No, I would actually be pretty chubby if I didn’t control myself. I pass up on a lot of delicious food for chicken breast and tuna. I lift weights and do cardio religiously. They CAN help the way they look, they’ve just been so lax for so long that some are almost beyond help. Being that fat takes a lot of hard work (constant eating) and inactivity over a span of years, so no, I, and many like me, don’t buy your line of BS. I bet if this mofo was vegan he wouldn’t look like that. You people who say it isn’t their fault enable these disgusting extremes.
what the hell is wrong with you people… did you know some people have no control over how big they are? just because you guys are all a bunch of skinny twigs doesnt gives you know right to judge someone because they are bigger then normal. As for the person who took this how rude is that and i hope he takes you to court. you people need to grow up and open your eyes this world isnt full of skinny people like yourself, and mind you im almost sure this guy doesnt like how he looks and cant you see the comments your leave about his weight you guys are a bunch of assholes.
I know defending things and rushing to one-minute crusades is the latest fad, but let us not forget this: 1) the man next to him cannot be comfortable; his fault or the fat bastard’s? 2) when fatty boomba implodes and becomes a quasar, your taxes will pay for all fruitless attempts to slow his demise. 3) think of all the soy bean farmers he neglected to feed by insisting on his diet of greasy burgers; also, think of all the greasy cows he put an end to. 4) if your level of chub exceeds what nature would let you get away with in the wild…I have no sympathy for you. Hook yourself up to a Dyson and suck it out. Bottom line: he did it to himself. From the responsible people who watch what they eat and exercise, a big “f#ck you”. And don’t pull the thyroid excuse, that’s a very small minority of obese people.
After seeing what people respond to in the news absolutely amazes me. Your responses are despicable. I hope he sues the airlines and especially the shining flight attendant that was so disgusted by her passenger. Put seats on planes for very handicapped obese people like they do for any other persons and the taxpayers are paying for it anyway, not the precious airlines. I’d rather be ridiculously obese than sit around destroying other peoples lives for there faults. I’m sure none of you think you have any faults, but you are dead wrong. I know this and don’t even have to lay eyes on you!!
Call me a ‘glass half full’ kinda guy. If I were on that plane doing my pre-flight looksy of ‘who’s a potential hijacker/air marshall’ ritual, I’d be relieved after spotting this guy: ‘we’re gonna be a-ok!’ No Jihadist is getting by this 100% all beef American Hero! USA! USA! Finish this lyric Buzzeed, “I was born in the _______!!!” Get it on.
We’re all assuming he wasn’t given a choice. What if he bought his tickets online to avoid having to pay for two seats? What if he was told he could take a later flight with more available seats but refused? What if he lied to the gate workers or threatend litigation or made a huge stink at the gate and was let on because they didn’t want to deal with him? Moreover, why would he sit like that if he didn’t want to? He knows how big he is. He knows how big airplane seats are. He could have bought two seats but he didn’t. He could have taken a different flight but he didn’t. He didn’t have to get on the plane, and he CERTAINLY didn’t have to sit like this. He had a choice. Additionally, how do we know the flight attendant is a “high school bitch?” What if she did recommend he get two seats or take a later flight and this guy bullied her and told her to f—- off? He looks like a guy who’s trying to make a point, and doesn’t care who else has to deal with it, whether it’s the flight attendant or the rest of the passengers.
