Keith Ablow, who’s widely known among rational people as a moronic pseudo-scientist, believes that Michelle Obama is too fat to be credible on nutrition, according to Media Matters for America. The First Lady has been fighting childhood obesity during her time in the White House, which has drawn the ire of conservatives who think that healthier school lunches amounts to government telling us what we can and cannot eat.
While talking on Fox News, Outnumbered panelist Harris Faulkner discussed the problem of districts dumping their school lunch programs altogether because children don’t like the healthier foods, and are dumping the food in the trash instead of eating it, or just not buying them at all.
Kennedy then said that she’s an advocate of healthy eating, but said that if her kids aren’t going to eat healthy food (like blueberries, for instance), then she’s not going to pack it for them. Others agreed.
But when the conversation turned to Michelle Obama and how this is her doing, Ablow said, in no uncertain terms:
“And how well could she be eating? She needs to drop a few. [overlapping conversation] That’s all kale and carrots? I’m not buying it.”
His co-hosts expressed some outrage that he would say something like that, but he just thinks he’s being honest. Honest, perhaps, but through the lens of a chauvinistic male who thinks women exist solely to please the male eye.
The fact of the matter is, both the president and the first lady do make time to exercise. E! Online has an article from January of this year discussing her hectic life, including the fact that she works out for about an hour and a half each day.
Her diet, according to The Daily Beast, is moderate, and does include a lot of fruits and veggies. She doesn’t count her calories, though; she believes that dieting is about looking and feeling what’s best for each of us, not trying to fit a mold, which is a much healthier way of looking at image and weight than what Ablow obviously believes.
When it comes to the school lunch program, what she seems to understand is that children need a healthy option during the day that they may not get at home for various reasons. It’s not about forcing her ideal diet on our nation’s children. And it’s certainly not about Ablow’s ideal of beauty.
Thankfully, Fox News’ senior meteorologist, Janice Dean, came through with the perfect reply in a tweet: