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GitM 5: Magnanimous Bastard

January 24, 2011
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Muddy Monday is a feature in which we “get in the mud” with fat haters by accepting their arguments (even the ones we disagree with) and still find holes in their logic.

Good morning my fellow fat enablers! How are you doing this morning?

Good?

Well, I think you’re overestimating, because as we all know, each day you spend learning about Fat Acceptance, you are pushing this nation closer to the edge.

At least that’s what the media wants us to believe. Fat Acceptance is fat enabling.

And, in a way, they are correct.

We are enabling fatties. Fuck, I’ll be the first to admit that. To the extent of my ability, I enable each and every one of you fat bastards to live your life as you see fit. You want to stuff your face with cheesecake? Go for it. You want to starve yourself into a size 2? Be my guest.

But I won’t stop there. I also hope to enable you to love yourself unconditionally; to seek happiness where you choose, rather than at the bidding of weight loss companies; to love your body in all of its jiggly sensuality; to cast-off shame and despair for failing your 10th weight loss attempt; to pursue health…or not; to be who you want to be, regardless of the fear-mongering.

The basic concept is bodily autonomy, and I support it 100%.

This Muddy Monday, we’re going to look at the popular claim that Fat Acceptance is enabling obesity.

There is a great range of claims that FA is fat enabling. There are those who just come out and say it, those who want to save the children, and those who cite outraged health professionals. Then there are those who claim Marianne Kirby’s claim of gaining 100 pounds after giving up dieting is a lie and that Normal Eating® would have saved her from a life of fatness, those who claim Fat Acceptance is allowing feederism to flourish, and those who claim there is a limit to how accepting we should be.

Before we get in the mud, I want to point out something about those last two items. First, regarding feederism, that article is from ABC News and uses the following headline: “Lusting for Fat: Gainers Come Out of the Closet” with the subheader: “As Fat Acceptance Voices Grow Louder, Blogs Celebrate Putting on the Pounds.”

Sounds like we’re in for an in-depth discussion about how Fat Acceptance is encouraging feederism, right?

Except, there’s only one line about Fat Acceptance:

The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance also condemns the practice of so called “feederism,” because it coerces a person to become larger.

The rest of the article is about how our culture is rewarding fat people:

In a special report, the celebrity magazine In Touch Weekly looks at what it calls Hollywood’s “big new obsession” and the perks of being overweight: “fame and fortune.”

Ah yes, the perks of being overweight. Did you know that, being morbidly obese, I’m allowed to use handicapped parking spaces without a pass? Or that I receive a free order of large fries when I order my six Extra Value Meal lunch? Man oh man, it’s good to be fat.

And, of course, the article goes on to use whatever source will confirm their suspicions:

“The days of justifying our fatness by lying and saying we have a mysterious genetic or metabolic disorder are over,” says the Bigger Fatter Blog. “We now freely admit to and embrace what the fat haters would call gluttony. We are fat because we eat huge amounts of food and we like it.”

For those unaware, Bigger Fatter Blog is an anti-Fat Acceptance blog. I have yet to figure out if its authors are actually feeders with a contempt for Fat Acceptance or if it’s a satirical blog attacking Fat Acceptance. Either way, I think they’re a bunch of assholes.

Yet these ignorant fuckwads are thrown in as evidence that “As Fat Acceptance Voices Grow Louder, Blogs Celebrate Putting on the Pounds.”

That article is one, steaming pile of shite intended to discredit Fat Acceptance by tying it directly to feederism. And as we have previously discussed, feederism has nothing to do with Fat Acceptance whatsoever.

But that’s a red herring. I prefer people who take a more nuanced tone, like this person:

Look, I’m all for Fat Acceptance.   I’ve been fat.

When am I going over the line of “Fat Acceptance” though?

When I go to Walmart and I see a person who is so obese that they cannot walk around the store, but must ride in a scooter, and their huge belly hangs down in between their knees and thighs almost to the foot rests of the scooter, am I being “unaccepting” to find that sight not only disturbing but disgusting?

Yes. Yes, you are.

Because here’s the thing: the person who is so obese that they need a scooter (nevermind the fact that you don’t actually know why they need a scooter other than FAT + SCOOTER = TOO FAT FOR ACCEPTANCE) is rare. As I have previously written, I am 5’7″, 260 pounds, which gives me a BMI of 40.7. That means I’m perfectly balanced on the borderline of morbid obesity.

The ever-delightful Michelle Allison recently wrote about the show “Heavy” and how “nearly 100 million Americans suffer from debilitating obesity.”

Michelle and I both have a BMI over 40. Do you know how many people are fatter than us? 5.7%.

We’re both fat, but we’re both far from requiring a scooter to shop. In fact, I would venture to guess that the number of people who rely on scooters for shopping trips is less than 1%. Yet seeing them is evidence that Fat Acceptance has gone too far? Or that Fat Acceptance should somehow exclude the Bad Fatties?

I think the better explanation is that you are seeing more fat people because you have been trained to see more fat people. It’s not that Wal-Marts have become permanent Shriner conventions with fatties spinning donuts (mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…. donuts) in their Rascals.

It’s that we have been taught for over a decade that fatties are everywhere, with thanks in no small part to the headless fatty phenomenon. Every story about the obesity epidemic comes with two things: a reference to 2/3 of the population being too fat and this guy:

Except that guy is not illustrative of the Fat Panic. For an accurate cross-section of body sizes, you should check out Kate Harding’s BMI Illustrated (complete with morbidly obese Michelle).

Saying that Fat Acceptance is dangerous because it enables feederism or fatties in scooters is like saying that Civil Rights is dangerous because it enables gang life and young black criminals. If you spend your time looking for the dark side of a political movement, you will find it.

Being able to tie two seemingly related issues is not the same as establishing a cause and effect relationship. Yeah, you can create a plausible theory as to why the Civil Rights movement led to “welfare queens” and criminal entitlement, but you would have to ignore the complex reality. You would have to ignore the history of racial discrimination and injustice in this country in order to accuse the NAACP of enabling all the worst stereotypes of black people.

The same goes with Fat Acceptance. You would have to completely ignore the history of socially-encouraged disordered eating and unhealthy lifestyles promoted by the media in order to point the finger at Fat Acceptance and say, “They are enabling [insert fatty stereotype].”

And besides, how dare anyone in this society, particularly those in the media, accuse Fat Acceptance of enabling unhealthy lifestyles when our “culture” has always promoted an unhealthy lifestyle at the other end of the spectrum, and always will.

Yes, Fat Acceptance is bad because they enable obesity, yet our popular culture is blameless in the deaths of 9,576 teenagers each year because anorexia is “rare.”

