Recently, the Brazilian government added special, double-wide, brightly colored seats for overweight people on all their public transportation and signs designating the seats specifically for fat folks.
Clinical psychologist Dr. Patrick ONeil, whos spent his career working on obesity related issues, calls the chairs degrading and assures that shaming and embarrassing hefty folks wont get them to drop weight.
He explains, Obese people suffer from a condition thats not a secret. They suffer more than enough shame on a day to day basis and it doesnt cause them to fix themselves. Subjecting them to more embarrassment to get them to lose weight is unrealistic.
However, ONeil thinks recognizing that not everyone fits into teeny standard seating is a good thing and the United States should adopt the method in a less offensive way.
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