Think People Hate Fat? Lemme Show You How Much.

Well as you can see…..people truly…TRULY hate fat…The language in these tweets is abusive and hateful so I’d like for you all to be cautious in case it triggers any harmful emotions in you. What is it about fat people that makes it socially acceptable to wish death on them? By virtue of their size alone? I was called a fat bitch..told to kill myself….I never attacked any of these people, they hate me for having a fat body …and not cowering. What is it about fat people that thin people are afraid of? To those of you who take up space, be it apologetically or unapologetically…..I salute you for your courage….imagine being a teenager or a child and being subjected to such hatred? If I didnt truly believe that I am beautiful the way that I am….that fat looks good on me and I have naught to be ashamed of….these other people’s opinions would consume me, I would obsess over them….and I would learn to hate myself more than anything else in the world. Ahhh But I do…I love being fat….I love bouncing around the world, i love taking up space, I LOVE the way my lover looks at me in all my naked glory…I love my cellulite and my double chin…I love my fatty thighs and my wide feet, I love my muscular calves and my jiggly arm fat…I love my muffin tops……I love me. And for some reason…alot of people cannot STAND it. I got over 300 mentions today after I tweeted that picture of myself w/ that caption……And I believe even more than ever that having fat is nothing to apologize for, I believe that being thin is not virtuous or brave. Too many thin people would have you hate yourself for the sake of their notions about beauty and health. ….without ever considering that you could be a healthy fat person, without ever considering that you dont want to be thin…..without ever considering that you dont have to answer to them! That your body is not subject to public opinion but rather it is YOUR OWN. I am saddened to see so many people who are slaves to stereotypes about weight, who let the FEAR of fat make them hateful to their fellow human beings and obsess over their own bodies in their private lives. These people lashed out at me……because I said I didnt want to lose weight…..How dare me, HOW DARE ME make a decision about my body that goes against everything they know and love about obsessing over beauty and faux health, how dare me not bow down to ideal images of thinness and how dare me not go along with the false ideologies about how all thin people are healthy and all fat people are unhealthy. HOW DARE ME, be me? The HAES research has proven that you can be healthy at any size, that health only CORRELATES with weight….HOw dare me take after role models who are sportsman but FAT instead of main stream sportsman who weight cycle and yo yo diet trying to reach the perfect LOOK. I am Nicci….I do what I want with my body…I eat what I want….I exercise every other day (running on an elliptical)….not to lose weight but instead to release stress and increase my physical fitness…I refuse to bind myself to a number on a scale…..and because of that? The below tweets have been spreading like wild fire. I dont hate thin people, not at all (see my fat vs thin negative dichotomy post), but I am truly disgusted with the fat bigotry, the concern trolling (feigning concern for a fat person’s health in order to take their power from them), the unmitigated gall…And I am ashamed that other human beings could stoop to this level …luckily for me….I am a cultural critic….and I’ve taken this opportunity to share with you..now to take it personally but show you THIS is what I mean by fat hatred, fat discrimination….THESE are the people who dont hire fat people, who overlook fat people when they are sick and attribute their health problems solely to their weight (causing death or increased sickness) THESE are the people….the doctors, the receptionists, the dog groomers …who disrespect, ignore, abuse and ostracize fat people…..without a care for how their behavior effects other people….THESE are the people who will discriminate against a fat person for being fat. I am nt making this unsavory shit up. 
  1. JuChainz
    Pound cake, deep inside u wanna lose wait..stop quoting Wale “@FatFemPinUp: FAT is a physical characteristic, it is NOT a state of BEING.”
  2. \\
    Then Your name is Pound Cake “@FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/qnRi2vGA”
  3. Sexy mama!!!! ;) RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/dpyTDRvz”
  4. Is this healthy? RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs and no im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/PVLxhdgU
  5. Looks like she ate the monster truck RT @kylegotjokes: Did a monster truck ride across your back? RT “@FatFemPinUp: http://pic.twitter.com/YhrEmOqZ”
  6. vexedmentals
    you are disgusting. – RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight pbs.twimg.com/media/A93SQrX…
  7. You cause tsunamis when you jump in pools RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/sjBSBlPe
  8. RT @lickmyfro: how high can you jump RT @KiP_RMFD: Is this healthy? RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs and no im not tryin to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/cZ0PPrQ2
  9. 450 tho and u not thinking about losing “@FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/qnRi2vGA”
  10. Lmao RT @DarthVenn: back it up big guhl RT”@FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/jjReCfh0″
