Yesterday was a rather large traffic day for me. I didn’t really know why I had a boost in site traffic, so I looked at websites that referred people to my blog. The number one referrer yesterday was I Will Teach You To Be Rich. I got super excited, thinking that maybe Ramit, had mentioned me in one of his blog posts. Turns out that isn’t exactly what happened. Instead, he wrote an article titled “Ugh, Why Don’t Fat People Just Eat Less?” Someone left a comment to his post referring to my PF Diet article. This is what they had to say…
Thank you! I just read one article that vilifies fat people, and I was appalled by the attitude that the blogger has about them. Thank you for saying that it’s not about willpower.
I don’t even really know how to respond to that ridiculous comment, but I’m going to do my best to clear my name. Did I really attack obese people? Did I imply that they are in any way, shape, or form less important than a thinner individual? For anyone that was offended, I would apologize, but I can’t, instead I offer some advice: Quit being so darn sensitive. I’m not naive. I am aware some people have conditions that leave them far more susceptible to weight gain than the average Joe.
My post wasn’t implying fat people are lazy. Instead I was expressing frustration with people that declare they only want to lose weight, but only do things like diet for a week or exercise once a month. Their actions are counterproductive to their stated goal. If getting frustrated with people that want one thing, but work against their desires, implies I hate fat people, than I am guilty as charged.
All obesity discussion aside, The PF Diet, was not even focused on weight. The majority of the article discussed people that complain about their financial situation, but do nothing to improve their situation. Yes, I don’t like people that complain they wish they had more money, after spending $300 on Anime DVD’s at best buy. So Mneiae, I think you missed the point of my article, and villainized the wrong ninja. Afterall, I am quite angelic and pretty sure I have never done anything wrong….ever.
So PF’ers, what do you think? Was The PF Diet a fat bashing article? Did it offend you? If I really am a villain, than there are quite a few of you who have to join me in this wickedness, as there were quite a few commenters who shared my frustration. Okay I have to go, there is this one fat kid I have to go punch in the face.