A Washington D.C.-area news anchor was suspended for fat-shaming obese vaccine recipients on Twitter.
Blake McCoy, who works for WTTG, a local Fox affiliate, was suspended after he tweeted his annoyance over obese people getting priority access to vaccines.
Obesity is one of the pre-existing conditions that gives people priority to receive vaccines in many states.
"I'm annoyed obese people of all ages get priority access before all essential workers," McCoy tweeted Tuesday. "When most stayed home, we went into work everyday last March, April, May and everyday since putting ourselves & loved ones at risk. Vaccinate all essential workers. Then obese."
His tweet didn't go over well with many on Twitter who retweeted his post to the attention of his employer.
After clapping back at some of his outraged followers, McCoy apologized and deleted the original tweet.
In response to a follower who noted his deleted tweet, McCoy said, "You're right, I deleted because frankly, who has the time to argue with strangers on the internet."
Twitter users called for McCoy to be terminated after he posted photos of maskless men partying at numerous gay clubs in Chicago and other cities.
McCoy, who is openly LGBT+, has engaged in risky behavior, such as hooking up with men he met on the Tinder dating app.
In a tweet dated Feb. 6, McCoy wrote: "Tinder date is arriving now for wine, pizza, and monopoly. We've never met. If I die tonight, I want you to know I had a good run. Stay well everyone."
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You can't please everyone. So-called "fat feminists" are furious with singer Lizzo after she embarked on her weight loss journey without seeking their permission.
Full-figured women who are happy in their bodies took to social media to rebuke the 32-year-old pop star after she confessed to hating her body and despising how she looked in a mirror.
In a TikTok video Lizzo said, "I came home, and I took my clothes off to take a shower, and I just started having all of these really negative thoughts about myself. Like, you know, 'What's wrong with me?'... 'Why am I so disgusting?' and hating my body."
Fat feminists on Twitter called Lizzo out and accused her of being "fatphobic."
One Twitter user wrote:
"The problem here now, is that fatphobics and horrible people will now use Lizzo's weight loss as a tool to further shame and abuse fat women who are happy in their bodies."
In a now-deleted tweet, user Leah wrote:
"my heart hurts with all my fat peers today. even though she won't say it and will probably try to excuse it, I'm sorry that @lizzo did that to us. we are worthy and what she posted was so f***ed. if you are triggered and upset by it I and right there with you."
Leah, who is Caucasian, apologized after Black Twitter descended on her timeline and attacked her -- as if morbid obesity is a Black thing.
One Black Twitter user wrote: "stay out of black folks business."
Another user wrote: "girl remove that blm photo from ur header and while ur at it stay [out] of blk folk business. foreva!!"
A third user tweeted:
"STAY OUT OF BLACK FOLKS BUSINESS IN GENERAL. Youre not an ally, youre a undercover enemy. Selfish, controlling, only care about BW when they're fat or fir your agenda I guess. Youre just like these Republican WM and its people just like you that gives libs a bad rep."
Leah responded to the criticism:
"The biggest thing is that I am genuinely sorry, and I had no idea just how much I was feeding into the racism of Black women being so highly scrutinized and held to such high standards. I should’ve, I can, and I will do better."
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NFL player Kyle Queiro apologized for publicly questioning singer Jill Scott's voluptuous appeal. It all started when Kyle took to Twitter on Friday, and asked: "People are attracted to JILL SCOTT!?"
Kyle followed up with: "& by no means is she ugly. But y'all really sexually aroused by her huh?"
"So it's an energy thing. Got it."
The 29-year-old linebacker, who last played for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Dragons of the XFL League, was dragged on Twitter for 2 straight days.
Jill's fans called Kyle out for fat-shaming the 48-year-old R&B singer. They said since he took the time to question Jill's attractive qualities, that must mean he was checking for her.
Kyle managed to accomplish 2 things: He got Jill Scott's attention and he earned his 15 minutes of shame on Black Twitter.
He later apologized for his insensitive tweets.
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Lizzo lashed out at fat-shaming men who clown her on social media. During a recent interview, Lizzo said she was fed up with fat shamers who criticize her plus-size figure, saying "we don't talk about your d*ck size!"