The whole thing reminds me of Dan Quayle vs. Murphy Brown. For those youngsters who don’t recall, “Murphy Brown” was a popular television show in 1992, when George Bush (the original) and Bill Clinton were sparring in public.

Around the election, Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen) gets pregnant, but the father wants nothing to do with it. Murphy decides to go through with the pregnancy anyway, which, in 1992, the subject of single mothers was still a relatively taboo subject in society.

Well, Bush’s Vice President, Mr. Potato Head (aka Dan Quayle), tried to tie the LA riots and gang violence to a breakdown of family values and, somehow, Murphy Brown.

That quote received the most attention, but his words just prior that put it into context:

“Ultimately, however, marriage is a moral issue that requires cultural consensus, and the use of social sanctions. Bearing babies irresponsibly is, simply, wrong. Failure to support children one has fathered is wrong. We must be unequivocal about this.”

Sound familiar?

The current Fat Panic is of an unequivocal nature and they say that being fat irresponsibly is, simply, wrong.

But society overwhelmingly rejected Quayle’s analysis because it did not take the complexity of the issues into account and attempted to make a folk devil out of a positive role model.

That is where we, as Fat Acceptance advocates, stand today. We are attempting to help people make peace with their bodies and provide them the educational tools to make healthy, informed decisions about their bodies. But, ultimately, we respect each individual’s right to use their body as they see fit.

That is not enabling; that is the very foundation of freedom in this country.

So, if you are looking for an overly simplistic folk devil to pin the ills of our generation, or any generation, on, I highly recommend you dig deeper than Fat Acceptance or Murphy Brown.

You’ll have to go all the way back to that magnanimous bastard, Thomas Jefferson, who had the audacity to enshrine the importance of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness into the very DNA of our nation.

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106 Comments leave one →
  1. WRG permalink
    January 24, 2011 2:05 pm

    “Michelle and I both have a BMI over 40. Do you know how many people are fatter than us? 5.7%.”

    The myth of the fat invasion has reached epic proportions. I’d really appreciate if you’d provide your source for this percentage (5.7%).

    I admit to frequenting some classic weight-loss sites too. I’m interested in hearing what the other side is saying. For the most part, people are filled with irrational fear and self-loathing and it’s really hard (OK, mostly impossible) to counter the myths. However, I feel the need to cross my t’s and dot my i’s when I express the opinion that the Western world is NOT going to hell in a fatbasket.

  2. Fab@54 permalink
    January 24, 2011 4:25 pm

    Absolutely LOVE this posting, Shannon. It made me nod, it made me shake my head, it made me laugh out loud.

    Now my question; Am I imagining this, or was it not too long ago that the magic BMI number for “morbidly obese” was different (not 40)? Wasn’t it higher?
    Or was it simply the magic number for being “obese” that has changed?
    I seem to vaguely recall some sort of ‘readjustment’ to the BMI measures…. ??

    • January 24, 2011 4:45 pm

      Back in 1998 the bmi numbers were moved so that overnight, millions of people went from normal to overweight, or from overweight to obese, without gaining a pound.

    • January 24, 2011 4:47 pm

      Thanks Fab, I appreciate it. 🙂

      The only readjustment I’m aware of was when they lowered the overweight/normal cutoff from 27.8 to 25 in 1998. That turned 25 million Americans overweight overnight. I’m not sure if that happened with the obese category. Can anyone else shed some light?

      Peace,
      Shannon

    • January 24, 2011 6:03 pm

      Fab@54 –

      Are you thinking of the different classes of obesity (like Class I, II, and III)? There have been a couple rounds of naming conventions for the obese part of the BMI. If I remember, they used to say “obese, morbidly obese, and super morbidly obese”…or something very similar to that.

  3. LisaWordyAzz permalink
    January 24, 2011 5:24 pm

    I can tell you as someone who was never married, and no daddy in the picture in 1992 when single mothers were being crucified, as hard as the judgements went with that, it was much more difficult to exist in a society that hates fat people and from the time I was 5 the abuse hurled at me on a daily basis was horrible and it never stopped until I got thin in my 30’s for 6 years and then I was “too” thin. When I gained almost all my weight back and would see people who hadn’t seen me in the 2 years that I was gaining weight, I got looked like one would look at a serial killer.

    While have had personal issues with eating and weight, I never thought it was ok to hate a group of people based upon looks or weight. It’s a cruel world, I didn’t realize until I was 26 and first got on net how prevalent for all people of weight the abuse was. I just internalized it personally to me. I still couldn’t believe though grown adults would say the things they do and I am amazed that while the internet can unite, it also can in epic way promote hatred and a lot of that is geared towards fat people.

    I post occasionally on HuffPo. And this is what I think people fear with fat acceptance and fat activism. It’s not health they are worried about, its aesthetics. My opinion to me and some others is Fat Acceptance is a human right issue, it’s not a promotion of Obesity as a lifestyle. Feederism is usually a sexual perversion where one party gets off on another gaining massive amounts of weight in a short period of time, that’s unhealthy. I do believe that some people are prone to health issues because of excess weight, but people who are considered to be a healthy weight also get hit with those same diseases. I know thin people who have sleep apnea, high blood pressure and diabetes. I have said in the past and this true, no one has ever done any extensive studies on how we as humans respond differently to internal and external stimuli. While my body doesn’t burn fat stores as effectively as it used to, (the following should hopefully not be considered diet talk) I am still able to lose weight without much effort, as I certainly wont diet again. But all of us as humans we differ. I have friends no matter what they do to lose weight, if they can lose weight, they have to micromanage their diets and do intensive exercise to lose weight, and it never stays off. The issue no one wants to research is how many people have harmed their health by doing everything they can possibly can to lose weight and keep it off.

    I don’t know why its taking so long for people to look at fat acceptance as a human rights issue. MeMe Roth when the Marie Claire controversy said almost verbatim that it was ok to for Maura Kelly to feel the way she did because it was repulsive to see people that large be intimate. When I called her out on her fat hatred agenda vs a concern of obesity being a potential health problem (which it is for a FEW, it’s just not applicable to EVERY person who has a BMI of 30 or more) and said to her she was finally at least showing her true fat hating self on obesity being an aesthetic issue for her vs a health one, and that I found her revolting, the comment literally lasted on her FB page for all of TWO minutes before being deleted. What a hate spewing coward she is.

    It’s long past due for medicine to reevaluate and individualize health care. I at my heaviest was anemic and had below normal levels of good and bad lipids. I even after a large weight gain was severely anemic, have reactive hypoglycemia and still below normal cholestrol. This is why what you do is important Shannon, what Marilyn Wann , Linda Bacon,Golda Poretsky,Kim Brittingham, Ragen Chastain and Jennifer Jonassen do as well. I admire other bloggers from here and in the fat-o-sphere do just aint gonna make this any longer then it already is, as you can see I’ve well made up now my absences of responses to blogs. with this 5 million word Lisaresponseblog..:)

    • January 25, 2011 9:56 am

      Welcome back Lisa!

