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Yikes. I really hate those shows. Not being a scold, but these are mental health issues........
By:  Paul (Moderators; 65326)
Posted on: 04-09-2019 10:28.
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You're a kind dude, and I know you're not having a go, these shows are just the same as the myriad "Hoarders" variants; all just feature a massively fucked up person whose illness has a physical manifestation that they have to take with them everywhere (or live in, for hoarders).

We can all get a little heavy from time to time, but when you're tip over 300-400lbs, you really need some professional assistance, a support network, and for someone to get your enablers to stop participating. Tough bill for most if not all of these folks I'm sure. My wife watched a few of those weight shows before we canned TV and I just couldn't do more than a few minutes. It's repellent and all that, but it feels exploitative.

I like that they show the problems for the complexity that they have, but it still feels like ridiculing people.

Edited by Paul at 4/9/2019 10:39:16 AM


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