Rudeness, not fun-size Skittles, is how one Fargo, North Dakota, lady is celebrating this Halloween.
Yesterday an anonymous woman announced during a radio show call-in her intention to withhold candy for trick-or-treaters if she deems them too pudgy through their Dora The Explorer and Wreck-It Ralph costumes.
The woman told a Y-94 program yesterday:
“I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight… I think it’s just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just ’cause all the other kids are doing it.”
Naturally, she will help the fat kids by handing out finger-wagging letters intended for their incompetent parents.
Fargo’s local news program Valley News Live has a copy of the letter, featuring a jaunty Halloween jack-o-lantern on top. It reads:
Happy Halloween and Happy Holidays Neighbor!
You are probably wondering why your child had this note: have you ever heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child?”" I am disappointed in “the village” of Fargo Moorhead. West Fargo.
Your child is, in my opinion, moderately obese, and should not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season.
My hope is that you will step up as a parent and ration candy this Halloween and not allow your child to continue these unhealthy eating habits.
Happy Halloween and happy holidays, indeed!
What this clueless busybody doesn’t understand is that she could just buy some bags of pretzels or dried fruit and not be a rude, nasty witch to little children. You don’t fix obesity by fat-shaming children on the Third Most Fun Holiday Of The Year For Kids (the first being birthdays and the second being Christmas/Hanukah).
But it’s not really about fixing obesity, is it? It’s about being morally superior for meting out shame on someone else.
She should know that ruining a fun thing by being such an asshole is a recipe for getting her trees toilet papered. But I suppose she’ll chalk that up to “exercise.”
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