Thursday, May 31, 2012

Has The Steyn commented on this yet?

If not, I can't wait to hear the fat jokes he'll come up with!

Jeepers, you can't make this stuff up. In Britain, fat jokes are now hate speech. Does it still count if you make fat jokes about yourself? (Especially given that people now have to attend self-esteem classes). Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we, um... lose our sense of proportion (no hateful pun intended).

After an all-party parliamentary committee heard evidence that over half the British public has a negative view of their body image — with girls as young as five worrying about how they look and plastic surgery rates on the rise — they came back with the type of solutions we’ve come to expect from Big Government: Force all school children to attend mandatory self-esteem and body-image classes, and consider including fat people as a protected class under the country’s hate speech laws.

Jesse Kline, National Post

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