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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

NYU Prof Eats Crow After Fat-Shaming Tweet

An evolutionary psychology professor sparked an uproar Monday after he told his Twitter followers that overweight students are not cut out for Ph.D. programs.


This presumably does not apply to fat professors. --ts

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To be fair, I was very slim when I did my PhD and fattened up long afterwards. But that's the way people are made.

Posted by: dearieme | Jun 4, 2013 1:34:58 PM

I love the UNM response in which the good professor said he tweeted it as "part of his research" to illicit responses. He should be fired for that lame excuse alone.

Posted by: anymouse | Jun 5, 2013 10:16:26 AM

Judging by what I see occasionally on the telly, discriminating agin the obese might be a sort of indirect racial discrimination. For which the punishment is, what, execution?

Posted by: dearieme | Jun 5, 2013 1:38:15 PM