September 13, 2005 at 10:50 am
One of the fat blogs I read regularly is Big Fat Blog, a size acceptance site that sticks up for fat people. The other day there was a post about the blogger being on a radio show which linked to a page that had his picture on it.
Oh my God, the Big Fat Blogger is not even what I would consider fat! See exhibits A and B:
Not Hollywood svelte, but really not someone who’s going to be called “Lard Ass” on the morning train.
So, does this startling revelation hurt the credibilty of this blog? I dunno. I suppose a skinny person can run a size acceptance site, just as a man can major in Women’s Studies. But I just imagined a really fat, Harry-Knowles-or-Michael-Moore-sized guy running the Big Fat Blog. It’s somewhat disappointing to see behind the curtain. I also feel weird thinking that someone needs to be fatter to be more credible. Usually it’s the other way around.