  11. Get the fuck off twitter please RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/K8uNYXMp
  12. No chill RT “@JuChainz: Then ur name is Pound Cake “@FatFemPinUp: 450lbs and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/xZ4xMTqb
  13. You built like Grimace RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/OyG3GiLn
  14. U acting like you got a choice smh RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/dTjI6Zor”
  15. So u weigh more than Vince Wilfork? Oh.–>RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/OFqTFUXK
  16. U need to that’s unhealthy “@FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/qvhUmTgi”
  17. Sideways RT @Gohan_J_Solo: How’d you get in that room? smh RT “@FatFemPinUp: 450lbs im not trying to lose weight http://pic.twitter.com/m0psjvwn”
  18. Looool “@Dneiper: Sorry RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/GRzhKNAp”
  19. DRANKSINATRAA
    Dead in 2 years tops RT @LachellewDavis: RT @FatFemPinUp: you fat and i dig your confidence but you dont … (more) tm.to/enVBX
  20. theBlu_truth
    @fatfempinup please just stop projecting ur insecurities on our time lines!
  21. Tush_Sabbie
    Lmaoooo RT @divatooxtreme: Looool “@Dneiper: Sorry RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im (cont) tl.gd/kaj4dt
  22. You gone be dead in less than 10 yrs RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/X3TPEErP
  23. Lol… “@FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/X7HqxLVr”
  24. And why the fuck not? �� RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/i5fF9RVx
  25. She said y not,lol| RT @ShaunaSayomi WHY NOT? RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs*&no im not trying2lose or gainweight http://pic.twitter.com/YfkNKU4W
  26. HoeStopLyin
    PATHETIC BITCH RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight po.st/xJdOFC
  27. Tht mirror struggling to contain you RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/X3TPEErP
  28. You built like a bean bag tho RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/RBuX5EoV
  29. You goin ta hell an icant wait RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/X3TPEErP
  30. You look like you ask for 3rd’s RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/X3TPEErP
  31. You’ll prolly kill a nigga iif they touched ya food RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs and no im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/X3TPEErP
  32. You’re gonna die RT @Durags4Eva: RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/iYNoP2Wx
  33. So this is why twitter is over capacity. RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/sjBSBlPe
  34. Ya thighs look like Mashed Potatoes RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/X3TPEErP
  35. Someone suggested you gain? RT @FatFemPinUp 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/FF8YEW65
  36. What Knees? RT @_Jefe1_: Your knees look backwards. RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs and no im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/X3TPEErP
  37. X_____x RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/RcHc70k7
  38. What Neck ? RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs and no im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/X3TPEErP
  39. RT @kylegotjokes: You must enjoy heart attacks RT “@FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/swMccUwu”
  40. ID HIT THAT RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/RDcY2ltQ
  41. Young_sims
    That’s what she said. RT @DiscoveryKiid: @Young_sims @smocahontxs @FatFemPinUp its so large. How did it fit in the picture?
  42. RT @kylegotjokes: This can’t be life RT “@FatFemPinUp: oh yeah…….whose been a bad bagel? http://pic.twitter.com/WZAucJPc”
  43. Whelp, time to go. RT“@kylegotjokes Did a monster truck ride across your back? RT “@FatFemPinUp: http://pic.twitter.com/tzQssd9J””
  44. JaeesusChrist
    I admire how @FatFemPinUp posted the picture and took the criticism so positively. The world needs more people like you ��
  45. Can I have whats in your fridge when you die ??? RT “@FatFemPinUp: 450lbs im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/9AmFkMbX””
  46. RT @kylegotjokes: Did a monster truck ride across your back? RT “@FatFemPinUp: http://pic.twitter.com/bkPX8JKx”
  47. “@kylegotjokes: Did a monster truck ride across your back? RT “@FatFemPinUp: http://pic.twitter.com/GLvD5puk”” DAMN…..SMH SHE WRONG FOR THAT LMAOOO
  48. RT @kylegotjokes: This can’t be life RT “@FatFemPinUp: oh yeah…….whose been a bad bagel? http://pic.twitter.com/WZAucJPc”
  49. RT @kylegotjokes: Did a monster truck ride across your back? RT “@FatFemPinUp: http://pic.twitter.com/bkPX8JKx”
  50. RT @kylegotjokes: This can’t be life RT “@FatFemPinUp: oh yeah…….whose been a bad bagel? http://pic.twitter.com/WZAucJPc”
  51. RT @kylegotjokes: Did a monster truck ride across your back? RT “@FatFemPinUp: http://pic.twitter.com/bkPX8JKx”
  52. RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/CdH3pWUO
  53. RT @lickmyfro: how high can you jump RT @KiP_RMFD: Is this healthy? RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs and no im not tryin to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/cZ0PPrQ2
  54. RT @kylegotjokes: This can’t be life RT “@FatFemPinUp: oh yeah…….whose been a bad bagel? http://pic.twitter.com/WZAucJPc”
  55. RT @kylegotjokes: This can’t be life RT “@FatFemPinUp: oh yeah…….whose been a bad bagel? http://pic.twitter.com/WZAucJPc”

