You may have heard this story about the airline passenger that had to stand for 7 hours due to an obese passenger. As I read the story and wondered whether it was even true or not, I noticed they used an old PhotoShopped picture that surfaced in 2006 for the story. Here’s the link to the story.
I contacted the editor and the reporter and they did add the information about the picture and that it was not the passenger in the story. It was a small victory because if you read the horrible comments below the story it reminds me there will always be prejudice regarding people that are overweight. I guess I fool myself sometimes when I think it’s starting to change, but I was shocked by the comments below this story from people that hide behind their anonymity and say such hateful things.
I have a Google search set up for stories about weight loss surgery and obesity and wherever possible I comment so that I just might change one person. I really didn’t bother with this story because it was so awful.
Sensationalism sells no matter who it hurts and this one certainly hurt me. Here’s hoping to a better future for some sliver of decent human respect and forgetting the ones that will never change.