Think tank calls for shaming fat people

In a controversial article, Daniel Callahan, the 82-year-old president emeritus of The Hastings Center a New York think-tank specializing in health policy ethics, calls for increased stigmatization of obese people to try spur weight-loss across America.

The senior research scholar says fat people should be treated like smokers who have become increasingly demonized in recent years and thus ‘nudged’ by negative attitudes of those around them into giving up the unhealthy habit.

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  • opinion8ed

    In the left’s world, smokers, fat people and sex offenders, should all be treated the same. They forget or hate the fact that we can think and act according to our own person (except the sex offenders, yikes) and this is truly what keeps them up at night!

    • ec99

      I guess Teddy Kennedy never looked at himself in a mirror.