12 thoughts on “Think People Hate Fat? Lemme Show You How Much.

  1. silentlyheardonce says:

    Hi Hon I think it’s beautiful comfortable in you’re skin. That is an unwritten law, love thy self. I am 52 with lupus. I spent my whole adult life 200 to 250 lbs. I wanted to be smaller because when I was younger clothes weren’t made for full figure woman. I looked in the mirror and bated that woman I saw.

    Several people mention for health reasons to try and lose. I started losing weight five years ago. I was wearing size 18 I hadn’t worn an 18 since my 20’s. I was sick with lupus. One of the symptoms was unexplained weight lose. I love rich and creamy food. The butter breads, French fries, mash you know the list goes on. To get me in remmision I was on steroids. I ate, ate and ate. I was out of control. I went up to 320.the most ever weight. I didn’t like the way I looked and I didn’t like the way I felt. People looked at me with disgust.

    Long story short I went to therapy, watched what I ate and sheered 70 lbs. Today I went to see orthapedic docters today one for my back and one for my knees. My pain, wear and tear is part lupus and part the weight I carried all those years. Both doctors want to cut n fix. They are talking about me using 2 canes.

    In addition I high blood pressure medicating 3 different pills. I’m tell you continue to be comfortable in your skin but be smart think about your future. Trust me the pain isn’t nice. Not being able to do things friend my age do because charring this weight is hard. Okay enough of my preaching. Just do you and be happy. Silent Kim

    On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, FatFemPinUp wrote: > FatFemPinUp posted: “Its winter you spose to be hibernating RT @FatFemPinUp: 450lbs *shrugs* and no, im not trying to lose or gain weight http://pic.twitter.com/1fUHZNrZAri Gold@RettyEscobarTue, Dec 11 2012 14:52:52ReplyRetweetFavoritePound cake, deep inside u wanna lose wait” >

