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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:

Exhibit A Exhibit 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.

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Mark • September 21, 2005 at 6:34 am

Yeah, I found the picture you reproduce on the left side a while back, and I went, Huh? Apparently, he’s a fat acceptance activist from way back. What’s the deal with him? Is he some kind of groupie? Or did the photographer use a fisheye lens or something? — Maybe that’s it: look at how small his hands are.

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PastaQueen • September 21, 2005 at 11:45 am

Yeah, the perspective on the first shot is kind of distorted, so you can’t really tell how big he is. I don’t mean to rag on him because he’s thin, but it was a strange surprise.

And hey, thanks for dropping by the site! I read the CalorieLab RSS feed and find your articles to be interesting and well-researched.

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Finally Slim • November 11, 2005 at 3:03 pm

Fat is a state of mind. I feel fat although I’m only overweight. I don’t think it lessens his credibility in any way to fight for a cause he believe in.

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magmem • February 12, 2006 at 4:17 am

Hi pastaqueen, congratulations on that great weight loss! I tried to join the fat acceptance blog but was not accepted and I’m morbidly obese. I love the pasta and that is one of my trigger foods. You have an interesting blog, looks like lots of work. I hope I can learn to expand my blog. Good luck and God Bless.

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Josh • April 25, 2006 at 7:03 pm

Hey, you have a great blog here! I’m definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a Idiot Proof Diet site. It pretty much covers dieting related things.

Come and check it out if you get time ;)

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Susan • October 1, 2006 at 6:10 pm

In all fairness, it’s very hard to tell how big the Big Fat Blogger is. Given the unusual angle, it’s likely that the photographer was trying to disguise his size. Which is weird in itself. Now I’m really confused!

I tried to join the fat acceptance blog but was not accepted and I’m morbidly obese

That’s just bizarre. I think I need to lie down now. LOL!

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Brett • April 15, 2008 at 8:06 pm

hey yeah great blog you have here pretty much all foods are trigger foods for me i weigh 387 pounds and really depressed because i really want a girlfriend but no one will touch me because i’m fat

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wriggles • October 12, 2009 at 11:59 am

So, does this startling revelation hurt the credibilty of this blog? I dunno.

There are some at the upper end of the weight scale who feel this way. As you’ve been there, you may share a similar sensitivity/ sentiment.

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