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Sarah Silverman Doesn’t Joke about “Fat Women”

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Does comedian Sarah Silverman find any jokes offensive? Answer: Yes.

Let’s see:

“I don’t really care for like fat jokes about women, specifically. Because I feel that we live in a society where fat men deserve love, and fat women do not deserve love – at least in white America. And so I feel like that’s an ugly thing, and it doesn’t make me laugh.”

… says Sarah.

Do you guys agree with her?

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blake
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blake

and is THAT joke or did she mean it seriously?

érica
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érica

Messing with people’s self steem it’s never funny!

Nkeon
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Nkeon

Exactly!

Mary
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Mary

Completely agree. What’s up with all the funny and fat (or at least chubby) guys and their thin, gorgeous wifes in sitcoms (King of Queens, Still Standing, According to Jim,…)? Where are chubby women on TV? Kirstie Alley, Rosanne Barr, Rosie O’DonnelL- not the best examples.
Besides, Sarah Silverman is also well known to have quite some problems with her body. I respect and like her a lot.

Mackenzie
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Mackenzie

i agree with you completely. most sitcoms that feature heavier men usually have gorgeous wives but you never see the reverse!! it’s weird that it is now socially unacceptable for a bigger woman to have a very handsome husband!

monkey
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monkey

watch drop dead diva, its awsom! brooke elliot rocks that show

Mirabela
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Mirabela

To Mary and Mackenzie!
Well said! 😉
It’s true what you are saying.

Ella
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Ella

Maybe it’s expected by society that a man grows fat, but a woman should keep her figure. Though I have seen and heard of fat men being mocked. It’s not only the women. My friend is a bit overweight due to issues with her feet and legs (yes, she had that before she gained any weight) and she felt far more accepted in the US than she does here in France.

b
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I HATE THOSE SHOWS! I never get it. No way I’m ever going to be rolling my eyes at some dumb, obese guy’s jokes while making him dinner. KILL ME.

I love Sarah Silverman.

Sidney
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Sidney

I think it’s a fine line. If you feel iffy about it, you’re propably better off not joking about it. I’ve sometimes made jokes that i meant to be lighthearted nonsense, and regretted it the second after, bc it comes off as mean.

Evie
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I’m not aware of that disctinction between fat man and women in America, but I think that someone here would have already pointed it out it if she wasn’t telling the truth about this.
Also, I don’t know Sarah Silverman, but she’s just earned some points with me here.

Mizzy
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Mizzy

actually, i dont think it’s a purely American thing…it is much more socially acceptable for men to be overweight or chubby than for women…that’s pretty much the truth is more Western cultures.

MaryBeth
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MaryBeth

This comment has made me like her. It’s messed up how men are appreciated in all their variety but women are supposed to conform to 1 standard and be a cookie cutter of whatever the ideal is.

Coco
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Coco

Yeah let’s not have a sense of humor about anything.

Tina
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Tina

Yeah, since this is what Sarah Silverman does, no humor.

ann
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Jokes about fat people are so old. “OH LOL FAT CHICK”. It’s just pointing out the obvious. Get some actual wit and come up with new joke. At least Silverman get’s that.

Casey
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Casey

I agree with her. There is definetly a double standard. It’s acceptable to be a fat man, but if you’re a fat woman, you are unattractive. Like someone mentioned, there are a bunch of sitcoms with fat guys and thin/hot wives, but you won’t see a sitcom with the opposite (hot guy, fat woman).

It’s just another one of those things like men can have grey hair or wrinkles and women can’t. But I think when it comes to weight, it’s very personal and hurtful.

sam
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what a great statement! i love that she brought up this point!

artemis
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artemis

yeah…i know…it sux

Padme
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Padme

Good for her! She is hilarious and apparently really cool too.

I do think the double standard is starting to change, but in the bad way. Instead of becoming more accepting of female bodies society is getting more critical of male bodies. Which is horrible, I wouldn’t wish this pressure on my worst enemy. I’d hate to see men start hating their bodies like we do.

saribird
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saribird

there she draws the line ??? jokes about race, religion, illness, homeless people, HIV, disabled people, old people, men + women in general are okay? but not about “fat” women? LOL, don’t get me wrong, i personally find her hilarious, but that just sounds like one more joke to me…

amazon
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amazon

what a silly comment!! she is not outlining her entire personal philosophy, just where she stands on fat woman jokes. the quote may have even been cut, this isn’t a where do you stand on the homeless issue site, you might want to check your search engine…

Cecil
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Cecil

i know this is old but i finally watched sarah silverman’s standup… and i feel this is hypocritical… like she insults black ppl so much… and everyone. If she is going to advocate fat women for fat men are more accepted… i feel like she should lay off the insults to black people because white people are so much more accepted

just her whole routine is racism… at least in “jesus is magic”

sharlane
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sharlane

Love this about her.

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