Last week, I stumbled across an interesting statistic: 70% of overweight people classify themselves as "normal weight".
It's re-inforcing my view/opinion that fat people don't know they're fat. It's cruel NOT to tell them! If nobody tells them, they'll never know, and they won't do anything about it. By telling fat people that they're fat, you are helping to save them from the many ailments, such as heart disease and diabetes.
As a society, we have become far too accepting of fat and obese people. Just look at TV: When a segment is run about rising obesity rates, and they have a shot of fat people, they never show their faces, sparing them the embarrassment of being labelled 'fat'.
Morbidly obese people in public is simply visual terrorism. Especially when they wear tight clothing. We have laws against indecent exposure, because naked old men and saggy women running around is disgusting. How is morbidly obese people any different?
These people place an extra burden upon our health care system, and need to be humiliated into losing weight -- or they never will.