Saturday, July 12, 2008

WALL-E offends fat people

Pixar Animations latest film, WALL-E, has already rocked the box office. The critics and audience gave it a thumbs up. However, there is one group of people who are not happy with this cute looking robot. Why? Because WALL-E made fun with them. In this futuristic movie, the human beings of the future are depicted as fat people who are obese, lazy and love to spend time in their arm-chairs eating large cupcakes. This depiction of future humanity has enraged the fat people in the USA. In their recent conference, the National Association To Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) lambasted WALL-E for derogating fat people.Cnet reports:

At its conference in LA, which ends today, the organization enjoyed entertainment from the Fatimas, declared its members' determination to make the word 'fat' their own and much private debate apparently whirled around the deleterious influence of Wall-E.

The Wall-E debate was begun by Marilynn Wann, who led a session at the conference about Fat Politics. Ms. Wann voiced her concerns about Wall-E's anti-fat depictions even before the movie came out.

Marilynn Wann accused Pixar for and further said that companies like Pixar should be out of business for “prejudicial bigotry-mongering.” She said that WALL-E specifically singles out and targets obese people as the primary cause of mankind’s demise. Interestingly, Marilynn Wann did not watch the movie.

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