Opinion | Jennifer Graham
Obesity: America’s deepest shame
The fatter we get, the more we fear and loathe fat people. Go, Nathan, go.
Nathan is the obese boy jogging down a country road in a controversial Nike ad called “Find Your Greatness.” At 5’3’’ and 200 pounds, he looks terribly uncomfortable, which is how some of us feel watching him. As a country, we don’t know what to do about fat people, particularly when they’re exercising, casting shadows that look like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man lumbering after Bill Murray.