In an interview with TV host Ferne Cotton, Beth Ditto said that she finds it "tiring" to defend her weight all the time.
What Ditto said is a little long, but it should be printed on billboards, distributed in pamphlets and shouted from the rooftops of the world:
I'm not an unhealthy person and I feel like one of the most tiring parts of being fat and being proud of it is…you do a lot of proving yourself all the time.
It's really interesting to me that people will look at a thin person and go, 'That's a healthy person.' I want to go, 'Come open my refrigerator and look and then let's talk about what you think is so bad.'
To be thin and to stay really thin, sometimes... some people literally do coke all the time. Some people smoke cigarettes instead of eating. That's crazy. But that's 'okay' because you look healthier.
Yes. Thank you. We've been worshipping at the altar of thin, mistaking it for health. Let's stop.