Here's proof that anyone can be a target of fat-shaming: Michelle Obama, champion of America's 'Let's Move' program, evangelist of healthy eating and owner of the most enviable arms on the planet - has just been told by a Fox News guest to 'drop a few' pounds.
In a panel discussion on the pros and cons of healthier school lunches (PRO: No more processed crap, CON: Kids only like to eat processed crap) psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow decided to contribute to the debate meaningfully by commenting on the First Lady's alleged weight problem. Um?
To give you an idea of the 'tone' of the segment, here is the banter leading up to Alblow's comment:
Lisa 'Kennedy' Montgomery: As parents, we don't need the federal government applying - projecting - these standards upon us. And Michelle Obama is so, like, the duchess when she speaks.
Kimberly Guilfoyle: She's kind of annoying that way.
Montgomery: She is.
Get it? Mobama is being totally stuck up by forcing - nay, projecting - her princessy healthy standards upon American families.
And this is when Ablow decides to shift the focus on the First Lady's body instead: "And how well could she be eating? She needs to drop a few... let's be honest, there's no french fries ever, that's all kale and carrots? I don't buy it."
At this point, the panel falls into a scandalised hush.
But Ablow wasn't done yet. To close, he added a sprinkling of sexism:
"Just sayin'. Her husband - I want some nutrition advice from Barack."
Now, reverse fat-shaming isn't cool, but between the dude in the video in the green tie criticising M-Obama, and the First Lady of biceps so amazing they've even sparked their own surgery trend, we know who we want to take health advice from.
Just sayin, Ablow. Just sayin.
- Daily Life