HBO talk show host Bill Maher, a well-known old-school liberal, delivered a severe blow to the so called fat wokeness.
New Brand of Communist Thought Wants Obese Americans
In the closing monologue in the latest episode of his talk show, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the liberal icon blasted both the mainstream media and American society as a whole for the actual encouragement, promotion, and celebration of obesity.
“This is new!” Maher quipped as he lamented how America has gone from “fat acceptance” to “fat celebration.”
Maher recalled how American society was about constant attempts to keep fit and healthy; those who succeeded in that were praised by the public.
Now, however, evil Marxists-Communists are touting “body positivity,” pushing upon the public “what’s not healthy,” and even viciously harassing anybody who loses weight, such as British singer Adele.
Maher fumed over the blatant “lie” that a person could be “healthy at any weight.” He quoted an article in the New York Times, noting that poor diet leads to the top causes of mortality in the United States such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
Fat people are upset that Bill Maher called them out.
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WEIGHT GOES 'WOKE': Comedian Bill Maher said Friday that the U.S. military is finding it difficult to recruit soldiers because Americans are getting "too fat to fight," thanks in part to the "body positivity" culture of "woke" social justice warriors. https://t.co/MJW1DqkBzN pic.twitter.com/kb6UxHcyze
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‘Too Fat to Fight’
The renowned liberal emphasized obesity has now officially threatened the national security of the United States.
The pool of young men and women from which the US military can find new recruits is rapidly dwindling because too many of them are now literally “too fat to fight.”
Maher declared “acceptance” of people being fat has now become “enabling.” He accused anybody participating in the “joyful celebration of gluttony” of having blood on their hands.
He lamented the fact that military recruitment, at the present moment, is down by the highest percentage since the draft ended in the 1970s.
Maher quoted a New York Times article from 2019 which said one-third of potential military recruits are unfit for service due to obesity; that situation has seemingly deteriorated since then.
The HBO host stressed the problem is affecting those already on active duty, too. Obesity rates in the Navy have grown six-fold in the past 11 years; those in the US Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force have doubled.
Maher mocked those “social justice warrior” enablers of the fatness epidemic for thinking they are battling for some “besieged minority” – because all they do is “enable addicts.”
He reminded the public that obesity is a plague on the body’s immune system, which has also been a highly debilitating public health factor during the coronavirus pandemic.
A report by The Washington Post noted the share of obese Americans aged 18 to 25 increased from 18% to 24% over the past 40 years.
At the same time, however, overall obesity – indicated by a body mass index of 30 or more – has gone from 6% of the population to 33%; the share of adults with a normal index has declined from 69% to 38%.
Maher concluded his monologue against fat wokeness by insisting America, as a society, can and should do better.
There’s a disturbing trend going on in America these days with rewriting science to fit ideology. We’ve gone from fat acceptance to fat celebration. pic.twitter.com/r0zmqtamUl
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) August 6, 2022
Bill Maher doesn’t like the term white privilege, has no problem with calling overweight people fat and shaming them. pic.twitter.com/QpoC69L7eG
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