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Fat chicks pt. II


One of those who found pictures of "fat chicks" funny said he didn't mean to offend anyone, but still found them funny. When asked to explain how, he brought up the ever popular, "If you laugh at Lisa Lampanelli, Howard Stern or anyone else vaguely offensive, you're being a hypocrite." After all, maybe those "fat chicks" really *want* to be laughed at, right?

o.O

But then, I'm evidently making a mountain out of a molehill, and ought to re-examine why I think I'm better than everyone else.

O.o

Look, as I said in my previous post, I have waaaay too many wonderful and fabulously large friends who have taught me - not by what they've said, but by how they live their lives - that pointing and laughing without just cause is just stupidly asinine. Am I perfect? Of course not. But I've at least learned that "Ooo look at that really big fat person isn't that funny har har har!" is so amazingly juvenile it's painful to see.

Required disclaimer: I will not identify either of the two people on my friends list who did this, but it's still my blog to post as I wish, so I'm going to publicly, and they'll see it. I hope I don't get defriended over it, but so be it, and I hope they both know that even if I don't respect this particular brand of humor, I still like them both very much as people, as I hope they also like me for my own faults.

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caprine
Sep. 4th, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)
A fat chick isn't funny.

A fat chick dressed as Bill Gates' ego--that's funny.

(My Halloween costume one year. The guys who worked in IT died when they realized what it was.)
esprix
Sep. 4th, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)
I approve. :)
nolly
Sep. 4th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
"If you laugh at Lisa Lampanelli, Howard Stern or anyone else vaguely offensive, you're being a hypocrite."

So what he's saying is that being fat is at least vaguely offensive? Cute.
esprix
Sep. 4th, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)
No, it's that if I laugh at someone who is offensive to other people (i.e., they're pointing and laughing), then I'm hypocritical for saying I think it's offensive that *he* is pointing and laughing. Of course comics like Lisa Lampanelli (who bases her whole act on playing on stereotypes) depend on the us all being *in* on the joke - posting random pictures of "fat chicks" and mocking them for it means they're not in on the joke, IMHO.
mirvana
Sep. 4th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
Unless the person is a clown, pointing at anyone--for any reason--and laughing is just plain rude.
esprix
Sep. 4th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
Evidently they don't agree, but as I said to them, I'm not going to tell you what to find funny and what not to find funny, but don't expect me to respect you for it.
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esprix
Sep. 5th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
FOR NOW. I'm sure you'll find some way to offend most of the northern hemisphere at one point or another. :P
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