There are a few things that my poor husband is forced to do on the down low like ordering Papa John's pizza, watching the republican and democratic conventions and debates, listening to crappy classic rock, and watching Bill Maher. I try hard, but I just can't keep myself from ranting for hours whether or not I'm standing on a soapbox, and Bill Maher, with his smug McDouche face is one of those people who just sets me off. Recently, Maher expressed his clearly well-researched and thought out position that fat people need more intolerance because, evidently, hate is the way to effect positive social change. It's brave stuff, that, bullying people for failing to live up to social norms.
James Cordon, who is also on my list of one of the sexiest humans (yes, there's a list, don't judge), had a brilliant response, but I wanted to weigh in (hee hee) as well.
It's well and good to tell people that hate and intolerance are wrong, but knowing that has yet to put an end to them. I think it is instructive, therefore, to consider exactly what bothers people about the size of someone else's body. And before you start lying to yourself or others that it has anything at all to do with concern for fat people's physical and emotional well being, well, let's just say that "concern" is typically not expressed through violence of word or deed.