Reading this cemented why I probably will not go see Wall-E.

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  1. Jeanie says:

    Good point. Too bad this ruined an other wise cute movie! 🙁

  2. Sara says:

    I’m not the type of person to get in arguments on someone else’s blog, but this is not a good point, it’s awful.

    There’s something entirely different about being FAT and being clinically obese.

    There are people who can’t help how they are, and then there are people who don’t exercise, have no self discipline, and are lazy.

    Wall-E portrays the ALREADY forming American mentality of more, faster, stronger, better- for little to no work.

    Instant gratification. The fact that this person says this is bigotry is appalling.

    If a bunch of people are going to sit around and float around in chairs then no, THEY WILL NOT STAY SKINNY. And no, that is not healthy. Wall-E does an EXCELLENT job portraying the mentality already forming in the States, especially.

    Not to mention, body mass WILL increase in space. It’s a matter of SCIENCE, not bigotry.

    What the hell.

    You should see Wall-E and form your own opinion because it really is a touching, and somehow startling film. It might surprise you. As a vegetarian, and someone prone to protecting the planet and animal rights, I really think you should see it.

    =)

  3. erin says:

    There are people who can’t help how they are, and then there are people who don’t exercise, have no self discipline, and are lazy.

    And? What is your point with this sentence? Because I’m reading it that the people who ‘can’t help how they are’ are entitled to be treated with respect, while the people who ‘don’t exercise, have no self discipline, and are lazy’ are not. And that, Sara, will create an argument. Care to clarify?

  4. Sara says:

    And? What is your point with this sentence? Because I’m reading it that the people who ‘can’t help how they are’ are entitled to be treated with respect, while the people who ‘don’t exercise, have no self discipline, and are lazy’ are not.

    I never said people don’t deserve respect. Ever. People deserve to be respected no matter how old they are, what race, sexual orientation, or gender. The fact that they are fat by nature or fat by circumstance should have nothing to do with it. People’s respect fluctuates through their actions and opinions. (At least it should.)

    “My point” with this statement was to show the error in Wall-E’s supposed “fat bigotry”. Since you haven’t seen it, and don’t intend to, I’ll happily clarify.

    Humans go into space for over seven hundred years. Disregarding the fact that obviously after spending generations and generations out in space, scientifically our masses would increase, they also sit around on floating chairs, never walking on their own, eat meals in one go from a cup, and do nothing but “sit at their computers” all day involved in an entirely virtual world.

    Wall-E wasn’t making a statement about “fat people”. Wall-E was making a statement about a lot of, especially America’s, recently decelerating cultures.

    The American culture is impatient. They want everything instantaneously with little to no effort. They want everything to be convenient.

    And naturally, if they’re going to sit around all day in floating chairs plugged into a virtual reality including virtual dates and virtual sports, eating desserts in a cup, they are going to be fairly larger. (Again, disregarding the 700+ years in space.)

    I could see it being taken as bigotry if the characters who were fat were portrayed in a disgusted, rude, or disrespectful light- but they aren’t. The humans are sweet, sensitive, and think for themselves. Just because they’re larger shouldn’t make a difference.

    Wall-E makes a statement on our “declining” culture and society, not on larger individuals.

    It’s just upsetting to me because Ray Bradbury, along with many others, made these same bold statements about our culture YEARS ago and nobody seems to be screaming that he’s a bigot.

    I’m not a fan of Disney, or society’s views on a lot of issues, but that’s WHY I liked Wall-E so much. It says that things need to change. And in my opinion, they do. We need to stop wasting and needlessly spending. We need to take a few steps back.

    I hope that helped clarify.

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