NY Post – He lost more than half his body weight — and now the Rev. Al Sharpton is a fat shamer! The civil-rights leader and host of MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” regularly pokes fun at his fat followers and friends, The Smoking Gun reports after examining comments he’s made before his organization, the National Action Network. “Every fine girl is two big Whoppers away from being obese,” he said after meeting an old high-school crush who had ballooned to almost 300 pounds. At a May rally against Boko Haram outside the United Nations, Sharpton told his fellow protesters, “A lot of y’all ain’t doing nothing but going to lunch. And most of y’all don’t need no lunch. Y’all need to walk over to the UN and lose some weight anyhow.” Sharpton, who once tipped the scales at 305 pounds, lost 30 pounds during a prison hunger strike in 2001, but began his real body transformation in 2009, ditching his infamous track suit for a more tailored look. He now weighs 138 — a drop of 167 pounds from his heaviest. He owes the dramatic weight loss to a super strict diet that relies mostly on fruits and veggies. “I gave up meat, I started watching my diet, I work out,” Sharpton said on the “Today” show in October 2013. He eats fish twice a week and doesn’t eat anything after 6 p.m. “Since I lost weight, I talk about fat folk real bad,” Sharpton said at a meeting for a fashion show organized by his daughter, Ashley, in April. “I like keeping fat folk around me so I can just talk about them.”
You know I was about to tell Al Sharpton to get off his high horse. Ohhh you used to be 305 and now somehow you’re a walking corpse clocking in at 138. Look at me look at me I’m skinny Al Sharpton and I don’t like fat people anymore! I was about to explain how once you’re a fat guy, you’re a fat guy. Like Jonah Hill will always be a fat guy even when he goes through his skinny phases and weighs like a buck sixty. Jimmy Kimmel will always be the hefty Man Show slob in my mind no matter how skinny he is on the Late Show. I was about to say Al Sharpton should never forget his Fat Days and he should remember where he came from.
But then I read those quotes. And goddamit do I respect him. “I like keeping fat folk around me so I can just talk about them.” There’s some brutally honest selfishness right there that I feel like I am obliged to support. Its like an average girl hanging out with ugly friends just so she’s pretty. Thats a savvy move. Al Sharpton hanging out with Fats just so he can talk bad about them and hurt their feelings while making himself feel better for being skinny now is just such a shrewd power move I have no choice but to support him. Every hot chick is just two Whoppers away from being fat. Surrounding yourself with fat people does make you feel better about yourself. Say what you want about Al Sharpton’s fat shaming but don’t tell me he’s wrong.