In reference to this video:
His note (hopefully no mistakes in typing it out):
It’s unusual that I see your morning show, but I did so for a very short time today. I was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn’t improved for many years. Surely you don’t consider yourself a suitable example for this community’s young people, girls in particular. Obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain. I leave you this note hoping that you’ll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle.”
Caveat: Being large doesn’t mean you are out of shape (sumo) and thin doesn’t mean you are in shape (blown over by a breeze).
I can’t say that I took the email the same way she did. I didn’t see it as bullying. He could have posted it on facebook or some other public way but he sent it in a private email. As someone that is supposed to be promoting health, I continue to struggle to eat better and continue exercising because 1. I want to do it for myself and 2. I AM a public figure and people might have a better outcome if I can show that I can do what it takes to stay in shape. The same way public servants that work in a protective manner should also probably have to stay in shape. You don’t look at an obese police officer and think “glad he can run down a bad guy”. She isn’t a government public servant and I don’t know what she does on her show but she is in the public eye. Hopefully she isn’t promoting unhealthy foods or activities that are detrimental. I would say she is NOT like many of the other heavy on air personalities that have made a (drastic) change (Drew Carey, Michael Moore, Star Jones, Al Roker) whether for themselves or because they were prompted by their network. I think the people watching them probably noticed that they look a lot better than they used it and maybe even start noticing that they might be unhealthy themselves (didn’t say overweight).