To the fatty running on the track this afternoon. Discuss.

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A Facebook post beginning 'To the fatty running on the track this afternoon,' is being heralded as fitness inspiration. Say what now?

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An anonymous Facebook post is being heralded on the internet as profound fitness inspiration. But can we talk about this for a moment? The post begins, "To the fatty running on the Westview track this afternoon."

You may have already seen this post, it's been doing the viral rounds. But while many have given the author praise, we feel the need to flag a few things here.

to the fatty running on the track today - fitness inspiration - is this respectful or rude - handbag.com

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Though a well intentioned gesture, perhaps, we can't fight the feeling that this one of the most patronising passages we've ever read. 'As you heave your ever-shrinking mass'? Please.

It's not just us taking this view, of course. Here's what a few others had to say.

to the fat person running on the track - response and reaction - 1 - handbag.com

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to the fatty running on the track - response and reaction - 4 - handbag.com

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to the fatty running on the track - response and reaction - 3 - handbag.com

© Distractify.com/Facebook



to the fatty running on the track - response and reaction - 2 - handbag.com

© Distractify.com/Facebook



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