OK, everyone--go through all the above posts and where you see "obese" or "obesity", replace it with the word "gay." Ready? I'll wait. Hmm, hmm, do-de-do, la la--OK, done yet?
SEE? You are doing to fat people what the world does to gay people. How is your ignorance and fatophobia somehow morally superior to the average queerbasher?
Fat is just as genetic and inborn as homosexuality. You can be thinner, but you can't be thin. Bariatric surgery is the equivalent of shock treatments to change your orientation. Diets are reparative therapy.
Learn to deal with diversity--not everyone has to have the same kind of body--not everyone has to have the same sexual orientation. Find a place on your rainbow for fat people--we'll take up at least 3 stripes.
Hairspray, the movie, is the fat person's Brokeback Mountain. Go see it. Learn that we live, we love, we dance--just like you.
Let's hear it for the fat Realjocks like David Wells, Roger Clemens, Angel Cabrera, and me!