      Fat Acceptance is definitely a human rights issue, and one that is often overlooked because we’re seen as having a “choice” to fix ourselves and therefore avoid the human rights issues, which is just ridiculous considering religion is a choice as well.

      It is never okay to hate people, although it is okay to get pissed at people for contemptible beliefs. But, of course, that’s up to interpretation as well.

      Peace,
      Shannon

      • LisaWordyAzz permalink
        January 26, 2011 10:30 am

        I normally don’t think of myself as a hater. But I have no problems sleeping at night or with my conscience due to my hatred of MeMe Roth 🙂
        Hope you are well, Shannon…

        • hpliebekraft permalink
          February 6, 2011 7:02 pm

          I was curious so I looked up MeMe Roth. OMG! Now steam is coming out of my ears!
          Am I evil for wishing that MeMe Roth and Ann Coulter would get caught in a lesbian tryst? Not because I think that being a lesbian is bad but because both of them being self-righteous beeyatches would be sooo embarrassed.

  4. lifeonfats permalink
    January 24, 2011 7:37 pm

    I highly recommend Living 400 lbs’ post about the warped representation of the obesity epidemic:

    http://living400lbs.wordpress.com/2009/05/22/todays-logic-puzzle/

    While there are many people who are above a BMI of 40 and 50, we are not the exception to the rule, yet try convincing the media and medical industry of that.

    • January 25, 2011 9:58 am

      I’ve been pretty much repeating this post for the past year and didn’t even know it. 🙂

      I especially like this note at the bottom:

      Check tables 14 and 15 on BMI; note that 95% of American men have BMIs less than 38.6, and 95% of American women have BMIs less than 41.6.

      I wonder if there is more analysis of the higher BMIs. Like over 40, over 50, over 60 etc. Hmmmm….

      Thanks for sharing!

      Peace,
      Shannon

  5. January 25, 2011 1:33 am

    Wonderful post!

    I love how the lady at “Normal Eating” totally acts like HAES isn’t eating according to “body wisdom.” Maybe she doesn’t know about HAES. It’s totally possible because it looks like she hasn’t done any research on FA except for seeing that one clip she linked to.
    I itch to post a comment on her blog but won’t because the post is over a year old. But I ITCH, I tell you!

    The Bigger Fatter Blog stuff is pure bull. Anyone could see that’s anti-FA. It was put in that article to demonize the FA movement, not that I would have expected anything less. Man, people have a way of making me very cynical.

    I’m too gorgeous to be cynical at 21.

    • January 25, 2011 9:53 am

      Thanks Lexie. Don’t let the cynicism mar your gorgeous face!

      You inspired me to comment, so I did. You should too. Here’s what I wrote (I wonder how long it will stay up there):

      Dear Sheryl,
      I am disgusted with what you are doing with attuned eating. The approach you are advocating is a bastardized form of Health at Every Size, which is not about weight loss or achieving a “normal” weight, but about improving your health. In particular, this post about Fat Acceptance is a disgusting misrepresentation of what Marianne Kirby was talking about.

      If someone is weight cycling their entire life, they will absolutely destroy their homeostatic system and with each failed diet, their weight may creep upward as their body attempts to make up for the bouts of induced starvation. You completely ignore the damage that weight cycling does to your body and say, “Just eat the Sheryl Canter way and you’ll get to a ‘normal’ weight.”

      What is a “normal” weight, Sheryl? Because as far as I understand it, weight is as genetically determined as height. So if you are genetically inclined to be obese, but fight that with weight loss, then you may end up heavier than you were genetically intended.

      Are you saying that with your help people will achieve the “Normal” BMI? Are you saying that you know what the ideal weight of all people, whether individually or as a whole, *should* be? Are you saying that if a person eats healthy and exercises, but still weighs 300 pounds, that they are not normal?

      Just what are you saying, Sheryl?

      I completely support attuned eating, but you are taking the good things that attuned eating teaches and turning it into a weight loss plan, and you should be ashamed of yourself for that.

      And your willful misrepresentation of Fat Acceptance is shameless as well. Then again, you’re in good company.

      Incidentally, I find it ironic that this page full of myths includes this: “Normal Eating doesn’t require you to eat anything – you can eat whatever you want.” Yet you promote Gary Taubes, who is, essentially, an Atkins apologist. Taubes certainly does not advocate “you can eat whatever you want” and I’m beginning to suspect that neither do you.

      Peace,
      Shannon

      • January 25, 2011 11:47 am

        Answer: Two hours.

        Peace,
        Shannon

      • January 25, 2011 11:50 am

        Decided to post a response just for her:

        Unlike you, I am willing to address critics openly on my site. I guess it helps that I’m not hawking anything.

        So, if you would like address any of the issues I raised, feel free to visit us at FierceFatties.com.

        Otherwise, I’m adding you to my list of craven hacks intent on confusing people as to what intuitive eating means and what it’s for. We’ll address each of you in due course.

        But if you’d like to discuss why you believe what you believe, you will be welcome.

        Peace,
        Shannon

        • January 26, 2011 3:08 am

          You are just too awesome! She seriously rubs me the wrong way for some reason and I think it’s because she ripped off HAES and fucked it all kinds of up and made it into a diet of all things! Fo’ serious?! Also, I hate how she misrepresents the FA movement. “I totally support equality for ALL people, but do you realize you’re FAT?! I can make you ‘normal(tm)’!” Way to totally play on childhood wishes. When I was little, I didn’t want to be pretty, just “normal.” Then I took off the glasses society passes out and looked in the mirror and saw a baby-faced Amizonian Quincess. ;P

          By the way, I’m writing this from my bed on my phone; FFF looks great mobile!

  6. Alexie permalink
    January 25, 2011 5:35 pm

    Some interesting links you provided there! I went to magichappyhands (or whatever her name is) and read her Anti-Fat-Acceptance-Rant and then made myself read all the comments underneath. One thing really jumped out at me, and it’s something I’ve noticed before in these sorts of discussions. Some of the loudest voices condemning Fat Acceptance and/or agreeing that fat is disgusting are people who then reveal that they are fat themselves.

    They’re saying: “I agree that fat is disgusting and I can say this because I’m fat myself, but I’m not one of THOSE bad fatties, I’m a GOOD fatty, because I know I look horrible, but I’m trying to do something about it.”

    Cognitive dissonance!

    • January 26, 2011 10:25 am

      Welcome to the party Alexie.

      You’re right, self-hating fatties are often the loudest because they feel justified. But that’s just what they’ve been taught by society: fat is bad and you must loathe yourself in order to atone for your sin. Of course, you’ll find the same self-loathing across the entire spectrum of bodies, but fatties seem especially enthusiastic.

