Monday, February 24, 2014

Deepak Chopra Thinks People With Obesity Are Lazy, Gluttonous, Monsters

Or so it would seem from his video for something called, "The Weightless Project", which according to Chopra is "an initiative, where any attempt at shedding a few pounds results in funds that will help the undernourished".

Somber almost creepy music, headless plodding bodies, an obese man in an undershirt blankly staring forward holding a television remote, large butts hanging precariously over picnic table benches, cars pulling up to drive-thrus, scary obese silhouettes in dark alleys, and all of this juxtaposed with images of starving children and poverty to bring us to the video's ultimate message of if you folks with obesity just get off your lazy asses you can not only help yourselves, but also feed the poor.

Don't believe me?

Think I'm exaggerating?

Watch the video:


[Deepak, for more on why the portrayal of people with obesity matters please visit Yale's Rudd Center]