LAURA INGRAHAM: While promoting kindness is one thing, encouraging obesity is another
Fox News host Laura Ingraham slams ‘cult of inclusivity’ for normalizing obesity among children and adults on “Ingraham’s Corner.”
LAURA INGRAHAM: Now on children’s health, mental and physical, with reports of spiraling depression, anxiety and learning disabilities, and perhaps more dangerously, increased obesity in children — that’s worth seeing. Now, this problem really started to develop decades ago, but during COVID it only got worse.
While encouraging kindness is one thing, glamorizing obesity with its many health risks is quite another. But that is exactly what is happening in this cult of inclusivity. They are normalizing something that we should strongly discourage because you are not born with a high BMI, you become a high BMI. And the more weight we have, the greater the chance that we will develop diabetes, heart disease and cancer. But popular culture says, “Stop shaming, start selling.”
This is common sense. If we really care about young people and adults who struggle with their weight, the last thing we should do is smear them, marinate them in happy conversations. We should respect them enough to tell them the truth. This is mainly about self-control, diet and exercise. And when we take in more calories than we burn, the excess is stored as fat – period. Every child should be told and know this. This requires us to be better parents, eat dinner with our children in the evening, provide them with simpler, better food choices and strictly limit screen time, and also require some form of physical exercise. But look, even saying that—thinking that— is fat.