      Peace,
      Shannon

  7. January 26, 2011 10:09 am

    Perks of being overweight in this society: learning self-loathing and feeling as if I have to apologize for existing. Yeah. Those are great perks.

  8. LaVidaBoring permalink
    February 5, 2011 12:02 pm

    FWIW, the guy who runs “Bigger Fatter Blog” is a brain-damaged HVAC engineer named Christopher Gerald Brady. Mr. Brady has a truly unreasonable hatred aimed at two groups 1) doctors and 2) fat people. I’m not using brain-damaged as an insensitive insult here; Brady really is brain-damaged. He’s like a combination of Paul Cameron and Fred Phelps when it comes to fat people, whom he believes are ruining society and whom should be denied medical treatment and forced into fat camps where they can be physically and verbally abused until they learn to “eat responsibly”. The whole purpose of his blog is to demonize and generate disgust and hatred for the fat. Mr. Brady is also into trying to sell his services and his (unpublished) book, as he is the only guy smart enough to have figured out a cure for obesity. The secret? Eat less, move more, and feel guilty for being fat! Truly revolutionary, no?

    • February 5, 2011 2:35 pm

      Thanks for the info LaVidaBoring. I’m curious how you know all of this and whether there are any sources you can pass along regarding Mr. Brady. If that really is his goal, then his presence in CNN’s story is even more disturbing. That would be like interviewing Phelps on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell for a Christian perspective. If you have any more information feel free to email me at atchka at hotmail.

      And welcome to FierceFatties.

      Peace
      Shannon

      • LaVidaBoring permalink
        February 5, 2011 4:42 pm

        I know this because I’ve frequented forums that Mr. Brady has trolled and/or brought to a close. Most recently the “Happy Fat Girl” forums. He thinks fat acceptance is evil and so he trolls places like that, often several times using different IPs and registrations.

        • February 5, 2011 4:55 pm

          If you see it happening again, could you please email me the likes or start documenting it with screen caps? He’s already being cited as a source for stories on Fat Acceptance. We need to keep track of his opinions if we’re going to make the case that he does not speak for us in the least. Thanks for your help.

          Peace,
          Shannon

          • LaVidaBoring permalink
            February 5, 2011 5:16 pm

            Just sent you an e-mail with lots more info. I’m glad to help. I despise this person and how he treats fat people and fat women especially.

            • Mark Nelson permalink
              September 11, 2012 6:21 pm

              Hi LaVidaBoring. Great work identifying ‘Fat Bastard’! I am someone who is trying to contact Christopher Brady and was curious how you know where he lives? I’m actually trying to get an active address for him so I can make contact that way. Are you able to assist? I assure you I am not CB/ FB.

  9. LaVidaBoring permalink
    February 5, 2011 6:47 pm

    Well, hello there, Mr. Brady. How are things in lovely Jacksonville, NC? Or are you posting from the road tonight?

  10. LaVidaBoring permalink
    February 5, 2011 6:55 pm

    Hey, Chris, do you really think anyone believes you’re two separate people here? You have left too many signatures in various places signing off as “CG Brady aka Fat Bastard” trying to plug your medical holocaust blog. You’ve also admitted on at least two message boards that Fat Bastard is your alter ego. So stop lying, Chris. To use your own advice, GROW UP! And remember, everything on the ‘Net is written in permanent marker. So is the other “Chris Brady” (age 27) in Jacksonville NC your son? Does he know what kinds of things dad is posting on the ‘Net?

  11. Alexie permalink
    February 5, 2011 7:02 pm

    I was going to leave a comment for the troll.

    But then I looked at his website and decided he is one troll that’s most definitely not worth feeding – for his own sake.

  12. February 5, 2011 7:08 pm

    I can’t find atchka’s email address … can someone please either point me in the right direction or tell him there’s some triggering, hateful crap being spewed?

    • February 6, 2011 3:59 pm

      CC, we’re on it. Tag the assholes and we’ll be done with it.

      Peace,
      Shannon

  13. Mulberry permalink
    February 5, 2011 10:34 pm

    I have to admit, the thought of Meme Roth getting it on with Brady did give me a good laugh. And she has said in an interview that she thinks fat men can’t get it up. Anybody up to recording a video for YouTube, or should we just sell tickets?

    • February 6, 2011 6:47 pm

      Oh dear goddess, that just gave me a mental image that I need to wipe from my brain. SHUDDER!

      • Mulberry permalink
        February 6, 2011 7:21 pm

        Okay, I’ll revise that somewhat. Chris Brady with Meme Roth, Ann Coulter, Maura Kelly and Joan Rivers. And an instructional tape from Charlie Sheen. It’ll go viral, just wait and see.

  14. LaVidaBoring permalink
    February 6, 2011 5:59 am

    Pretty soon Brady will be offering us his “cure” for “fattitude” and his sure-fire weight loss plan. All for the low low price of $19.95. What a generous guy. He’s truly a legend in his own mind.

    • Mulberry permalink
      February 6, 2011 10:25 am

      When a guy is built too small, he blames women for being built too big. Funny how that works.
      Also notice that he chooses to spend his Saturday night with the fat girls that fascinate him in spite of his protests to the contrary.-

      • LaVidaBoring permalink
        February 6, 2011 10:30 am

        Oh, Chris Brady is absolutely *fascinated* by supersize women, especially Web models. His fascination borders on obsession. He loves to hunt all over the web for pics of really large women and post them on his blog and on MyFatSpouse.com.

        Brady also likes to accuse and insult other men who disagree with him by claiming his (perceived) opponents are gay. His fascination with supersize women is his primary interest, but clearly he’s got something for gay men too. Does make you wonder, doesn’t it?

        • Mulberry permalink
          February 6, 2011 1:12 pm

          Nah, it doesn’t make me wonder, but that’s because I’ve encountered a lot of these twits over the years. These days, I just wonder where the twit factory is that produces them, and why they don’t bother to include brains. Bad for business maybe?

          I’ve seen the accusation before: “You like fat women, therefore you’re gay.” WTF?

          Just for fun, check out the etymology of fascinated. It’s from the Latin “fascinum”, which you can look up in answers.com .

      • February 6, 2011 4:14 pm

        I love you, Mulberry. 🙂

        Peace,
        Shannon

  15. February 6, 2011 3:58 pm

    Proud FA, I hereby christen you an asshole.

    Peace,
    Shannon

    • LaVidaBoring permalink
      February 7, 2011 6:06 am

      I second that emotion. Chris G. Brady is a world-class asshole.

    • February 12, 2011 11:46 am

      Atchka, how dare you profane the holy rite of initiation that is baptism and use it to refer to this “person?”

