FAT PEOPLE ARE REVOLTING REBELLING
As if the New York Times hasn’t lost enough readers.
The Times now finds itself embroiled in one of the biggest controversies in the history of the paper. All because they made the mistake of offending the #1 demographic in America- fat people.
It turns out that 54 really is the new 30. At least in terms of waist size.
It all started a couple of weeks ago when Times columnist Cintra Wilson wrote an incredibly snooty column deriding the fact that there was a J.C. Penney store opening in Manhattan. Wilson was appalled at the type of riff raff that such a lowbrow chain store would attract. Mainly because Penney’s is apparently the only major retail clothing store in America which carries plus sizes. And plus, plus sizes and plus, plus, plus sizes. Wilson went on a string of tirades ripping fat people. She even blasted Penney’s for having “the most obese mannequins I have ever seen” and worried that Manhattan would soon be overrun by people who look like “the cast of Roseanne.”
Wilson whines, “No matter how many Grand Slam breakfasts you’ve knocked out of the park, Penney’s has a size for you.”
Wilson’s column has been derided as being elitist, “size-ist” and “tone deaf.” The New York Times has been overwhelmed by the negative response to her article. Wilson herself received so many “abusive” (according to her) e-mails and comments that she was forced to shut down her personal website. If you log onto the site now you get a message from Wilson that says,
“Cintrawilson.com is no longer accepting, reading, or posting any more abusive emails or comments concerning the recent controversy. If you got your licks in already, I will leave them up for posterity. If you’re looking to vent any further, please go breathe into a paper bag. As far as this website is concerned, the issue has been officially flame-broiled to death. Do not waste your precious time.”
Meanwhile the Times itself had to shut down the “comments” section on Wilson’s August 11th article. They received so many comments attacking Wilson personally and so many profane messages, even after over one week, that they finally just gave up trying to monitor and edit the responses (apparently a full time job) to Wilson’s article.
Penney’s is thought to be thinking of dropping all advertising with the Times. Ordinarily, the elitist Times wouldn’t even care. Unfortunately for Wilson, in addition to offending a major advertiser during tough economic times, she also managed to insult the dead mother her boss. It turns out that Bill Keller’s mom was both obese and a longtime Penney’s shopper.
The Times had its own “Public Editor” write a piece blasting Wilson’s article. It doesn’t matter. The wrath of fat people has continued unabated.
Among the “comments” posted on Wilson’s website:
“You are a…bitter little rich c***”
“I didn’t realize you were so ugly”
“I will never read the New York Times again”
“Before you go insulting people go and get some surgery. You look like a man.”
“Boo you classist whore”
“NO ONE LIKES U. NOW GO EAT A PIZZA AND BARF IT OUT AGAIN BULEMIC HO!”