Being obese is not as rare as you think. 1 in 2 Americans are overweight, and 1 in 6 people are obese. A lot of extremely overweight people complain about being discriminated because of their weight, but it’s more important that they act on it, mainly for their own health. Excess weight shortens life span to 10 to 15 years, and is related to many diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Obesity can limit your life span, your job offers, your life choices and even your activities. Here are just 10 cases of people who are just ‘too fat’ to do things.
A 1,000-pound woman from Texas, Mayra Rosales, was convicted of murdering her 2-year-old nephew Eliseo by accidentally rolling on top of him while babysitting. However investigation found out that the boy died from a blow to the head. Her lawyer argued that she could not have done the murder because she is so big she can’t even move her arm.
Mayra eventually confessed and said she was trying to protect her sister, who she claimed struck the boy many times with a hair brush earlier that day.
The Chawner family from Blackburn is said to have a combined weight of 83 stone and claims at least £22,000 of tax money on the grounds that they are just ‘too fat to work’. When asked on why the jobless family don’t just go on a diet, they insist that they ‘don’t have the time’.
None of the family members work because of their weight, which they attribute to a hereditary condition. They spend the whole day in front of the TV.