On this thread on Dances With Fat about LGBT ally George Takei’s fat phobia, commenter Saffie brings a possible retort for people who stick their noses in and offer bigoted, shaming comments about her fat body:
My favorite response?
- “Oh, honey, I’m so sorry for your loss.”
- “What loss?”
- “Seems like your parents weren’t around to teach you manners. I just thought you must have lost them at a very young age.”
Recognizing that not everyone is raised by their parents and it’s not appropriate to bring up parental death to strangers who may have had parents who died, I would change this conversation as follows:
- Bigot: [stupid comment]
- Person: I’m so sorry for your loss.
- Bigot: Bzuh?
- Person: You seem to have tragically lost your manners. My condolences.
HAH HAH HAH HAH!