Wednesday, October 03, 2012
This was shown on our tv station this morning by the news anchor who I knew had been fat as a young man growing up). It really brought to my attention the fact that bullying is a big problem..It has always been a problem and can remember the fattest kids in school being the brunt of most of the snide comments even back in the 50's and 60's...This woman news anchor is so right in her comments here...I think as most of us here that are overweight have been on the back end of these comments at one time in our lives..I would hope to think that we haven't been the ones to make the bullying remarks..
How someone faces their overweight problems is their own business and if a friend or family member is concerned about it, then they are the only ones that need to comment and in a loving way..This was so uncalled for for a perfect stranger to voice his opinions and especially voice them on email or facebook where it is viewed in the public eye..This young woman wound up having so many people backing her as well.
This brought to mind the woman who was supervising a bus of kids and they kept poking her and bullying her and teasing her and then posted on youtube..people were so outraged that they donated money to send to the woman so she could have a wonderful vacation..Sometimes events in our lives tend to change us for the better, lead to better things happening or make us dwell on issues so long that depression sets in..what we do with things we hear and things people say should lead us to make changes in our lives or try to change things for the better. I feel this young news anchor has done the right thing for airing her opinions on comments that were made to her personally..she has made this a public battle.