Saturday, August 09, 2008

Mississippi Attempting to Keep Fat People Out of Sight

The state of Mississippi is trying to pass a bill that will force restaurateurs to refuse service to anyone with a BMI greater than 30.

It's bad enough most of us are relegated to clothes shopping online. Next we won't be able to hang out at coffee shops and book stores or heaven forbid health clubs (they might break something).

Like forcing fat people to eat in private will somehow curb obesity. Let's segregate fat people even more from the rest of the community. Yeah, that'll work...

Read more about it at Junkfood Science.


vesta44 said...

I think that bill got defeated, it was introduced in 2008 and there was a huge uproar about it. If I remember correctly, there was a letter-writing campaign and a huge dust-up in the fatosphere about it back then. Even the restaurants were mad about it, they didn't want to have to weigh and measure customers in order to be able to serve them. It was a bill that couldn't have passed, and if it had passed, there is no way it could have been enforced. I mean really, who is going to call the police on a restaurant serving fat people? And are the cops really going to arrest the owners/diners for breaking that law?
What was so funny about the whole thing was the bill's sponsors wouldn't have been able to eat in public if the bill had passed (they had BMIs of 30+). Talk about stupidity.