Fatty lardbucket writes book about being fatty lardbucket

Then complains when people mention her being a fatty lardbucket:

During the interview Gay spoke about how the world was not built to accommodate people like her.

“It’s very stressful because you just never know if there a space that is going to accommodate me. Are there going to be sturdy chairs? Are the chairs going to have arms? How wide are the arms? How low is the chair? It’s just a constant series of questions that you are asking yourself every single day before you go into any space, and it’s exhausting because people don’t think, they just assume that everyone fits in the world like they do.”

In tweets from May, Gay complained of interviewers who told her they did “special things” to accommodate her weight.

“Am I supposed to be grateful you provided a sturdy chair?” she asked. “Why would you tell me this?”

Gay being the lardbucket being interviewed over her book about being a lardbucket. So, it’s part and parcel of the shtick then, right? So, this is what she is complaining about:

In a now-deleted article which was published on Monday, a cached version of which is still available, Freedman said the requests had been sent to her by Gay’s publisher, detailed in “more than a dozen exchanges”.

“Her size is imposing and also a logistical nightmare for her,” she wrote. “The requirements back and forth with her publishers who had brought her out to Australia to promote her books were extremely detailed.

She continued: “How many steps were there from the [kerb] to the door of the building? Were there any stairs? How many? How big was the lift and was there a goods lift? How many steps from the lift to the podcast studio? There was also a lot of talk about chairs – making sure we had one sturdy enough to both hold her weight and make sure she was comfortable.”

Speaking on her podcast, she said the “breach of confidence” was justified.

“I would normally never breach the confidence of what goes on behind the scenes of an interview but in this case … it’s a fundamental part of the story.

“You see, Roxane Gay is … I’m searching for the right word to use here. I don’t want to say fat so I’m going to use the official medical term: super morbidly obese.”

I dunno, maybe there weren’t enough donuts so her sugar level was low?

24 comments on “Fatty lardbucket writes book about being fatty lardbucket

  1. “’It’s very stressful because you just never know if there a space that is going to accommodate me. Are there going to be sturdy chairs?’

    “In tweets from May, Gay complained of interviewers who told her they did “special things” to accommodate her weight.

    ‘Am I supposed to be grateful you provided a sturdy chair?’ she asked. ‘Why would you tell me this?'”

    Heh – ‘its really stressful being fat and I wish people would make accommodations for my life choice but I’ll get upset if you make special accommodations for my life choice!’

  2. If you’re *counting steps* because of your weight – your weight has become a serious, life-affecting, problem and you should probably fix that.

  3. If you have to go up in the freight lift, that might be a sign to ease off on the pies.

  4. How does the Abbottopotamus cope? Does the BBC provide her with sturdy chairs without arms at public expense? I think we should be told!

  5. During the interview Gay spoke about how the world was not built to accommodate people like her.

    We are not going to rebuild the fucking world on your account, for fucks sake.

    Doesn’t this encapsulate the Guardian world absolutely perfectly? The sheer selfishness, the sense of grievance, the absolute self-belief that they are the victim?

  6. “It’s very stressful because you just never know if there a space that is going to accommodate me. Are there going to be sturdy chairs? Are the chairs going to have arms? How wide are the arms? How low is the chair? It’s just a constant series of questions that you are asking yourself every single day before you go into any space, and it’s exhausting because people don’t think, they just assume that everyone fits in the world like they do.”

    If it’s that much of a faff, lose weight, tubs.

    I’m flying out to Singapore in a few days. The last time I did this I couldn’t put my feet flat on the floor whilst sat in the chair because of the my height.

    That, I can genuinely do nothing about. My alternative is to pay the extra 200% and fly business. A tax on my body type!

    Where’s my fucking Guardian column?

  7. Also: in the footer on the Guardian page:

    This article was amended on 13 June 2017. An editing error meant that comments offered as background information were included by mistake.”

    Leaving aside the irony of including not-for-publication stuff in a story about the controversial inclusion of not-for-publication stuff: Did the Graun forget to omit the writers asides? What were they?

  8. It’s just a constant series of questions that you are asking yourself every single day before you go into any space

    The space is the real victim here.

  9. Anyone else reminded of the Not The Nine o’Clock News sketch? “Ban all fattist slogans like ‘maximum load six persons’.”

  10. But we’ve seen the consequences of adjustment to norms to incorporate abnormal people already, where new homes have to be able to allow access to the disabled and otherwise make provision to accommodate them – wider doors enough turning space for wheelchairs, space of powered stair lifts etc.

    How long before for example standard chairs have by law to be more than twice the current width in order not to upset the fatties.

  11. How much newsprint is just “he said, she said”? This is really dull stuff. It’d be a much better story if she had actually become stuck in the goods lift.

  12. I couldn’t face reading the article, so is the the same fat ugly bird who keeps getting ‘raped’ all the time?

  13. @Theo
    How does the Abbottopotamus cope? Does the BBC provide her with sturdy chairs without arms at public expense? I think we should be told!

    Diabetesist!

  14. That she is too fat to fit into a normal chair is her own choice and her own fault. I am very willing to pay for the unfortunate but not for those who demand that *we* pay for their deliberately stupid behaviour.

  15. @ Chris Miller
    Diane Abbott’s Type 2 diabetes is a self-inflicted injury whereas Theresa May’s Type 1 diabetes is a misfortune (like Ramsay MacDonald’s illegitimacy). It is unfair on those with the misfortune to have inherited the genetic predisposition to Type 1 diabetes to lump all sufferers from diabetes together. Also her diabetes is a consequence of her fatness, not the cause – the diabetic I know best is (even) slimmer than I am.

  16. I thought fat people were meant to be jolly. She is not very jolly.

    Perhaps someone should walk behind her playing a tuba. That would be good for a laugh.

  17. “Perhaps someone should walk behind her playing a tuba. That would be good for a laugh.”

    Excellent idea. That would also stop her getting raped all the time. As it would be hard to rape someone who has a tuba player playing nearby. And what would the tuba player play when she’s getting raped? (Or when she’s imagining she’s being raped? Or is complaining to the police that she’s been raped? Or while she’s stuggling to fit into an airplane seat and someone is raping her from behind while she struggles?)

  18. “And what would the tuba player play when she’s getting raped?”

    I dunno. Perhaps the tuba version of Yakety Sax.

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