Story of the week: fat-shamed

 
 
Tags: | |
 
 

This story appeared in the main news section of the Hindustan Times on March 18, while we stayed in Kochi.

The story interests me, not because of the alleged fat-shaming, but because it consists of a series of non-sequitors that end in complete bathos. Briefly: an overweight policeman who suffered from an impolite tweet has now had a minor and unconnected urinary tract infection and “will be on oral medication for the next five days”.

I will point out that I saw this “news” in a national newspaper.