Bill Maher targets America’s ‘fat acceptance’ movement

Left-wing comedian Bill Maher has just voiced yet another opinion that his fellow Democrats are not going to be happy with. He appears to be doing this quite often recently.

Fox News reports that, this time, Maher targeted those promoting a culture of “fat acceptance” and “fat celebration.” 

Maher did so during an episode this week of his HBO program Real Time with Bill Maher. 

A “disturbing trend”

Maher began the segment by highlighting what he referred to as “a disturbing trend” that is taking place in our country.

“There’s a disturbing trend going on in America these days, rewriting science to fit ideology or just to fit what you want reality to be,” Maher said. “We’ve gone from fat acceptance to fat celebration. That’s new. That is new – to view letting yourself go as a point of pride.”

One wonders whether Maher, with this first statement, was referring to more than just this culture of “fat celebration.” It appears that he might be.

“It’s Orwellian”

Maher continued by arguing that this new trend is something straight out of a George Orwell novel.

“We used to at least try and be fit and healthy, and society praised those who succeeded,” Maher said. “Now, the term ‘body positivity’ is used to mean ‘I’m perfect the way I am because I’m me.”

“It’s Orwellian how often ‘positivity’ is used to describe what’s not healthy,” Maher added.

Time to stop “enabling addicts”

After using evidence to point out that fat is not healthy, Maher went on to argue that those pushing “body positivity” need to stop “enabling addicts.”

“You can make believe you’re fighting some great social justice battle for a besieged minority,” Maher said. “But what you’re really doing is enabling addicts, which I thought we decided was bad.”

Maher concluded on a note of optimism, suggesting that we, as a country, can get healthier. “But,” he said, “by lying about it and making excuses, psychologically, it’s telling ourselves that letting ourselves go is the best we can do, and I gotta believe that as Americans, we can still do better than that.”

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