AWESOME. Fat activists and the non-fatties who love them will be holding a Big Fat Kiss-In at Marie Claire’s offices at 6pm tonight. You recall the sad, scientifically clueless, unconsciously hate-filled post on Marie Claire’s blog about the disgustingness of fat people, with all their WALKING across rooms and audacious HAPPINESS-HAVING. (I blogged about it here.) Editor Joanna Coles’s response to the outcry was…well, no. Now Marilyn Wann (warning if you click on that link: naked fat tushies ahoy!) and friends counter with this:
You Are Invited to the Big Fat Kiss-In!
PLATONIC KISSES! ROMANTIC KISSES! FAMILIAL KISSES! PECKS ON THE CHEEK! AIR KISSES! FRENCH KISSES! HERSHEYS KISSES! ALL KISSES!
Marie Claire chose to publish an essay in which the author shares her utter disgust for fat people – but moreover – physical displays of affection between said fat people.
That being said, I WANT YOU to join me TOMORROW, FRIDAY OCTOBER 29, 2010 at 6:00pm outside of Marie Claire at the Hearst Building to make the statement that LOVE HAS NO WEIGHT LIMIT!
ALL SHAPES AND SIZES! EVERYONE IS INVITED!
Marie Claire is at 300 W. 57th St. The Kiss-In will be on the Eighth Avenue side. So far, judging from the Facebook invite, it looks like it’ll be an impressive turnout. Alas, I will be home, having Shabbat dinner with my family, but in tribute to the protest I will make time to show the girls the deluded blog post (and non-response from Joanna), after which we will drawl, in our best Nina Garcia impressions, “Frankly, I am not impressed,” and “Your construction [of a false paradigm] is impeccable!”