Yes, please do tell me how I’m “over-reacting.” Please do tell me how it’s just a humor website and I’m taking it too seriously, too personally, too literally. That I need to lighten up.
No. No no no no. Do you know what I see when I see this “meme?” I see people who are willing to ignore a person’s legitimate health problem because she’s FAT. “It’s just HILARIOUS how those fat people are always trying to be lazy and get out of doing physical exercise, right? She’s just faking it because she’s FAT. Of course she’s wheezing, she’s FAT.” To the 90% of people that gave an opinion on this picture, her health problems are a joke. They would be mystically cleared if she just wasn’t fat. “Run more laps, get rid of that fat, then you can wheeze without judgement. That isn’t your lungs seizing up, that’s just the BURN,” says this attitude.
The moment you put a thin person picture in there, everyone would say, “I don’t get it, they have asthma, how is that funny? Why are you making fun of people with health conditions? You are a terrible person.” Put in a fat person? “HA, it’s a joke, cuz they’re FAT. Good one!”
It’s stuff like this that tells me how dangerous it is to be different from the “ideal body size/shape/color/etc” in the world we live in. You cannot possibly be the same as a thin person and have the same health problems or eating disorders as a thin person. Everything is attributed to the fact that on a scale, you just weigh more than someone else. Your body is a joke, and your health problems are not valid if you are fat. I take that very seriously.