I went to Target today to look for thank you cards. While looking through the mounds of cards they had, I noticed the front of this card and instantly became a little worried. I opened it then read it and became repulsed.
Firstly, there is nothing wrong with her body. But, it is painfully clear why some people may find her body “scary” or unattractive, considering the problem the stigmas people have this country about being plus sized.
Also, fat people are not punch lines. Their bodies should not permit a comedic tone. But still you see fat people in tv shows as the funny and unattractive character whose weight is the butt of everyone’s joke. And that’s not right.
But the fact that Target is condoning these degrading cards is ridiculous and stands as testament of how disgusting and twisted people can passively be towards others, just based on how they look. It also shows that this country has a long ways to go.