Yes, TMZ, we have a right to be accepted.
TMZ posted a blurb today that started out as such:
Gabourey Sidibe might have a weight problem, but it doesn’t mean she’s unhealthy … this according to the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA). Yes, that’s a real group.
Sigh. The blurb goes on to explain NAAFA’s position that “You cannot tell by looking at a person if they are healthy. Fat does not equal disease and thin does not equal healthy” and “Achievements come in all sizes.”
I hate that this is still difficult for people to comprehend or accept. We may have varied opinions about the FA movement here on WATRD, but I believe we all believe that achievements come in all sizes and we know that someone’s external appearance cannot tell you everything about their internal health.
I’m glad TMZ posted these quotes from NAAFA but what I hate the most is that they had to add, “Yes, that’s a real group.” Maybe it’s because I grew up fat, but I’ve known of NAAFA for maybe 15 years now. The implied snide tone behind “Yes, that’s a real group” just really got under my skin.
TMZ: I know you function out of Hollywood, where being anything above a size 6 is considered a crime. But it shouldn’t be a stretch to think that all human beings are capable of health and achievement.