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‘SVU’ Actor Christopher Meloni Faces Backlash for ‘Fat Shaming’ Donald Trump in Comparison to Biden
One of the more entertaining memes that the MAGA media ill-advisedly chose to take up was the “Biden is senile and is not in control of the government but will sign whatever is put in front of him.”
This was a bad idea on any number of levels.
We will call the first level, “Dr. Jill Biden level.” If for some reason Joe was not registering quite as sharp as needed, Jill Biden is likely the woman who would notice first and alert both his physicians and other officials that something was off.
Second, we seem to recall Joe Biden kicking Donald Trump’s ass up and down the studio during three debates. No one should confuse “calm and thoughtful” with being a dolt or somehow mentally slowed. And loud, obnoxious, and arrogant is not a sign of sharp mental acuity.
Third, there is a lot more that goes into overall health than the ability to shout loudly and talk about your own greatness. It takes someone who takes care of himself, eats right, gets some real exercise, gets to sleep at a good hour, wakes up fairly early, uses time off wisely. Someone who is in good overall health is far more likely to make wise decisions, using all the experience gained over the years.
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So take a look at this and tell us if the “Biden is Senile” meme is going to work when put up against this:
Sloth and gluttony meets competence and fitness pic.twitter.com/aAO9RYjJY7
— Chris Meloni (@Chris_Meloni) March 13, 2021
We don’t fat shame people, ever. We don’t. But we know someone who does. And we’re also here to defend the man that the Right freaks out about as “senile.” There is only one candidate for senility in that picture in our mind.
Here are some of the responses on Twitter:
Oh I get it, fat people are gross and evil, and thin fit-looking people are competent and good
Makes so much sense! Thanks!
Can you please tell us how we should judge pretty people and ugly people correctly too?
How about people with bad teeth? Are they good or bad?
— 🍍Kitt🍍 (@outofmyplanet) March 13, 2021
wtf dude. big fan here, and yeah that means fat (now) too. i'm not less competent or intelligent then when i was a 125 lb United States Marine, either.
so many things to dunk on that shitstain for, leave fat people out of it.
— rubywisp (@rubywisp) March 13, 2021
You could not do this. There are plenty of comparisons you could make which don’t involve judging someone for the way they look. Trump is never going to see this, but lots of people who look that way who aren’t fascist grifters will.
— Chris B didn't make that deepfake (@rotomonkey) March 13, 2021
There are so many other LEGITIMATE things to criticize Trump other than his body. I hate the man, but fat shaming is the lowest of low when it comes to criticizing someone. Please choose to do better.
— Ginger👻 (@ginger_snxp) March 13, 2021
Tell us you hate fat people without telling us you hate fat people: https://t.co/7UdCKBpXTn
— Buttigieg Buttijury Butticutioner (@ValarMorDollars) March 13, 2021
All this tweet amounts to is not so subtle fatphobia. https://t.co/krYNOklFQW
— F-word (Endearingly) Marion (@LeftistSkeleton) March 14, 2021
There are SO many great ways to drag Trump. Calling him fat or out of shape is probably the worst? https://t.co/uCLoePMexZ
— Howard Ashman stan account (@MichaelChu7) March 14, 2021