PostSecret: Fat People Disgust Me

By Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am — Filed under:

This week, on PostSecret, there were tons of postcards that I found interesting. Here is one of them.

PostSecret: Fat People Disgust Me

It reads:

Now that I’ve lost the weight, fat people disgust me.

This postcard just brings to light the stark reality of fat hatred. I’ve talked about this a couple of times before. The first time, I suggested that people don’t really hate fat people. It’s more complicated than that.

It didn’t take too many comments to realize that I was totally wrong about that idea and that there are people out there who HATE the overweight.

There is nothing that we can do about other people’s feelings about us. All we can control is our actions and our own feelings. Focus on yourself and let those fat haters stew in their own juices.

PostSecret‘s beneficiary is the National Hopeline Network. It is a 24-hour hotline (1 (800) SUICIDE) for anyone who is thinking about suicide or knows someone who is considering it.


4 Responses to “PostSecret: Fat People Disgust Me”

  1. Rachel Says:

    I think this kind of comment speaks a lot more to the mental unhealthiness of the person saying it than the person they’re saying it about.

  2. Janet Says:

    The reason skinny/ex fat people hate or loath fat people is because they are hungry and if they just had a nice bite to eat they would be happier, with themselves and those around them 🙂

  3. Heather Says:

    I’m sorry, but it’s true. If you’ve ever been overwieght and especially obese, there is a fear associated with becoming overweight again and it comes out in the form of hating fat people.

  4. Kirstin Says:

    I completely agree with Heather! Once you are lean and/or toned, you know you don’t need unhealthy food to make you happy or eat simply because you can. You may have slight fear about regaining, but more than that – you realize how completely disrespectful bad eating choices are to oneself. If you don’t respect yourself, others won’t either.

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