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JAN

Fat People Can’t Fly

I’m not the biggest fan of airplanes. For starters, I’m afraid of heights. I scream at the slightest hint of turbulence. I also find the cheap chairs to be cramped and uncomfortable. Above all else, I don’t enjoy sitting next to complete strangers who, with my luck, are frequently gassy.

If someone told me I could never board a plane again, I’d happily oblige. Goodbye and good riddance! I’m perfectly content with trains… or boats… or pimped-out golf carts with fire decals.

But I suppose that’s not the case for everybody.

Ten stewardesses at Air India are fighting for their right to soar the skies after being unexpectedly terminated from their positions. According to BBC News, the airlines stated that the women failed to meet company weight restrictions calculated by height and age. In layman’s terms, the women were deemed too fat to fly.

The stewardesses fought back, but unfortunately, they failed to get the policy declared unconstitutional by the Indian High Court. Talk about a heavy defeat!

Frankly, I’m appalled by the airline’s decision. Where do they get off saying someone is not of the right body type for a job that requires little to no physical exertion? I mean, it’s not like they’re building houses or running marathons. They only have one job: distribute overpriced peanuts.

Well, I suppose they have two jobs. They also have to slide those fancy blue curtains a few times to remind us common peasants that we’re not first class royalty.

But I digress. The fat shaming is an outrage. If we’re going to ban overweight people from having jobs that require movement, we should at least be consistent. Stop hiring pudgy mall cops!

But I don’t really support that either. We shouldn’t discriminate against anybody. I fail to see Air India’s logic. If a plane crashes, people are going to die regardless of whether they’re fat or not.

Hell, it might even be beneficial to have an obese person on board. In case of emergency, a one thousand pound carcass could be used as a flotation device.

Maybe the airline’s decision had nothing to do with efficiency? Maybe they just want their stewardesses to be hip and sexy? Well, if that’s the case, I object even more.

People of all shapes and sizes can be beautiful. We don’t need cliché super models running our flights. Most super models aren’t even well-versed in plane safety. The airline industry and the fashion industry couldn’t be more different. One involves a runway, and the other involves… shit.

I don’t know what else to say. I feel so bad for these women. Apparently, not all cows are sacred in India.

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142 Comments
Lani
Jan 08 3:16 pm

lol! fair enough, we wouldn't want to break his lil' ol' heart.


Waldi
Jan 08 3:13 pm

How rude. xDD LOL.
Yea, If you were, I so wouldn't trust me.

._.


Waldi
Jan 08 2:15 pm

Don't doubt me, because I have..

._.

Lol, kidding. (;


Lani
Jan 08 1:53 pm

lol cool, I'll tell him.


Stephine
Jan 08 11:03 am

Thank you, thank you :] I know it wasn't great, but I tried making something interesting :]

I agree. Insult comic sites they are!


Sarah
Jan 08 7:53 am

Bahha, thank you 🙂

I took it with really low exposure so that the sky would look grey-ish.

I love your layout, the baby is adorable 😀


Nnie
Jan 08 4:33 am

She has an album, :p
And her album isn't really success.
She has a movie too, but the movie is so…gross, let's rate it as R.


Nnie
Jan 08 4:18 am

At least Britney's song is in Billboard for few weeks right now…I never saw Paris Hilton's Stars are Blind in billboard :p


Nnie
Jan 08 3:59 am

Britney has talent yessh she has. I'm not a Britney-hater but I'm not a Britney lover too…whoa.

Paris Hilton sucks.


Nnie
Jan 08 3:00 am

Hey 😀 How are you?
Seriously I don't know what to say~ lol


Meaghan!
Jan 08 12:26 am

Well gee thanks ><;
I love hearing how I have 80 year old legs D:

Yeah the person who made my siggy is really talented 😀


Minteh
Jan 07 7:28 pm

Maybe, and maybe not. :0 …the world may never know.

Wow…airlines…


Brandy
Jan 07 6:16 pm

That's effed up. =/


lillie
Jan 07 4:52 pm

o___o. *touchh* 🙂

i know the form doesnt work, don't have enough time in the day to fix it o_O;


Stephine
Jan 07 4:43 pm

Lol, okay. Bella?


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