Let’s talk about fat, shall we? In fact, let’s just throw caution to the wind and talk about the potential damage parents can do to their children in the name of curtailing the national trend toward childhood obesity.
Or we could just talk about what a crazy bitch Dara-Lynn Weiss, who recently wrote a piece for Vogue focused on the alleged need for her 7-year-old daughter’s need to lose weight, is.
Incidentally, her daughter Bea was 4’4” and weighed 93 pounds. She is now sixteen pounds lighter.
And, in case I haven’t already mentioned it, seven.
According to Weiss, Bea’s diet was recommended by her pediatrician, who felt that “she was clinically obese and could be at risk for high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes.”
Just for shits and giggles, I put Bea’s stats into the BMI calculator at the National Heart Lung Institute. It came out as normal. While, to be completely fair, the CDC has a pediatric BMI calculator that does classify Bea as “overweight” considering her age, I think there’s more than meets the eye here.
To wit, here’s what Weiss had to say about Bea’s dietary habits … and her own actions undertaken as…