      🙂

      • February 12, 2011 4:03 pm

        Joanna, I was more referring to the ritual of launching a ship in hopes of knocking him upside the head with a bottle of champagne (although he’s only worth some Maddog 20/20).

        Peace,
        Shannon

  16. February 6, 2011 3:58 pm

    And Fat Bastard, you, sir, are king of the assholes.

    Peace,
    Shannon

  17. February 6, 2011 4:07 pm

    First of all, Proud FA, I’m a guy. That’s stupid-ass comment number 1.

    Second, these stats are from the National Institutes of Mental Health, part of the National Institutes of Health. If you have research from the CDC that conflict with the data I’m citing then present it. Don’t be a douchebag in denial. That’s stupid-ass comment number 2.

    Finally, I find it ironic and laughable that you make such iron-clad statements about the “choice” of anorexic and obese people. Anorexia is biological and genetic, and so is obesity, and what they both have in common is that they are triggered by the environment. It may be that there are more triggers for obesity than anorexia, but anorexia is still very deadly. And that is the third stupid-ass comment in such a brief, futile attempt to sound like you know what the fuck you’re talking about.

    Peace,
    Shannon

    • LaVidaBoring permalink
      February 6, 2011 4:44 pm

      Oh, in case you haven’t guessed, ProudFA is also Chris G. Brady. He has created several characters so it appears he has a larger following than he really does. In fact, he pretty much is his own following.

    • February 6, 2011 11:30 pm

      You write like a girl with PMS and that is why I thought you were a chick because you seem so immune to logic and facts.

      Anorexia is so rare that the CDC does not even list it. http://www.cdc.gov/az/a.html

      The CDC Office of Rare Diseases lists it.

      Here are the facts on obesity.

      http://www.doctorslounge.com/primary/articles/obesity_death/

      So that you won’t say that I cherry picked them.

      http://www.google.com/search?q=deaths+obesity+usa&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

      Telling people bullshit like fat and fit and HAES is irresponsible. Lying to them and telling them that obesity is genetic is pathological. Where were these genes 30 years ago. Why is it that Blacks in Africa are lean and Blacks here are fat?

      Obesity is a choice and so is gluttony. Fat Bastard thinks it’s a good choice and so do most Americans. Bigger Fatter Blog is big because it appeals to sane people such as fat guys, FAs, foodies ect..

      There are fat girls here who are delusional enough to believe that they are barely eating and still maintain 300+ pounds. Only a real slime would not confront that delusional thinking.

      True fat acceptance can never be achieved until gluttony is no longer demonized. The American culture is a greedy food centric culture and some of us think that is a good thing. We see obesity are a positive symptom. Saying that big amounts of food are not the reason people are fat is one of the cruelest lie perpetrated on fat girls. Let’s face it, these girls are not the sharppest cheddar and explaining the laws of physics to them would like be trying to teach a chimpanzee calculus. Those of you who know better and I know that you know better should do the moral thing and come clean about it.

      We post picture of gorgeous girl gluttons on BFB all the time. We don’t do it to exploit them as there is not frontal nudity. We do it to celebrate gluttony and body diversity.

      Fat Bastard only is attracted to normal women whereas I like all shapes but now I am engaged to a lean woman because I want healthy kids and as you know obese girls have high risk pregnancies. Will you be honest enough to admit to that?

      • February 7, 2011 10:33 am

        I’ve deleted your other comments because we have the requisite asshole flags. I’m leaving this one as evidence of your ignorance.

        You were stupid enough to pick an article from April 2004 that still cites the 400,000 annual deaths mortality figure. The 400,000 mortality figure included the Overweight and Obese BMIs. It has since been redacted and replaced by the more accurate research of Dr. Katherine Flegal which estimates that Overweight and Obese contribute to 26,000 annual deaths. But if you still want to freak out about it, you can cite the fact that 112,000 Obese people die each year according to those stats (the Overweight category has a negative mortality rate of 86,000).

        As far as genetics goes, if you read a fucking book, you’d know that there are fat people in Africa, but when you’re an ignorant fuckwad who relies on stereotypes and sensationalized bullshit to get the attention you crave, then whose to let facts stand in your way. If you want to learn more about the natural diversity of body sizes and shapes in Africa, read “Good Calories, Bad Calories” and Taubes does an excellent job of explaining, even for a simple-minded buffoon such as yourself.

        Regarding your comment on pregnancies, my father-in-law is an OB/GYN (primarily OB due to a dearth of OBs in our city) and we’ve had this discussion frequently. It’s not that obese girls have high risk pregnancies, it’s that obesity and poverty are strongly correlated and that a lack of access to quality healthcare makes proper prenatal care difficult. What risk there is with obese pregnancies can be significantly mitigated with inexpensive adaptations to accommodate a larger body. The risks associated with an obese mother are no greater than the risks associated with an underweight mother, and the frequency of the two are similar.

        Regarding anorexia, you continue to cite the fact that anorexia isn’t listed in the CDCs diseases, but is covered by the CDC’s Office of Rare Diseases. First of all, the CDC doesn’t have an Office of Rare Diseases. There, is however, the National Organization of Rare Disorders, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. As I stated previously, the statistics I used are official NIH numbers, you stupid bastard. Just because it’s under the NORD does not make it unimportant or less deadly. Cystic Fibrosis is on there as well, it doesn’t mean the disease isn’t devastating to the relatively small number of families who suffer from it. It also doesn’t mean that bigger, more widespread diseases are the only ones we should focus on.

        Also, you keep boasting about MeMe Roth and how you’d love to debate her, but she’s scared of you, etc., etc. Guess what, mother fucker, I did debate her one year ago and I wiped the fucking floor with stammering, fat hating bullshit.

        Finally, both Fat Bastard and Proud FA are posting from the same fucking IP address. So, unless you’ve got some kind of fucked up “Three’s Company” going on, you’re the same, sad, stupid fucker.

        Photobucket

        We’re done allowing you a forum to spout your hatred. You and your “team” of multiple personalities can go fuck yourselves now.

        Peace,
        Shannon

        • LaVidaBoring permalink
          February 7, 2011 11:09 am

          *clap clap clap*

          Rest assured I will be on the lookout for wherever Chris Gerald Brady spews his ugly verbal diarrhea next and will disseminate the same info I gave you, atchka.

        • February 11, 2011 7:49 pm

          You deleted my comments because you are a censor and a coward. Fat Bastard has a comments section on Bigger Fatter Blog and he does not censor and he is not a coward.

          Shannon you need to do what all the fat feminists dream of doing and that is grow a set of balls.

          Fat Bastard kicked your asses.

