So the sub /r/fatpeoplehate was banned from Reddit, at the time its 13th largest with over 150K subscribers.
I didn’t particularly spend that much time there as it was too cruel for me. But it did nothing it was accused of doing — I saw dozens of people banned from the sub by the sub’s mods who even mentioned harassment or brigading.
No, it was banned because of hurt feelings and because Reddit’s main market — the US — has a very, um, large percentage of enormously obese people. Offending them with a sub that frequently makes it to the front page is not good for the ol’ advertising dollars.
By the way, sub-reddits where you can watch people die, can look at “cute” naked female corpses and can watch animals being tortured are still up and running just fine.
You can find them yourself if you wanna look at them. I do not.
If Reddit actually cared about what it claimed to care about those would be long gone.
The whole fat acceptance movement now has enough power to cause corporate censorship. That is impressive. That so many people are so unwilling to accept that you just can’t be healthy at 300+ pounds should have disturbed us more than FPH ever did.
(Overeating to the point of morbid obesity is also an eating disorder just as much as anorexia or bulimia. And you can be crucified for saying that today, but here’s how much I care: )
But they won. Doesn’t make them right, just whiny babies and typical Americans.
For me and many others who used to be fatasses, places /r/fatpeoplehate are motivational.
Like I said, I didn’t visit there often and I didn’t approve of its shaming of fat people, but I’m also disgusted with Reddit and Ellen Pao, and of course the couldn’t-be-bigger-morons SJW types who believe this is about anything other than money.
Like Digg and its decline, the site has another few years and it’ll be done.