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June 8th, 2011 (04:04 pm)

Isn't it funny when nice people post blatantly fatphobic things to the Internet without the slightest bit of awareness that they might be doing something douchey? It's like they think, hey, if I can't see you being fat on the other end of this Internet connection, I couldn't possibly be insulting you! Or anyone else!*

I love you, all my fat friends, and I like the way you look. I'm tired of seeing you be sad over these things and I'm tired of being sad over these things.

Chins up, Kylie.

And, incidentally, I don't want apologies because then I have to say it's okay, and it all gets uncomfortable and I'm sick of being uncomfortable. You be uncomfortable for a change, fat-shamers. Don't apologize and for Christ's sake don't explain. Just cut it out.

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*I mean, don't worry, anyway; I'm sure you're not that kind of fat. You wear it really well, I bet! And even if you don't we all love you because of your personality. You don't have to be pretty the same way that the people I'm insulting are supposed to be pretty! You're different because you're my friend and I'm never casually cruel to my friends.

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Posted by: Like in that film you saw once (cakesy)
Posted at: June 8th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
Nurse Jackie - Jackie/Zoey hug

I love this whole post.

(Also, most of my friends have known me and my fluctuations long enough to know better than to do the 'oh but you're not' thing at me when I mention that I've put on weight, so I was SORT OF TAKEN ABACK when my new housemate said it to me the other day. I'd completely forgotten it was a way that people socialised! I don't know if this means I have an awesome friends group or if I am just out of touch with society.)

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