Bill Maher slams America’s ‘fat acceptance’ movement as ‘Orwellian’, supporters have ‘blood on their hands’

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On the latest episode of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the comedian took aim at America’s obesity epidemic and set the culture on fire to promote not only “fat acceptance,” but “fat celebration.”

Maher explained the “disturbing trend” as “Orwellian” and urged Americans to stop seeing obesity as a positive and lose some weight.

“There’s a disturbing trend going on in America today,” the HBO host began, describing it as “rewriting science to make ideology fit what you want reality to be.” Maher explained that Americans’ current views on being overweight are part of this trend.

“We have gone from big acceptance to big celebration. That’s new. That’s new,” he said emphatically. “To let yourself go as a point of pride? At least we used to try to be fit and healthy and society praised those who succeeded,” he lamented.

“Real Time” host Bill Maher slammed the body positivity movement on the latest episode of the late night talk show.
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“Now the term body positivity is used to mean, ‘I’m perfect the way I am because I am myself,'” he continued, adding, “It’s Orwellian how often positivity is used to describe what isn’t healthy!”

“Of course you can get away with anything bad for you when you’re young,” Maher claimed, adding the rhetorical question: “Let me ask you this: Have you ever seen a fat 90-year-old?” He paused for a moment before he and the audience laughed in acknowledgment of the point.

“It is scary!” he exclaimed

The famous cultural critic followed that up with his claim that the idea of ​​”‘healthy at any weight’ is an undisputed lie people tell themselves so they can continue to eat whatever they want”. also did a lot of self-destructive things,” but drew the line by pretending those things are good.

“But nobody pretended there was positivity in smoking,” he claimed.

Maher claimed Americans are now celebrating obesity.

Maher claimed Americans are now celebrating obesity.

After explaining the obvious health risks of obesity and the limitations it has placed on American life – Maher said the military is having a harder time finding fit recruits and mentioned how obesity is dramatically increasing the death toll from COVID-19. increased – he went back to shred the idea of ​​​​fat “acceptance”.

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“At some point, acceptance becomes possible, and if you somehow participate in this joyous celebration of gluttony that is happening right now, you have blood on your hands,” he stated.

He then criticized those who think the greasy acceptance movement is a noble crusade, saying, “You can pretend you’re fighting a major social justice struggle for a beleaguered minority, but what you’re really doing is empowering addicts — which I thought we’d do.” decided was bad.”

Maher also targeted the multi-billion dollar companies that have traditionally promoted health and fitness to get into this trend, stating, “Companies like Nike, Sports Illustrated, Victoria’s Secret, companies specifically about fitness, are nonetheless promoting people who clearly don’t like fitness. to keep .”

“People like Adele face shame campaigns to lose weight!” he added, declaring “This is madness!

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Maher added that "bold acceptance" enable addicts.

Maher added that “fat acceptance” enables addicts.

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