MEDICAL MADNESS: TikTok doctor says obesity should be “normalized” because “it’s okay to be fat”
01/19/2024 // Ethan Huff // Views

A physician at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles with a popular TikTok channel says that one of her goals is to "normalize" being fat.

In a recent TikTok post, Dr. Nicole Vangroningen told her followers that "it is okay to be fat," adding that fatness "needs to be normalized," even though obesity and its associated illnesses are the biggest killer in America today.

"Here's my hot take as a doctor," Vangroningen stated. "I totally agree: it is okay to be fat. We don't say that enough, but it needs to be normalized."

In Vangroningen's view, being fat is "typically not a problem that requires immediate solving." Only when an obese person has developed numerous fat-related illnesses that increase the risk of dying should a fat person start to think about solutions.

"It is okay to not be healthy," Vangroningen further rattled, suggesting that people who care about their health are guilty of "healthism," which she denigrated as a mental illness.

"A good doctor will not judge you for being fat," Vangroningen insists. "They will not judge you for being unhealthy."

(Related: The Obesity Industrial Complex is responsible for pushing junk food on children so they grow up to be fat pharmaceutical junkies, which means big bucks for Big Pharma.)

But obesity is the leading factor behind early death

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity is associated with America and the world's leading causes of death, which include diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer.

Taking obesity seriously is in the best interests of someone who is fat and moving towards it, though you would not know it from the rhetoric coming from Vangroningen, who says personal responsibility is of no concern.

"We are also here to help you if you decide to not make any changes at all," Vangroningen reassured her fat followers who choose to continue in the ways of fatness rather than even attempt to make healthier diet and lifestyle choices.

Commentator Matt Walsh is speaking out about this newfound trend of promoting fatness as normal, warning that should it gain traction, the medical profession will be even more of a laughingstock than it has already become.

"We now have doctors speaking out against 'healthism,'" Walsh said. "The medical field is determined to kill whatever shred of credibility it still has left. And it is succeeding."

The so-called "body positivity" movement is perhaps more popular now than it has ever been, with pro-fat voices encouraging the obese to carry on with gorging on junk food and sashaying their cellulite around town like it is something of which to be proud.

"I think it HAS been normalized," one commenter wrote on a story about the pro-fatness movement.

"No, it's not alright to be fat," wrote another, who claims to be obese himself. "I used to be in great shape, but due to back and leg and hip injuries that prevent me from doing what I loved doing and exercising, I am now over 400 pounds."

"Then depression kicked in, and now I feel there is no way out of this. How does this sound ok to anyone?? Thus, I do not wish this on anyone! So again, NO, it is not alright to be fat!"

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