I think everyone’s overreacting here. This guy is humiliated? Who is he? No one knows except him. The people around him in that picture might remember him, but I seriously doubt they know his name or anything that could lead anyone to him. The stats about obesity are misleading/wrong. 40% of Americans aren’t morbidly obese. Obese, perhaps, but not morbidly. I’m 5’11” and weight around 240lbs. That puts my BMI at 33.5 and anything over 30 is considered “obese”. But you know what? My obese body has no problem fitting in a seat in Coach. This guy would be spilling out of the La-Z-Boy in First Class. He’s fat. He also appears to be really tall. He should have bought a second seat. The airline should have discreetly suggested it when he checked in. And someone made a valid point about paying extra if your bag is over a particular weight limit. I don’t think the flight attendant did anything wrong. I don’t want to heap scorn on the guy. I don’t want him to feel humiliated. If on a plane with him I would gladly trade seats if it meant getting him next to an open one. But the fact is that no one who sees this can tell who he is unless they somehow tracked down that specific plane and ran a DNA test on the portion of his prostate gland that undoubtedly got stuck on that armrest. The flight attendant was making a valid point. Namely that her employer, through its policies, was making it hard for her to do the job she is supposed to do and also providing less than stellar service to its customers. I know that buying a second seat doesn’t seem fair when it’s you that has to pay more. It didn’t seem terribly fair to have to pay for a seat for our one-and-a-half-year-old this summer when he spent all but about five minutes of our flight time in one of our laps. But that’s what we did because we understood that using a seat for our son at all meant the airline couldn’t sell it to someone else.
While this obviously wasn’t the right solution (he clearly needed more than one seat to accommodate his size), leaking this to the internet was just plain disgusting. This is a company policy issue - leaking it to embarrass him on the internet makes this woman seem like a high school bitch. The flight attendant should be fired. I think the only thing that should be considered here is safety. I used to fly a lot, and man, I ended up sitting near people with really foul body odor, obnoxious perfumes (to the point of making me sick), people who snored like a chainsaw for six hours, etc. etc. None of these were “comfortable” experiences. So unless the person clearly poses a safety risk and requires two seats, I guess we’ll just have to put up with someone’s ass invading a bit of our seat - I’ve had to do it a couple times and it wasn’t the end of the world. Most overweight passengers aren’t that size, despite the epic nature of some people’s bitching and moaning. Most of the overweight people who have sat by me have been embarrassed and apologized for any discomfort. Frankly, the skinny dude I sat next to flying to Toronto that smelled like a festering armpit was 100 times worse.
And then, the Plane Landed!
problem with having gained that much weight is that you’re likely never going to lose it without SERIOUS professional assistance, surgical or otherwise. Now, onto that pesky little thing that’s always being debated on the web “The Social Contract”. If you weigh upwards of 400lbs, and I assure you he does, then you are nothing short of a bonified asshole for not buying 2 seats or purchasing a business class seat. Biz class is very expensive so it’s probably a no/go but I think this gentleman’s weight and inability to realize how absurd he appears are all part of the same “disconnected” sense of reality. As caring people we want this man to get help but society cares about the individual only to a point. an airplane is a supremely uncomfortable place when everyone is bathed, not sick, quiet and not-obese but you gotta get real dude…….
I moved to South Africa in January last year for a year. I managed to fit everything in !one! bag, (quite the accomplishment). At the check in desk they tell me That I’m ten kilos over the allotted 20 kg limit. I can either get rid of ten kilos or pay 300 EUR extra. So I get a little angry when someone who weighs 400 kilos pays a normal fare. Surely if its about weight then they should set a limit. Plus, only 2% of obese people can claim its their genes. The rest, just like other people who live unhealthy lives should be held accountable at least a little for how they live. If nothing else, the employees at checkin desks should be given the freedom to judge whether you’re taking the piss with the amount of luggage you’re taking and take into account the amount of time you’re going to spend at your destination.
Airplanes have a limited amount of space for passengers. The space is divided into seats for purposes of the sale of such space by individual tickets. If the purchase of a single ticket entitles an individual to whatever space on the airplane they require, regardless of how many seats the individual would fill, tickets would have to be sold by volume rather than seats. Otherwise the airline runs the risk of not having room for 1 out of every 3 ticket-purchasers for any given flight. The solution: charge every customer for the number of seats that he/she will require. It’s not the airline’s fault if somebody is obese. And it is not discrimination to charge an obese individual for two seats if space limitations so require. To the contrary, it would be the equivalent of a special discount for the obese if they were charged for only one seat when they need two.
If you are so ignorant and heartless to take this picture, you are just an asshole. Do you think in all reality this man wants to to be this size? Do you think he was happy about having to board a plane and know jerks would say this shit about him? and now its on the internet for all jerks to comment on. Have some fucking empathy, heart, and decency for him. This world is seriously going down the shitter because of people who cant feel anything for another human being.