Saturday, March 20, 2010

Donna Simpson Making Six Figures From Having Six Figures

Donna Simpson is becoming a household name. She is being talked about on broadcast news, on the Internet and on talk radio.

In case you haven't heard, Donna Simpson is a 41-year-old New Jersey mom who weighs 600 lbs. She has announced to the world that she is going for the Guinness Book of World Records by gaining another 400 lbs., so that she will tip the scales at 1,000 pounds - a four-figure weight.

The talk radio show hosts want to know what you and I think of this. So I thought about it for a bit.

Way back when, circuses used to have these side-shows where you could pay extra to take a look at the shortest woman in the world, the tallest man in the world, and of course, the fat lady. As I recall, I think the shortest woman and the tallest man got married. I just remember as a kid flipping through the Guinness Book of World records to find all of these mesmerizing photos (and I remember reading about the marriage there.)

In the age of the Internet and video cameras, Donna Simpson doesn't have to join the circus, she can "perform" for us from the comfort of her own home. We are curious about the abnormal and it is hard to look away.

But what about the people that pay to watch her eat on the Internet? Who is more abnormal? While she is feeding her face, she is feeding society's dysfunction and laughing all the way to the bank. (But I'm not sure how she actually gets to the bank.)

One talk show host thought that if Donna Simpson gets her reality show that viewers would be so disgusted that it would be incentive for them to lose weight. I disagree. I think those that choose to watch will say, "Oh, I am not that bad, just twenty pounds overweight, (ok maybe thirty)."

I don't think any good will come from Donna's venture to gain 400 pounds. I can't imagine any proceeds going to any charitable organizations. I can't imagine her children becoming well-adjusted, healthy adults. I can't even imagine Donna Simpson's quality of life at 1,000 pounds.

I realize how far gone she is when she says she doesn't, "Buy into all the diseases that come with being overweight." Sadly, I can imagine that some of the cash she makes from her reality show and Internet website will be paying for her extra large coffin.


Anonymous said...

That's what I was thinking (coffin comment)... if she lives to gain anymore weight!

What will they think of next?

Just For Me And You-Ladies said...

This makes me sick and not just because of those pictures of her they showed on the web. Her poor children! I hope there is a father figure who can take care of these young kids while there mother becomes immobile and eventually is dead.

Kristi Maloney said...

From what I understand, the "father figure" is encouraging her behavior and certainly doesn't appear to be concerned in what's best for the kids, not to mention her!

Anonymous said...

I hear the father figure is very well off and comes from a very wealthy family with lots of love and support..he even went to school with Brack Obama..the kids will be going to IVY league schools !!!!

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