Rod Liddle Advocates Violence Against Fat People
Rod Liddle at The Spectator had a rather... violent... reaction to Conservative Party leader David Cameron's claim that fat people are to blame for their own problems (a whole mess in and of itself). He tells of his experience in a checkout line behind a fat woman:
But now [Cameron] has told these awful people it’s all their own fault that they are hideous, poor and stupid I felt thoroughly empowered; liberated almost. So instead of doing nothing I set the fat mother on fire with my Zippo lighter and, on the way out, kicked the smallest fat child hard in the gut. Nearly lost my boot, too; entire leg almost swallowed whole.
An offensive blend of stereotypes, pure hatred, and ignorance. He spreads out a bit to cover other topics (poverty! single motherhood! alcoholism!) but, let's face it here, the guy is calling for fat violence. That is most definitely not OK. And here it is, in a magazine, masquerading as an editorial. Even if it's a fantasy of his, some sort of sick fantasy, airing it in public only goes to show what an incredibly stupid person he is. Thanks for letting us know. [Thanks, Mark!]