Bill Maher slams America’s ‘fat acceptance’ movement as ‘Orwellian’, supporters have ‘blood on their hands'

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During the latest episode of HBO’s "Real Time with Bill Maher," the comedian took aim at America’s obesity epidemic and torched the culture for promoting not only "fat acceptance," but "fat celebration."
Maher declared the "disturbing trend" to be "Orwellian" and urged Americans to stop spinning obesity as a positive and lose some weight.
"There is a disturbing trend going on in America these days," the HBO host began, describing it as, "rewriting science to fit ideology to just fit what you want reality to be."
Maher explained that Americans' current views on being overweight are part of this trend.
"We’ve gone from fat acceptance to fat celebration.
We used to at least try and be fit and healthy and society praised those who succeeded," he lamented.
"Of course, you can get away with anything bad for you when you’re young," Maher claimed, adding the rhetorical question, "Let me ask you this: Have you ever seen a fat 90-year-old?"
He paused for a moment before he and audience let out a laugh, acknowledging the point.
"But no one pretended there was positivity in smoking," he asserted.
He then slammed those who think the fat acceptance movement is a noble crusade, stating, "You can make believe you’re fighting some great social justice battle for a besieged minority, but what you’re really doing is enabling addicts – which I thought we decided was bad."
"People like Adele face shame campaigns for losing weight!"
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