‘Aliens will eat the fatties first’: Gym sparks outrage with new advertising campaign
Ok, this is TOO damn funny. And as a
big-boned eating disorder victim fat guy here, I love it. Hey, people. For 99.9% of you out there, being overweight is not a “disease” or a “disorder”, its a freaking choice. Get over it, accept it or do something about it. But most importantly, shut up. You are not, as Cartman says, festively plump when you decided to eat the entire Christmas turkey. “But I gain weight no matter what I do”. Really? So, somehow, food is amazingly appearing inside your belly without you needing to actually stuff it down your gullet? Call the scientists. We have discovered how to make unlimited power, harvest the fat from your ass, that is coming from no where. Morons.
Get the impression I am sick of hearing people give excuses?
Great ad campaign.
An advert for one of Britain’s biggest gyms has sparked outrage by declaring: ‘When the aliens come, they will eat the fatties first.’
The campaign, featuring a little green man, was meant to encourage people to join up and shed pounds put on over Christmas.
But instead slimmers have branded the ad in offensive and weight loss experts said the ‘negative message’ is more likely to drive people away.
‘Offensive’: The ad for Cadbury Gym, Bristol, was intended to encourage slimmers
Signs put up near the health club and spa at Cadbury House Hotel in Congresbury, Bristol, read: ‘Advance health warning! When the aliens come, they will eat the fatties first.’
However, mother-of-two Vicky Palmer, who suffered from an eating disorder as a teenager, believes the sign should be removed immediately.
Mrs Palmer, 45, of Churchill, Somerset, said: ‘I would like to think that their hotline is very “hot” with people phoning to complain about this degrading and offensive advertising.
‘I am not overweight yet I still find this extremely offensive and patronising but how much more so to someone genuinely overweight?