the year. If she was really concerned, I could see handing out healthier treats or even none at all if she feels this strongly, but she has chosen to take perhaps the most ineffective approach I could have imagined.
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