April 5, 2013, - 4:30 pm
Here’s a Tip: If You’re Offended by the Color “Manatee Grey,” Lose Some Weight – Fat Chicks Need to Lighten Up Alert
If you do a search on the Target website, as I did, for the phrase, “Manatee Grey,” you’ll come up with at least ten different items, from men’s t-shirts to towels to placemats. It’s a color used by Target for a lot of items. But, since we’re in the age of anything goes, including “fat chick acceptance” and the “Million Pound March,” a bunch of overweight women are offended. And since we’re also in the age of political correctness and appeasement uber-alles, Target apologized to the fat chicks, er . . . calorically gifted (or is that, “differently digestive”?) women for using the shade of Manatee Grey for a plus-sized dress.
It’s absurd. You don’t see men complaining that three different Target men’s t-shirts are also colored “Manatee Grey.” And the plus-sized dress also comes in other colors, none of which is Manateed or Hippo’d, but probably should be. These fat chicks are whining because they know deep down that they are overweight, that they need to eat less and exercise more, and they don’t want to face that. They’d rather turn their rage and despair over never being asked out by the hot guy and take it out on Target. After all, why face facts and do something about the extra pounds? We not only live in the age where even the skinniest TV anchors and movie stars pretend that they think “Plus Size is beautiful” (and they do not!), but we live in an age where store chains like Torrid make gazillions telling these fat chicks that instead of aiming to lose weight they will be sexy as they are while wearing “Cross Your Heart Hammocks” on their giant chests and thong underwear resembling the size and length of the Brooklyn Bridge surrounded by butt cheeks that resemble hot air balloons. People Magazine, in what should have been a parody, tells us that sickeningly, morbidly obese actress Gabourey Sidibe, is one of the “Most Beautiful People.” Um, only to Stevie Wonder and chubby chasers (assuming they are on top). Just sayin’.
Stuff like this is the reason fat people are so up in arms about something that should instead make them want to better take care of themselves. We are a society in which self esteem for every single person no matter how lazy, out of control, and irresponsibile they are, is in horribly excessive supply. And we are setting these fat people up for failure. For disappointment. For depression. Because they will be rejected over and over and over for their weight–in their personal lives, in their professional lives. You don’t see many CEOs who are morbidly obese. For a reason. There’s a reason Gabourey Sidibe has hardly worked in Hollywood since People pretended she was hot. People don’t wanna see that onscreen . . . except in “Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo” train wreck kinda way. Yes, we live in a vain society–more vain than ever. But we also live in the most dishonest society ever because we pretend that fat people are right to be indignant about Manatee Grey, when they should frankly be embarrassed about their weight and working to lose it.
Back in the day, Target wouldn’t even have a tent-sized dress for sale. But, today, if Target doesn’t have those dresses, the chain is “intolerant” and “insensitive,” and more important, losing the almighty dollar of the growing population of fat chicks across America, a country where more than 62% of Americans are overweight or obese. Yuck. They don’t care that it is healthier to be thin and smoke a pack of cigarettes a day than be morbidly obese with clean lungs. When you are that fat, you are shortening your life and killing your health.
I think it’s hilarious that Target is apologizing for Manatee Grey, when the chicks protesting should be at the gym or walking outside and eating less ice cream. After all, they aren’t fat because of glands or heredity or other baloney excuses (funny those glandular and hereditary problems weren’t around in Asia, until McDonald’s was and weren’t around in America until relatively recently). They are fat because they let themselves get that way. Because they are lazy. Unless you are disabled and can’t move, there is nothing stopping you from exercise. Sadly, there is apparently nothing stopping you–because you have no self control–from grabbing that pizza and fries. It’s your fault you are that way.
If you are so sensitive about Manatee Grey, it’s because you know that, deep down, you are overweight and excessively large, but you refuse to face that fact, and instead take your anger out on a store for a color it uses for many items. You’ve watched “Shallow Hal” one too many times and actually believe the guy would go for the morbidly obese chick (so obese the fat actress who played her actually had to wear a fat suit). In most cases, he won’t.
I’m not mean to fat people to their faces. I don’t believe in making people feel bad. Their weight is none of my business (until Obamacare kicks in, when it’ll be everybody’s biz). But when they whine about Target’s name for a color of a dress, these slobs need to be told the unvarnished truth about how they look and how they got there. They’re angry at themselves more than Target, or they wouldn’t give a crap about Manatee Grey.
Fat chicks, you need to stop being so sensitive about the name of a color and start doing something about your weight and appearance.
Fat chicks, LIGHTEN UP!
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