Clarissa Dickson Wright has died at the age of 66.
Dickson Wright and her late co-host Jennifer Paterson, both now deceased, were unashamed of being "fat".
Dickson Wright was a BBC 2 cooking show chef who starred alongside Jennifer Paterson in the popular show Two Fat Ladies from 1996 to 1999. The show ended due to her producer and co-host's battle with cancer that took her life in August of 1999.
Dickson Wright told the Guardian in 2009, "If you're fat you're fat. I hate this modern-day political correctness, that you don't call things by their proper name."
What is astounding are the followers of the show, to the tune of 70 million during their stint - in light of the obvious ignored or blatantly disregarded problems with the obesity crisis, which medical expert Thomas A. Wadden Ph.D. explains:
"Obesity contributes to over 300,000 deaths per year, principally through its association with cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and several cancers. Obesity currently is the second leading cause of preventable death and will soon surpass cigarette smoking, the leading cause. Health economists estimate that obesity costs our nation approximately $100 billion a year. And these figures say nothing about the personal suffering of those affected by obesity."
Flaunting and promoting obesity on television, claiming that being fat can be "fun" is obscene. The obesity crisis is only getting worse, and glorifying such a deadly, as well as preventable and avoidable disease is irresponsible and ridiculous.
Their deaths may have been obesity related, however, producing such a show can not in any form, be considered funny. Obesity is not funny anymore, especially with the rise in childhood obesity, banning shows like this would be best for the entire planet.
And to be honest, there is nothing attractive about being obese, and the majority of people who are overweight despise being fat, which is why there are multiple gyms in every corner of the U.S. and losing weight is the number one New Years Resolution.
Being fat is a choice - and 99 times out of 100 it can be avoided and reversed by proper diet and exercise. Embracing obesity is just a death sentence.
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