As I was sitting in my living room watch the family guy episode about the fat guy strangler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7Qwn4lUSpo) with my brother I realized how sad it is that the media portrays fat people to be like this. Out of breath, always wanting to eat, gassy, and cannot fit in chairs or breaking them due to their weight. This is a great example of enforcement of norms because they are just stereotyping people who are over weight. They are portraying people who are over weight as gassy individuals that love to eat all the time. On shows like Family Guy and others like it they are sending this message and every time they send that message it sticks to people as that stereotype and it is just not true. My family is over weight as is other people I know and those portrayals are incorrect. Yes, they may have a more difficult time keeping up with some but they are no less of a human and should not be mad fun of. That message needs to change because not only is obesity a problem in the country but so is childhood obesity. Children are most impressionable and watching shows with these messages are saying it is okay to make fun of people who are over weight and this is how they act. It is not okay to make fun of anyone and this message needs to change so children know that it is not how over weight people act and that it is not okay to make fun of them.

Blame the media for the stereotyping of over weight people

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