          • February 11, 2011 8:15 pm

            Flagged. You have nothing to contribute that is in any way helpful, therefore there is no obligation to leave your drivel in place. How much time do you have to waste on trying to convince grown adults what to do with their lives, honestly?

            • February 13, 2011 9:47 pm

              The fact is Fat Bastard’s blog receives more page views than any other FA site and the fact that none of you leave comments there show that you are dishonest and lack the courage of your convictions. You girls have lost all credibility with 99.99999% of fat folks and you know it but you are such pathological liars that you can’t admit it.

              Fat Bastard is loved and embraced by the silent majority and the feederism community which in much bigger than the old tired NAAFA style fat acceptance community. You girls are obsolete.

          • February 12, 2011 4:23 am

            I don’t want balls and I’m a fat feminist. I like my ovaries, thanks. They’re just as good as any testicles.

            Anyhoo… It’s really fucking sad that you have to be your own fan club and pretend to have followers. I would laugh, but it’s just really pathetic.

          • Mulberry permalink
            February 12, 2011 2:43 pm

            Trolls always say things like “We kicked your asses” or “we won” no matter what actually happened. Othersise they’d have to go back to their own blogs admitting defeat. Not in their nature.
            Notice too, the projection. Somebody who hates women says a guy who likes women “has no balls”. Somebody who hides behind pseudonyms calls a guy who uses his real name a “coward”.
            ‘Twas ever thus and will ever be.

          • February 12, 2011 4:36 pm

            Proud FA,
            Hey buddy, lookie there, you almost composed an entire comment without using a bunch of fat hating filler. Way to go! I can handle being called a censor and a coward from some anonymous douchebag who responds to his own comments on his own blog because nobody else wants to talk to him. Which makes me wonder if the entire troll lifestyle is caused by a desperate need to connect with other people, but a complete lack of social skills due to the complete absence of a prefrontal cortex.

            And unless you have a legitimate multiple personality disorder, you can stop referring to your other personas as though they’re your team of buddies. Unless you and Fat Bastard are roommates and/or lovers, you’re just a single, sad, lonely person with nothing better to do on a Friday night than boast of your non-existent victory.

            You wanna kick my ass? Be on Skype next Saturday at noon.

            Peace,
            Shannon

            • February 13, 2011 12:17 am

              Proud has invited you to Bigger Fatter Blog for you ass kicking in front of the world. We don’t censor or delete but then again we are not a pack of liars with something to hide.

              Proud has never made any fat hating statements. You just don’t like him because he’s the former Dean of Feederism and he’s a lot smarter than you.

              You know we are right.

              Bigger Fatter Blog is NOT a feederism site but we are not anti feeder/gainer. We welcome ALL fatlings and not just the ones who fit the narrow NAAFA criteria. That is why Bigger Fatter Blog is the most read FA site in the world and that pisses you off.

              We welcome everyone. You don’t. We succeed. You fail. Get over it and wise up.

              • February 13, 2011 12:33 am

                Here are some of our page views for yesterday!
                1764 Pageviews
                Getting Fat on the Cheap: Proud FA’s Guide for the…
                Nov 6, 2010, 9 comments

                1445 Pageviews
                ABC and CNN News Quotes Bigger Fatter Blog.
                Jul 22, 2010, 12 comments

                816 Pageviews
                Brits Hate Tits
                Jan 27, 2009, 25 comments

                764 Pageviews
                Stop Picking on Donna Simpson
                Dec 31, 2010, 13 comments

                610 Pageviews
                Jack LaLanne Dead at 96: Proof that exercise and d…
                Jan 24, 2011, 167 comments

                If you had any honesty you would read these articles and you would see that we are far more staunch in our defense of obesity and gluttony that any other FA org.

                We defended and warded off an assault from a bunch of gym rats in our Jack LaLanne article. Unlike the so called fierce fatties we stood our ground and if you real the comments section you will see that my team of Dr Gerald “Teddy” Bear, of Biggest Fattest Blog, Rev BLA, Proud, Belly Boy and others made fools out if these fat haters. The only comment I deleted were ones that were vulgar.

                You “Fierce” fatties would have turn tail an run and played the victim like you always do. You girls are pathetic. Our girls kick ass.

                • LaVidaBoring permalink
                  February 13, 2011 5:59 am

                  Brady, you are such an incredibly dishonest asshat. The reason your blog has so many page views is that you troll the Web to specifically to send traffic to your blog. The reason “gym rats” posted on your blog was because you told them to, as shown here: http://www.shapefit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=11104 .

                  You go around posting various places using your various aliases just to send people to your pathetic and vulgar blog. Some of Christopher Gerald Brady’s most common aliases: as “Fat Bastard”, “Proud FA”, “Educator”, “Mr Objective”, “Truth”, “Balldez”, “CG Brady”, and “V2 Rocket”.

                  And you told them your blog was a “fat acceptance” blog, when you yourself admitted, after trolling some poor anorexic’s blog as “Fat Bastard”, that it’s a parody site. So now you’ve branched out now into trolling and ridiculing people with eating disorders. You really are a lower life form, CG Brady. How much of your frontal lobe is functional these days, anyway? When you were brain damaged, did it destroy your ability to both empathize and tell the truth?

                • LaVidaBoring permalink
                  February 13, 2011 6:10 am

                  Oh, looks like Brady trolled 4chan /fit/ to send fat haters both here and to his blog.

              • February 13, 2011 2:30 pm

                What’s the matter, Fat Bastard, can’t read or just afraid to put a face to the vile opinions? Next Saturday, I will gladly debate you on Skype and post the entire thing. Are you in or not?

                Peace,
                Shannon

        • February 13, 2011 8:10 pm

          Stop lying liar.

          OK Coward, bring your P-whipped self over to my blog because if you are serious about fat acceptance you can confront me there and I won’t censor bu then again I [CENSORED]. My blog get more viewers and there you would have opportunity to preach tom ore than just the brain dead members of your brain dead choir.

          In the meantime you can [CENSORED].

          • February 14, 2011 7:58 am

            Fat Bastard,
            You are pathetic. This is your last opportunity, then I’m forever banning you as an unwelcome asshole at Fierce, Freethinking Fatties. Debate me face-to-face or go wallow in your friendless pit alone. It’s your choice.

            Nobody is coming to your site because it’s a monument to stupidity and ignorance, and none of my readers want anything to do with you or your vile “parody.” The only reason I’m engaging you is to prove to everyone what a spineless blowhard you really are. The face that you won’t even comment on this post is more than enough evidence of that.

            I’m willing to be seen defending my beliefs. Are you?

            I ask you one final time: debate me face-to-face on Skype or no?

            Peace,
            Shannon

            • February 15, 2011 2:25 pm

              I don’t have Skype and I don’t want Skype. You can move to my blog where everything we write can be memorialized. That way you can’t revise history. It will all be there in black and white. In fact, I invite you and all your minions. My team will take on your team.

