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  • texmatiHe's the Blerch undercover
  • sherri3009😂 I've suspected the push-up thing for some time now. All those cookies.
  • rled1@instaestrait this is great!
  • megawoI love your comics, @theoatmeal Please be more kind to individuals struggling with body weight. Being heavier than what science says is "normal" does not make one less-than-worthy.
  • sammypwns@megawo how is saying "battling obesity" not kind. It is an accurate statement. If we can't say truths anymore then we are doomed.
  • anshal_antony@jap_the_world Doesn't matter ,Santa is already Ruined for me by that twerkinf machine
  • jap_the_world@anshal_antony 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
  • megawo@sammypwns I just don't know why "battling obesity" is relevant to a description of a person. Sure, part of the story of santa is that he is a big man so it might be more ok here. I've just seen weight biased commentary in other oatmeal comics and it makes me sad. Making fun of people with harmful cultural norm here in the US. Weight does not define a person's character, similar to sexual orientation or skin color.
  • megawoShoot I meant to say making fun of people who are bigger is a harmful cultural norm.
  • megawo@sammypwns also, its stated here that battling obesity is an "ugly truth" about Santa Claus. Implying being heavy is ugly is not kind or neutral at all.
  • antny1972@megawo Umm, maybe if you knew Matt's history of his battle with obesity, you'd be less apt to snap to judgement. http://running.competitor.com/2014/06/news/outrunning-blerch_105081
  • antny1972@megawo All I'm saying is that his perspective is different than yours, I don't disagree that fat-shaming is a horrible practice. Peace.
  • shelstondGreat.
  • megawo@antny1972 Yes, I was aware of his history to the extent of what has been written on the internet. I still find his comments on heaviness, fatness and obesity to be shaming. There is an assumption that every person who is heavy dislikes his/her body and must "battle" their weight and do whatever it takes to be thinner. I'm happy for individuals that feel this is the right path for them. But not every heavy person feels this way. A culture's assumption that we all must be thin and active is a harmful one that can lead to more internal shame and disordered eating/behaviors with exercise. This is what I wanted to express in my original comment.
  • thevrudBecause recycling is good for the comedic environment. http://theoatmeal.com/comics/santa_truth
  • pnw_t_o@megawo shut up, holy fuck. "Fatshaming" is nonsense.
  • megawo@pnw_t_o wow excellent counter argument. I concede. 🙄
  • leerodha@vinolengee excess 😂
  • archaychayandthespot@lifeaccordingtosteph_ if the elves misbehave they get a week in the hole 😂😂
  • trisarahtops1228Someone is getting coal this christmas
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