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Fat Shaming Trolls Take Trolling To The Tube
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/gr...-1.2450325

Quote: Fat-shamers are reportedly handing out anti-gluttony cards to commuters on London public transportation, trying to convince strangers to change their allegedly unhealthy lifestyles.

The cards are credited to "Overweight Haters Ltd." Kara Florish says she was given the card while traveling on the London Underground and shared images of the card on social media.


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"It's really not glandular, it's your gluttony," the card states, according to Florish’s posts. "Our organization hates and resents fat people. We object to the enormous amount of food resources you consume while half the world starves."

We do not understand why you fail to grasp that by eating less you will be better off, slimmer, happy, and find a partner who is not a perverted chubby-lover, or even find a partner at all," the card continues.

"We also object that the (beautiful) pig is used as an insult. You are not a pig. You are a fat, ugly human."


SELENA GOMEZ OPENS UP ABOUT FAT SHAMING, LUPUS

British Transport Police confirmed that they are aware of the cards being distributed and urged anyone who has received one to contact authorities.

Florish is taking the situation in stride.

"I am not upset myself," Florish wrote online. "I am smaller than the national average and not exactly obese, but this is hateful and cowardly and could potentially upset people struggling with confidence and eating disorders."

Another traveler, Sean Thomas Knox, reported seeing a woman break down in tears after receiving one of the cards.

"Young man just got on train at Oxford Circus, gave printed card saying YOU'RE FAT to overweight girl. He jumped off. She read it, & cried," he wrote on Twitter. "Am 99.9% sure this wasn't staged. She didn't even realise I was watching at first. Her stunned, desolate reaction was very real. Then tears."

People expressed outrage on social media about the cards.

“Vile humans,” one person called the group. “For one thing, shaming someone doesn’t inspire them to love weight.” Another person called the cards “abusive and unnecessary.”

The source of the cards remains unclear, but according to records with UK's Companies House, no official company exists with the name Overweight Haters Ltd.

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(This post was last modified: 12-01-2015 09:12 AM by nomadbrah.)
12-01-2015 09:12 AM
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RE: Fat Shaming Trolls Take Trolling To The Tube
Saw a few of these pop up on twitter, it seemed to go through the same process:

1. Tweet how they just got the card, which is then retweeted a couple hundred times.
2. Second tweet saying how "they aren't even *that* fat" or something to that effect.
3. Cue multiple fat sympathisers re-enforcing that they are not fat and perfect just the way they are.
4. Tweet sent out about gratitude for all the emotional support they have received and how grateful they are for the immense amount of attention they don't usually get.

Great...
12-01-2015 10:03 AM
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RE: Fat Shaming Trolls Take Trolling To The Tube
This has stunk on ice since I first read about it.

Given the level of surveillance on both London streets and the Tube; the fact that everyone has a phone with an embedded camera; and how unreliable narrators Social Justice Warriors are in general, I suspect this is an attention-seeking fat activism hoax.

The only other confirmation that this is actually happening is some random author / journalist on Twitter who only says he 'thinks' he saw a woman getting one of these cards, since he saw a man hand her something and she started crying. Obviously the only possible reason in the world a woman could start crying after talking to a man would involve what is currently getting attention in the media. tard

Co-incidentally, he just has a new book coming out, and now is getting much praise and attention for signalling his virtue on Twitter.

This is the danger of any crime situation: a bystander just has to involve themselves in the drama and claim to have seen 'everything'. From experience, they'll lie and exaggerate just to feel like they're part of what is happening.

He described the man this way:

Quote:You need more reason to hate hipsters? He was a hipster. Smartly, trendily dressed. Beard. Perhaps it was a piece of conceptual art. Wanker.

Smells like an ally or a boyfriend to me.

The police are investigating, but haven't been contacted by anyone else. You can easily read between the lines of their statement:

"Considering that Florish’s original tweet has been so widely shared, it might be expected that more people would have reported being given a card if they are being widely distributed."

There is currency in viral attention in the name of social justice... why wouldn't people exploit it? I read a terribly fake story about a woman being 'street harrassed' whilst wearing headphones and a four year old child standing up for her and embarrassing the man the other day, using language no four year old could possibly say the other day that stunk just as much.
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RE: Fat Shaming Trolls Take Trolling To The Tube
A bit late to the party but

(12-01-2015 01:43 PM)AnonymousBosch Wrote:  This has stunk on ice since I first read about it.

Given the level of surveillance on both London streets and the Tube; the fact that everyone has a phone with an embedded camera; and how unreliable narrators Social Justice Warriors are in general, I suspect this is an attention-seeking fat activism hoax.

Agreed. I would have expected more people to have mentioned it. People have been asking 'did you receive one?' on twitter to no response.

The fact he said:

Quote:"Am 99.9% sure this wasn't staged. She didn't even realise I was watching at first. Her stunned, desolate reaction was very real. Then tears."
sums it up; if it wasn't staged, why did he have to mention that he didn't think so?

Part of me wishes this was real, reminds me of RoK's fat shaming week.
12-02-2015 06:15 PM
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RE: Fat Shaming Trolls Take Trolling To The Tube
Hope it's legit.
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