It was only a matter of time before fat people were being blamed for people who are starving, as if we could send all our Big Macs and Oreo cookies directly to them.
UN food agency chief Jacques Diouf said today that billions of dollars are being wasted on feeding obese people in the West while millions starve around the world. “No one understands … how over-consumption by obese people in the world costs 20 billion dollars each year.”
I don’t even understand this. People who eat pay for the food they eat, right? So… how does the food that obese people eat cost more money than the food thin people eat? What he hell? And ironically, this also sounds like an echo of the “you had better clean your plate, because people are starving in Africa!” approach to eating that has screwed up some people’s relationships with food in the first place.
Anyway, I am happy to put my fat person dollars to work to help ameliorate famine throughout the world. All I need is you to tell me what worthy cause our fund-raising drive should benefit, and what I should offer as incentive for people to donate. My friends, let’s show Jacques Diouf that he’s full of it, shall we?
Posted by mo pie