Amandabot (clankyrobot) wrote in marvingayisdead,

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anti-obesity bias

while i greatly enjoyed charlie and the chocolate factory, i will say one thing that i really hated. this isn't really a spoiler, so i don't think i'll lj-cut it.

why is it that the comic relief of every film has to be the fat kid? why is the fat kid always sloppy and disgusting? i understand that augustus gloop was supposed to represent gluttony and all that, but seriously, come on now. it seems like the big laughs of the movie came at this poor little fat child's expense.
and it's not just this film that i'm picking on. i can name a thousand others that use obese characters as comic foils. am i overly sensitive to this issue?
i'd love to hear other opinions on this subject.
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