"They haven’t worked in 11 years, claiming their weight is due to a hereditary condition. Instead, the family spend their days in front of a television borrowed from a friend. Mr Chawner said: ‘We love TV. It’s on from the moment we get up. Often I’m so tired from watching TV I have to have a nap.’ "
Asked why they don’t simply go on a diet, the jobless Chawner family who are so obese their neighbours call them ‘the telly tubbies’ insist: ‘We don’t have the time.’
OH MY FUCKING GOD
Their daily diet consists of nothing but fattening food with no proper nutrition. They lead sedentary lives, spend their days watching telly yet are "TOO BUSY TO DIET"??
And our Nanny State says "That's fine, we'll just pay you benefits". Why the fuck aren't they assigning this family a nutritionist and giving them food preparation and nutrition classes, under the threat of "if you don't attend we stop your benefits".
All their ailments are caused by their obesity, which will get worse if they are allowed to continue eating such an unhealthy diet. Then the NHS will foot the bill of all their problems in later life.
It seems to be easier to chuck benefits at them and forget about them, than to actually take some fucking action. With the amount of tubby kids up and coming in the new generations, how many more fatty families are we going to end up paying for, on top of the Chav Generation and the "I want a council house" teen parent generation?
It seems in the Government's drive to "halt the obesity epedemic", there is NOT ENOUGH preventative action being taken at all. Supermarkets need to halve the amount of rubbish food they stock, they need to remove the sweets from the checkout racks where they tempt kiddies to pester their parents. They need to put taxes on junk food and takeaways, and start a better campaign to promote fruit and vegetables.
Forget the "5 a day" bollocks, it's simply too confusing to most people. "2 pieces of brocolli is one portion of your 5-a-day!!" Sod off, the average witless chav won't understand a word of that, it's easier for them to dial Domino's.
Why aren't more celebrities coming on board to promote fruit and veg as "cool" and to make today's easily-led kids and gullible adults a bit more malleable to try fresher foods and to stop using the microwave? DUring the AIDS epedemic there were Govt sponsored ads about condoms, and also during the peak of the Heroin crisis. So if we really ARE in an "Obesity epedemic" then where the fuck are the "Eat fruit and veg" Govt sponsored adverts????????
They used shock tactics for the Heroin adverts, showing emaciated junkies looking half dead. So why don't we line up a group of severely obese kids, in front of a table full of their weeks' worth of crap food, then cut to their parents and a voice saying "why are you killing your children?" Cut then to a shot of the family from the Mail article above, sitting in front of their tellies wheezing and rasping and moaning they are "too fat to work but too busy to diet".
The PC Brigade would howl that we are hurting the kids' feelings by showing them as an example of fat kids. ER WELL THEY ARE FAT, perhaps shock tactics are what is needed here!!! And if we don't want to upset the kids then IMO there is NOTHING wrong with upsetting and shaming the parents who sit by and happily watch their kids eat McDonalds, Pizza, fizzy drinks, and anything BUT food that is good for them. "I don't know how to cook" is not an excuse. Buy a book, look on the web, go to classes, ask your friends. "We don't have time to prepare meals". Well try quitting watching endless soaps and Strictly Come Dancing, and spend some more time in your goddam kitchen.
And if you still simpkly can't be arsed to make the effort, then don't come crying to us when your 30 stone teen needs his stomach stapled and you want the NHS toi pay for it. Fuckwits.