Pardon the expression, but this just takes the cake. A Mississippi representative has written a bill that, if passed, will forbid restaurants from serving people who are obese according to the state.
Any food establishment to which this section applies shall not be allowed to serve food to any person who is obese, based on criteria prescribed by the State Department of Health after consultation with the Mississippi Council on Obesity Prevention and Management established under Section 41-101-1 or its successor. The State Department of Health shall prepare written materials that describe and explain the criteria for determining whether a person is obese, and shall provide those materials to all food establishments to which this section applies. (H.B. 282)
This is not a joke nor an attempt to raise concerns – it’s serious. Need we any more proof that the obesity “crisis” is plain f’ing insane and has more to do with shaming people that don’t fit a particular body shape than anything else?