    • FatFemPinUp says:

      thank you for responding but please remember that i dont have lupis, nor have i mentioned any health issue….because I have none. My health, along with my body, is MY territory, it is up to me to worry about it. my body is not public domain, my health is not open for public discussion. the last time I saw a doctor I told them I like being fat, I intend to be fat and stay fat and the doctor told me I was fine besides being fat, she recommended that I continue to run but that I do it on an elliptical in order to preserve the strength of my joints……that’s it. You cannot tell my health by looking at me, and I prefer not to share my health with ppl who try to super impose values and ideologies on me that I do not agree with. I’m fat, I like to eat, I like to run, I like to work with victim’s of violent crime and MR/DD individuals trying to become independent. I am in college to become a social worker, I am highly self aware and extremely confident, I have nothing to apologize for, nothing to hide from, and I OWN ME.

  2. Douglas Redding says:

    I’m glad you’re happy with your existence. It makes me more optimistic on mine. Too bad about the humans who feel an obligation to be mean and nasty. The loss is theirs. Anyways, just wanted to add my bit of positive blather. Have a lovely day and keep up the good works!

  3. lavieennoir says:

    silentlyheardonce, that was a poor attempt at shading her by wrapping your “compliment” around your personal health issues and ending with “it’s not worth the pain, but do you.” Ma’am, have a stadium of seats.

    I think you’re beautiful. It’s no one’s place to judge how you live. As Sartre said, “live authentically.” Ciao, lady

    – a fellow lady that is sick of the racist/sexist/weightist/patriarchal bullshit that surrounds the bodies of women, especially WoC.

  4. Me says:

    They just mad cause they can’t eat like you do, cause they hate themselves skinny. You should write a book on how to love the skin your in.

  5. Carrie Padian (@carriepadian) says:

    Being unapologetically fat in the world is threatening to most people because we’re all inundated with the message that thinness will equal health and happiness. Being happy with ones fat self flies in the face of that hope that they all cling to, that once they’re finally the “right” size everything will fall into place. It’s hard to give up that hope and accept that there’s no magic answer for happiness in life.

    But also, fuck em. Claim your happiness, live your life, keep being awesome. xo

  6. Jacqueline says:

    You are amazing, and these tweets are some of the most disgusting things i have ever read. Being Fat/Big=/= unhealthy, It’s a false equivalency that’s been forced into our brains, I thought it was true when I was younger too, but that is no excuse for the behavior these people directed at you. Loving yourself is hard for some people without tearing others apart, and it is clear that the tweets above are from people who have no self-love so all they can do is radiate hatred towards people who can.
    You do you <3.

  7. negress007 says:

    My jaw literally dropped when I read some of those tweets. I knew that people still harbored fat hatred but to go OUT OF THEIR WAY to actually express it to you, when it has no effect on their personal lives whatsoever, just speaks to how deep the hatred goes. I think it’s what you said, because you have reclaimed the term fat and you are not cowering and that makes people most angry. Their atrocious tweets were a way to “put you back in your place” because they think self love and body pride can only happen within the context of heteronormative beauty standards, especially thinness. This was an effort to get you to “rethink” your confidence and cower into the background where bodies that don’t fit said standards “belong”. There’s a problematic idea I’m this culture that certain bodies “deserve” to be seen and certain bodies don’t. And whenever a body falls into the latter category, the general reaction is to push her out of a public space: “take that off/go sit down/don’t be so loud” etc. The fact that you dared to be fat in a public space, that your body was visible, that you didn’t “wait until you lost weight” first, that you didn’t need societal permission AND that you didn’t apologize for it was hard for people to comprehend so they reach for the nearest oppressive behavior. Visible fatness, particularly for women, also signals resistance to patriarchy, in that you have no desire to alter your body according to what is most desirable to men, or chase the ideals of “fragile” femininity. A large woman in and of itself imposes on the gender role power dynamics that demands women be small/shorter than their male counterparts, that their bodies must display submission as much as their behavior. Your picture gave all that the finger, and rightfully so. Keep being visible.

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