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?