"I think that women are always going to be criticized for existing in their bodies and I don't think I'm any different than any of the other great women who've come before me that had to literally be politicized just to be sexual... you know what I mean?"
"So what does that tell you about the oppressor?" she said. "What does that tell you about men? Get it together, we don't talk about your d*ck sizes, do we? Like, 'that's not a conventional d*ck size, it's too small.' We still let y'all asses run all over the goddamn place," she added.
The 31-year-old morbidly obese singer spends a great deal of time exposing herself on social media.
This form of exhibitionism is diagnosed as Exhibitionist disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The sufferer feels sexually aroused by people viewing her naked or partially nude body.
Exhibitionism is more common in men.
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An obese woman was saved by two strangers after falling through the ice in a lake says she is being fat shame after a video of her rescue went viral.
The video was uploaded to Facebook by the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. The incident happened on Jan. 27 at 3:20 p.m. Korisa Miller lost her footing and slipped off the dock into the freezing water.
Two fisherman saw her in the water calling for help, but they struggled to lift her out of the water.
Miller took to social media to complain about the comments under the video on Facebook. She wrote that some viewers should be "ashamed" of themselves for mocking her weight.
Some Facebook users mocked her because the men couldn't lift her into the boat because she is too heavy. They also criticized her for ice fishing with no clothes on.
"I know better than to go on the ice when it is not fully frozen over I am not stupid," Miller said. "I did have clothes on. I had a hoodie and a large winter coat on. When they tried pulling me up, my hoodie and coat was choking me so they had to rip it off of me. I did not go fishing in a tank top."
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Jillian Michaels refuses to back down after making negative comments about morbidly obese pop singer Lizzo, 31. Twitter dragged the celebrity fitness trainer after she asked: "Why are we celebrating her body?"
She made the comments during an appearance on BuzzFeed's AM to DM series. When the conversation turned to Lizzo's weight, Michaels said, "Why does it matter That's what I'm saying. Like why aren't we celebrating her music? 'Cause it isn't gonna be awesome if she gets diabetes."
The fitness guru continued: "I'm just being honest. I love her music, my kid loves her music, but there's never a moment when I'm like, 'I'm so glad she's overweight.' Why do I even care? Why is it my job to care about her weight?"
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Michaels, pictured with her adopted daughter, is the 2nd public figure to criticize the "Truth Hurts" singer for glamorizing obesity.
Dr. Boyce Watkins caught heat for saying Lizzo is popular due to "America's obesity epidemic."
The response to Michaels' comments was immediate. Fans and celebrities slammed the openly lesbian trainer.
According to a record label source, Lizzo's people pleaded with Twitter.com to remove memes and tweets asking President Trump to drop the obese pop star on Iran amid threats of retaliation for the killing of an Iranian general.
Lizzo's camp reported the posts to Twitter, saying they "fat-shamed" the pop superstar on the social media platform.
Some of the posts contained memes featuring a photo that showed Lizzo posing in the nude. The photos were superimposed on images of B2 bombers and fighter jets. One illustration depicted Lizzo as a whale.
There was also a video of the aftermath of a nuclear bomb explosion. The video was captioned: "When Trump drops Lizzo's fat ass in Iran."
Thousands of Twitter users retweeted the memes on Lizzo's timeline so she would see them.
Lizzo abruptly quit Twitter.com after complaining about the negativity of "trolls" on the platform.
"Yeah I can't do this Twitter s**t no more.. too many trolls," she tweeted on Sunday. "I'll be back when I feel like it."
Many speculated that she was forced off social media by bullies who constantly reminded her of her spat with Dr. Boyce Watkins.
The 31-year-old Detroit native was the target of Watkins, who said she is popular because there is an obesity epidemic in America.
But my source said the real reason Lizzo left Twitter was the plethora of humiliating posts about Iran.
The source described Lizzo as "depressed" and "humiliated" over the online harassment. He said Twitter staff told her the messages didn't violate Twitter's policies on abusive content.
You be the judge. Are the following posts abusive or considered bullying?
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