              I am not going to give you or your flunkies any chance of lying your way out of it.

              If you want to debate me it will be memorialized and it will be in writing so that you cannot lie like you traditional obsolete fat acceptors do.

              When this debate (assuming you have a shred of integrity to do it) is over it will exist for all the world to see and millions of people fat thin and in between will make up their own minds. I doubt that you have the courage to allow it to stand so that everyone can see both sides of it.

              Proud and I wrote an articel about why you NAAFA girls have failed and why The FA movement has failed and here it is. http://biggerfatterblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/why-fat-acceptance-has-failed.html

              • February 15, 2011 2:39 pm

                Chickenshit asshole. You’re pathetic and delusional.

              • February 15, 2011 2:52 pm

                Skype is free and I would post the entire video uncut. The point of doing Skype is so you can’t hide anymore. You either have the courage to state your opinions with your real face or you continue to wallow in your own troll hole.

                This is the last time I’m responding to you here. I’m offering you a complete unedited opportunity to show just what you’re made of and you refuse to do so because you are afraid of being seen, of being judged, of being laughed at. And believe me, I understand that fear.

                But I will not dip a single toe in your rancid blog, ever.

                Face-to-face or nothing, Fat Bastard. If you respond with anything other than a “hell yeah” then I’m done with you, got it? No more comments on my blog, no more humoring you to prove you’re a troll. If you think you’re so right, then bring it where it matters: in person, on Skype.

                Otherwise, consider this charade over.

                Peace,
                Shannon

                • February 16, 2011 1:35 am

                  We krust you. now how you liars operate. Blog Spot comment sections cannot be edited but videos can. You have lied about Bigger Fatter Blog and Fat Bastard. We have no reason to trust you.

                  You know where bigger Fatter Blog is. I do not want Skype and neither does Fat Bastard. We would debate you and your assholes here but you keep deleting what we post and then lie about why you deleted it.

                  Pick a topic and Fat Bastard or I will create a post on Bigger Fatter Blog. We are not going to waste our time on a debate that we cannot memorialize in writing. You track record is one of a liar and a sneak. We simply don’t trust you for good reason.

                  Either debate us in writing on Bigger Fatter Blog or go fuck yourself. We have come to your turf so let’s see if you and your delusional girls have the belly to step into our yard.

                  There is another possiblilty and that would be in the Fat Acceptance section on My Fat Spouse. I will run the idea past Fat Bastard.

                  I think MFS would be a great venue. You and your girls will get to sell your brand of Fat Acceptance to fat haters and Fat Bastard will get to sell his brand. I doubt if you have the sack for it and I know you don’t want your histrionic fat girls involved because they can never keep their cool and they always say something stupid.

                  We want to put the final nail in the NAAFA style anti feederism anti glutton fat acceptance which is ultimately anti fatling.

                  • February 16, 2011 9:14 am

                    So long, Fat Bastard. You’re done here. You’re too chickenshit to debate in person because you’re nothing but a troll. You are hereby banned from commenting on Fierce, Freethinking Fatties from now on.

                    Peace,
                    Shannon

                  • LaVidaBoring permalink
                    February 16, 2011 2:53 pm

                    Chris Brady, you keep denying that you are Fat Bastard/Proud FA, despite the fact that you signed your name “CG Brady aka Fat Bastard” elsewhere on the Web, and then you accuse *us* of being liars? LOL, you pathetic, sad creature.

      • February 7, 2011 3:32 pm

        Wait. Did you just call women stupid just because they’re women? O no, no, no! Sir! Get your mind off your sexual organs and allow me to welcome you to the new millenium! My vagina has nothing to do with how smart I am and can be.

        How ironic that you call women “immune to logic” when you’re the one devoid of it.

      • February 7, 2011 4:19 pm

        Proud FA, you’ve been flagged as an asshole, so all of your posts are being deleted. But to answer your question, I provided the link to the debate with MeMe. It’s not a video (so I know you’re limited intelligence and attention span might prevent you from following along), but it is nearly 45 minutes of uncut, uncensored debate between me and her.

        Here, let me post the link directly since you can’t seem to figure out how to get to it: http://atchka.podbean.com/2010/02/15/on-hold-with-atchka-and-meme-roth

        Peace,
        Shannon

  18. hpliebekraft permalink
    February 6, 2011 8:44 pm

    You, sir, are a misogynist asshole and a troll.

  19. hpliebekraft permalink
    February 6, 2011 8:47 pm

    I don’t hate skinny women, Proud Asshole. But I do hate trolls.

  20. February 6, 2011 10:05 pm

    *plants Asshole flag*

    Die in a fire. Really, truly, and sincerely.

  21. February 7, 2011 4:35 am

    ASSHOLE!

    Puh-lease. Can’t you at least TRY to be clever?

    We’re not all women, first of all. But I wouldn’t put sexism past you. O well. Hope the Mighty Mods bring down the Ban Hammer.

    • LaVidaBoring permalink
      February 7, 2011 6:17 am

      Chris Brady is definitely an unapologetic misogynist in addition to being a virulent fat hater. Brady has stated that all women ought to have their ovaries removed at age 35 because of how hard PMS and menopause is on the men in their life. He’s called estrogen the “toxic” hormone. Brady also frequently states on various message boards that women have lower IQs than men and are more likely to be mentally ill than men.

      Worst of all, and one of the reasons I am trying to get the real story about Chris Gerald Brady as widely disseminated as possible, is that he sanctions violence against women for the sin of being fat. Chris G. Brady asked a male poster on MFS (where he posts as “Married2ASweatHog?”) who came to complain about his fat wife, “Have you tried kicking the shit out of her?” The mod on that site appears to have deleted that particular post; too bad I didn’t screen cap it. But to be fair to Mr. Brady, he sanctions violence against fat men too.

      Part of the reason Chris Brady is so fond of anorexics is that not only are they HOT and sexy to him, they stop menstruating, thus freeing the men in their life from the annoyances of PMS.

      • Fat Bastard Unmasked permalink
        February 11, 2011 7:37 pm

        It is undeniable that men have more brain tissue than women and that more males score higher IQ scores than females.

        http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/4183166.stm

        There were twice as many men with IQ scores of 125, for example, a level said to correspond with people getting first-class degrees.

        At scores of 155, associated with genius, there were 5.5 men for every woman. Sorry girls he’s got us on this one.

        • Dr. Ivo Robuttnik permalink
          February 12, 2011 12:51 am

          Get out and stay out.

        • February 12, 2011 4:28 am

          FBU:

          You posted a link to an article written 6 years ago. Biological research moves very fast. That article and it’s information is severely out-dated.

