Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Things that are true about Chris Christie:

  • He is the governor of New Jersey
  • He loves Bruce Springsteen (like, a lot)
  • He is fat
  • He sucks

He does not suck BECAUSE he is fat, and his fatness should have NOTHING to do with the criticisms against him. I’m so tired of the snide remarks about Chris Christie’s weight in articles, on television, and in blog posts.

Reasons that Chris Christie sucks:

There are more, of course, but NONE of them are “Chris Christie sucks because he’s fat.” Stop. Fat-shaming doesn’t become okay just because this fat politician sucks. Every time Christie does an interview, there’s some joke or bit or question about his weight, and even though he says he doesn’t mind, it’s at the very least a huge waste of time.

We could be asking Christie about his policies in the time we spend giggling at his waistline - we could be demanding he account for the millions of dollars he pulled from poor school districts, but no, it’s more fun to laugh at his appearance.

At worst, this interviews enforce the cultural belief that it’s OKAY to laugh at fat people, that it’s ACCEPTABLE to use them as a punchline, that their weight is any of our damn business.

Chris Christie definitely sucks, but not because of his weight.

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    Exactly! Why can’t everyone think like you
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