Florida's baby population is under so much pressure to maintain the ideal body image. Pictures of svelte and chic looking babies in slim fitting designer diapers bombard them from all corners of the media, but sometimes a baby just wants to see positive depictions of realistic and attainable baby body types in the media.
Unfortunately, State Senator Alan Hays is out to make sure that the state has no part in promoting what he has termed "tubby" baby body shapes. He wants our babies to be Kate Moss skinny, because that is obviously healthy.
Today, ;during a meeting of the Florida Senate Agriculture Committee, Republican Hays caught site of an illustration of a "fat" baby holding up the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services logo and just would not stand for it.
"The baby in that first slide looks too tubby," he said according to Naked Politics. "My thought was: 'Couldn't we have a slimmer baby?'"
How stupid are we to not have realized until now that childhood obesity in America has nothing to do with poverty, over-subsidized corn crops, unhealthy school lunches, and rampant marketing and wide availability of unhealthy junk food. Clearly the route of the problem is people drawing chubby babies.
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But is this baby even fat? A quick survey of pictures of actual healthy babies reveals that most babies have what is commonly termed "baby fat." Which is adorable.
Certainly this cartoon baby does not present anymore of an unhealthy body type to the population of Florida as Sen. Hays himself does. Because, to be honest, our thought was, "Couldn't the voters of District 2 have a slimmer (and smarter) Senator?"