Every day there's another nasty campaign waged by social justice warriors against some poor individual who has dared to express a politically incorrect point of view. The latest beat up involves fitness expert Michelle Bridges, who has been taken to task (to say the least) for some comments on Australian Story:
"It might be seen that I have this agenda on people who are overweight or people who are deemed fat," Bridges said on the program, during which she also spoke about becoming a mother and her fight against the sugar industry.
"Honestly, if you are happy where you are, more power to you.
"But I can tell you, I'm yet to meet someone who is morbidly obese and happy."
Gawd. You've really gotta have a bloody great chip on your shoulder if you arc up about a comment like that ...
It wasn't a wild generalization crudely expressed such as "all fatties are miserable". She was only talking about her own experience. Also, note the way she prefaced the offending line. Hard to think how she could have been more tactful while still getting her point across.
And she used the specific phrase "morbidly obese". Only a fool would argue that this is not a very bad state to be in health wise. I don't wanna sound insensitive (jeez, now I'm qualifying my comments) but how could you be truly happy knowing what all that extra weight is doing to your body's ability to function normally? It's just common sense.
But as we all know, common sense -- particularly if it is plainly expressed -- makes social justice warriors go howling at the moon mad. It gives them a chance to form a pack, point and shriek. They have to do this at least once a week just to know who they are, it seems ...
Michelle Bridges wasn't "fat shaming" anyone. But the hefty slebs who attacked her on social media were definitely trying to shame her. Some nasty stuff from Chrissie Swan and others. And Ajay Rochester really turned things up a notch, sharing a shot of her "fat happy ass" on social media.
Such malicious, obnoxious, attention seeking behaviour. Just the kind of thing that happy people tend not to engage in. Which kinda validates Bridges point if you think about it ...
Well, I just hope that these chunky chicks don't decide to take their bullying offline. If they're ever all in the same place at the same time (at the Logies, perhaps?) and they spot the fitness expert they might decide to tackle her en masse! (Still, if that does happen I'm sure Bridges will be able to outrun them.)