Hey, Assholes: Deporting Fat People Doesn't Actually Make Them Go Away

The government of New Zealand has come up with a novel strategy for getting rid of great big gross fat people: Just throw them into the sea! But don't worry, humanitarians—fat is buoyant. Concerned that hordes of marauding fatties will literally gobble up the nation's entire economy (WHO SPILLED GRAVY ALL OVER THE… » 8/13/13 11:40am 8/13/13 11:40am

Abercrombie Doesn't Want Gross Fat People Wearing Their Clothes

The good folks at Abercrombie & Fitch, it appears, have so little interest in taking fat people's money, they don't even make women's sizes above L or pants above a size 10. Because, you know, why would they? Think of what it would do for the brand! Everybody knows that fat people are all dowdy frumps with no fashion… » 5/03/13 6:20pm 5/03/13 6:20pm

Woman Told She's 'Too Fat' to Go Tanning

Last week, a woman walked into an Ohio tanning salon, took a tour, received one tanning session, then purchased a $70 tanning package. But when she returned to Aloha Tanning the next day to tan some more, she was told that they'd changed their policy overnight and she was suddenly too fat to tan. » 4/23/13 9:30am 4/23/13 9:30am

I Don't Care If You Don't Want to Fuck Me

The Comment of the Day posts on Jezebel are fairly uneventful. Your editors pick something funny, wise, or wonderful that a Jez commenter posted, and then we share it with the rest of the site. The comments in response are usually jovial and light-hearted; a "congrats!" here, a "you win the day!" there. It's one of… » 2/14/13 12:30pm 2/14/13 12:30pm

Your Fat Friends Are Secretly Conspiring to Make You a Big Fat Fatty,…

Watch out, normal weights! If you've ever so much as even talked to a fat person, there's a good chance you might catch their fatness. It's horrifying, but it's true! So, if you're approached by a fatty, it's best just to run — run like the wind! — away from their contagious gargantuan heft. Who knows what they could… » 11/07/12 10:25am 11/07/12 10:25am

No Matter How Much Weight You Lose, Everyone Will Still Think You're Fat

As if we needed more evidence that anti-fat bias is about moral superiority and not about health, a new study finds that people continue to be negatively affected by fat stigmas even after they have lost weight. Researchers asked participants (young men and women) to read vignettes about a series of women—some who… » 5/30/12 7:20pm 5/30/12 7:20pm