Fat Shaming Letter on Halloween? Or Tough Love?

No candy for you!

A woman in Fargo, N.D., is planning to hand out the following letter, instead of candy, to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.

Jackie Eileen.

The woman opened up to Fargo radio station Y-94 about her controversial letter.

“I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight. I think it’s just really irresponsible to send them out looking for free candy just ’cause all the other kids are doing it,” the woman, who identified herself only as Cheryl, said.

She added: “I’m contributing to their health problems, and really, their kids are everybody’s kids. It’s a whole village.”

While some are saying she makes a good point, others are outraged by this letter (that has now gone viral).

In my humble opinion, this lady needs to back off!

I shudder at the thought of her pecking order. ‘Hmmm, you look a bit chubby, I’ll drop a note in your bag just in case,’ or, ‘OMG, this kid is huge and definitely gets a letter,’ or ‘It’s hard to tell if she has a real problem – I better just slip this in as a ‘friendly’ warning.’

Blerg! The judgements coming from her – toward children – are almost too much for me to bear. Never mind if one of my kids got this letter. How would I explain that to my innocent child?

I get it — childhood obesity is a big problem. I feel terrible for kids who struggle with weight at an early age. But isn’t Halloween the one time we’re all given a ‘free pass’ to gorge on sugar?

What do you think? Is she setting a good example?

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