The news coverage of the alleged "fat gene" is a disaster for those who advocate healthier lifestyles, and those like me, who also want to see more honesty around health issues.
I don't think I have ever met a fat person who admitted they were overweight because they ate too much, or did not do enough exercise.
But I have met a lot of people who were big-boned. I have encountered a lot of people who are "making a stand against body fascism" or claim to have health issues that are never there fault, but that effect their weight.
Perhaps they were all telling the truth.
But just once in my life I want to meet someone who is fat because they eat too many pies. Or because they can't be bothered to walk to the shops. Ever. Or because they stay indoors all day watching their children sit about because everyone knows if they let a child play outdoors they will be abducted by paedophiles.
Alas, my hopes of meeting an honest fat person are dashed for ever. The fat gene exists, and every single person who is overweight wil have it. Read about it here.