          My biology professor had us write a paper with medical and biological articles as sources and we couldn’t use anything older than 3 years, and even 3 year old articles were peppered with information no longer valid.

          So, yeah. Fail.

        • February 12, 2011 4:32 am

          I also find it funny that you spout on about brain tissue and having soooo much of it because you have a penis, when the brain is made up of so much fat.

          Oh, the irony.

        • Mulberry permalink
          February 12, 2011 2:53 pm

          Of course men, having busted chromosomes, tend to extremes on BOTH ends of the IQ scale. It’s not hard to guess which end you’re on, and which end you think you’re on.

  22. February 7, 2011 4:43 am

    Bwahahaha! One says “fact check” and does not know one’s facts! Adorable. Really. The ignorance of a child but the hatred only a grown human can posess.

    And with all of that hatred one worries about cussing! Ha!

  23. February 7, 2011 4:52 am

    Me?! Jealous? Of what? Another person’s body? What a silly fool you are. Saying I’m jealous of another’s body is like saying you’re not a hateful asshole. It’s laughable!

    I second the asshole-flag planting. Into the fire with you!

  24. LaVidaBoring permalink
    February 7, 2011 6:03 am

    I’ll third it. Time to stop Chris G. Brady, aka “Fat Bastard” aka “Proud FA” aka asshole extraordinaire, from leaving his slime trails here. Brady is such a world-class asshole that I’m thinking of nominating him for the “Millenium Project” (http://www.ratbags.com).

  25. February 7, 2011 9:58 am

    I’ve got the fourth asshole flag. We just need a fifth.

    Peace,
    Shannon

  26. vesta44 permalink
    February 7, 2011 1:21 pm

    I stayed out of this fight, I’ve had my rounds with Fat Bastard, the fucker follows my blog and comments on it occasionally (which comments never see the light of day). I’ve also been a victim of MFS, a couple of years ago. A blogger friend of mine told me about it and was in tears about them making fun of me, calling me names, etc. I told her I could care less what they thought of me, I didn’t know them, would never know them, didn’t have to know them, and didn’t have to interact with them in real life on a daily basis so why should I give rat’s ass what they thought about me? Told her that people who know me wouldn’t believe what was said about me, and if people who don’t know me believe it, who cares? I don’t know them either and the same thing applies to them as applies to the douchecanoes at MFS – they can all eat shit and bark at the moon. That will get them farther in life than railing at me about anything will.
    I learned early on in my blogging career that you don’t feed the trolls. Attention is what they want. And I refuse to give them what they want. I don’t read their comments, I don’t publish their comments, I don’t respond to their comments on other blogs. They’re miserable pieces of shit who have miserable lives and aren’t happy unless they’re making everyone else miserable right along with them. Sorry, I don’t have time for that, I’m too busy living my life fat at the world to bother with trolls.

    • LaVidaBoring permalink
      February 7, 2011 4:50 pm

      Yeah, I saw them trash talk you on that forum. They used your real name too. Well, now you can use Chris Brady’s real name whenever he slithers into a fat acceptance area to troll.

  27. Fat Bastard Unmasked permalink
    February 11, 2011 5:35 pm

    http://www.dfis-law.com/bio_cgb.shtml

    For those of you who have figured out the identity of Fat Bastard here is his picture. He’s a medical mal-practice lawyer and fitness nut.

    This would explain his Medical Holocaust Blog and his anti fat propaganda.

    • vesta44 permalink
      February 12, 2011 11:15 am

      If that is really who Fat Bastard is, I wonder what his law firm would think of his extracurricular activities. Would they think that maybe he isn’t working hard enough for them and has too much time on his hands, that he can do so much non-work related research and trolling on the internet. Would they possibly want to give him more time to do more non-work related research and trolling on the internet (by firing him). It’s a thought, it’s definitely a thought………………….

      • LaVidaBoring permalink
        February 12, 2011 11:48 am

        No, “Fat Bastard”/”Proud FA” is a guy named Chris Gerald Brady, age 55 1/2 (born 6/15/1955) who is a vision-impaired and brain-damaged HVAC engineer who lives in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He’s definitely not a lawyer.

      • LaVidaBoring permalink
        February 12, 2011 11:51 am

        And by the way, if you’re wondering how I know this, I know it because of what this evil man has posted about himself on various internet forums. I’ve been cybersleuthing this man’s trail of slime recently. Chris Brady had an abusive alcoholic mother who he thinks died because of a medical mistake (administration of Ativan), hence his hatred for women and doctors and the medical industry in general.

      • February 12, 2011 4:02 pm

        Vesta,
        Ignore Fat Bastard Unmasked. Same IP as Proud FA, same person.

        Yeah, that’s the third persona he has used here. I’m sure there are plenty more where they came from too.

        Peace,
        Shannon

    • February 12, 2011 2:58 pm

      I have no clue if Fat Bastard really is Chris Brady or not and quite frankly, I don’t care. But I do know that this “Fat Bastard Unmasked” is Proud FA is Fat Bastard.

      What sort of sad, pathetic life must a person be living if he has (at least) three online personas carrying on conversations with himself?

      Alright Fat Bastard, you want a fight, I’ll give you a fight. Next Saturday, we’ll debate the subject of obesity and health on Skype. No hiding behind aliases, no “parody” of Fat Acceptance, no vulgar epithets… just you and me discussing the issues. I’ll record the whole thing and post it in its entirety.

      No more hiding, Fat Bastard. It’s time to put your money where you’re big, fat mouth is. You want to spout these hateful opinions all over the internet, but now it’s time for you to do it in person so we can see the slimy creep behind all the hatred.

      Peace,
      Shannon

      • LaVidaBoring permalink
        February 12, 2011 3:41 pm

        Completely OT, Shannon: where does your avatar come from? For some reason it seems science-fictiony to me.

        • February 12, 2011 3:57 pm

          You’re dead on, LVB. That is Burr DeBenning, star of “Incredible Melting Man,” one of my favorite MST episodes (and you can watch the entire thing on YouTube here). That’s where Atchka! comes from too (I wrote more about it here).

          Peace,
          Shannon

  28. lifeonfats permalink
    February 12, 2011 10:16 am

    Chris Brady uses ancient research to try and prove his theories and trolls blogs looking for non-self loathing fat people to torment and uses multiple ID’s to leave hateful comments.

    Not very intelligent and not very sane, so therefore, he just disproved his belief that men are smarter and less likely to be mentally ill.

  29. February 13, 2011 3:45 pm

    “You girls are pathetic, our girls kick ass.”
    What does that even mean? Except that the commenter is a misogynist.
    Last time I looked there were both girls and guys who seemed to consider themselves a part of this community.
    This “Fat Bastard” person is an asshole and a transparent one at that. He is clearly a troll.

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