A few days ago, director and comedian Kevin Smith was thrown off a Southwest Airlines flight for being too fat. He’s been speaking out about it, calling it “humiliating” and “the worst thing that’s ever happened to me.” Two days ago on Mardi Gras (aka Fat Tuesday), late night comedian Craig Ferguson made fat prejudice the subject of his monologue. It is hilarious.
What? No comments? I’m always happy to hear what Craig Ferguson has to say about anything, because he’s always funny. All the desperate housewives can sit in one seat!
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I hadn’t read Kevin Smith’s blog post when I wrote something here, so I want to add a thanks to him for saying this, and for doing it. Because the following is absolutely true:
“Smith said he’s speaking out in order to help others who might find themselves in a similar situation: “What I went through really sucked, and thank God I have enough of an ego from all the other stuff I do that, you know, I didn’t put a gun in my mouth at the end of the day. But a lot of people maybe wouldn’t be able to handle it with humor the way that I did and it would really devastate them and whatnot so I’m looking out for those cats.”
Bless you, sir, and bless you, Craig Ferguson, for standing up for us all.