Saturday, May 29, 2004
Targeted as their "Flab Five" are filmmaker Michael Moore (“Looks like the ‘Downsize This’ author has been doing too much supersizing...”), American Idol winner Ruben Studdard ("If the 'Velvet Teddy Bear' doesn't want to become known as the 'Velveeta Teddy Bear,' he might want to idle his meat and dairy intake..."), Luciano Pavarotti (“He’s three tenors rolled into one!”), John Madden (“Pass on the Turducken and rush for the salad bar”), and actor John Goodman (“TV’s ‘West Wing’ senator looks like he’s been indulging in a few too many Buffalo wings.”).
“It’s a light-hearted approach to a serious issue,” says a spokesperson. But if you said the same thing in the school yard, you would be a bully, wouldn't you?
You can view PETA's all-too-typical hate literature here, or you can go to Fat Girl Speaks or Fat!So? for a more accepting message.