Going too far??

By DeanaG Latest Reply 2012-07-22 10:09:51 -0500
Started 2012-07-13 17:53:10 -0500

What is everyone's thoughts on this video??


19 replies

Jevelina 2012-07-16 14:39:22 -0500 Report

I am a type 2 diabetic and not over weight. I get so sick if everyone assuming that diabetics are over weight. Not all are and even if they are it still isn't funny. Losing limbs is never funny no matter what the circumstance. yes, I can take a joke.

arsmithsr 2012-07-16 16:13:22 -0500 Report

I agree it has become almost politically correct to say Diabetes is prevetable because Diabetics are fat and lazy! It also pisses me off to no end. And the real pain is an over wieght Diabetic can lose weight and have in many cases a remission but not us smaller people. We are stuck no surgery to help us.

dietcherry 2012-07-16 11:31:26 -0500 Report

I thinks its hilarious! D WILL take your feet if you dont manage it. I see the humor in truth, tragedy, and life in general—-it keeps my sanity intact!!!!!

herigoagain1 2012-07-15 12:37:40 -0500 Report

It's totatlly insulting. It also insunates that everyone with diabetes has a huge belly. Advertising today is bad enough without this kind of humor. I feel there are a lot better ways to educate someone without making fun of them. This is a disease. What next fun of cancer victims?

Nick1962 2012-07-14 17:57:47 -0500 Report

I think it's unfortunate that this issue has come to the point where it can be joked about, but it has. Just the spoof about diabetics alone would have been in poor taste I think, but in the context of the whole bit, i think it made the intended point.

MAYS 2012-07-14 06:27:01 -0500 Report

In today's time, all mediums of communication must be utilized to get the message of diabetes awareness across to people, not only children.

If that means of communication includes creating video games to teach (don't tell them that they're being taught while they play) then so be it.
Times are changing, and educating individuals based on their means and method of communication is now more vital than ever before.

Television, radio and printed materials (books, what are books?) are no longer the primary means of communication, over the past 10-15 years they have been replaced as such by cell phones, tablets, computers and the internet, video games and most importantly, social media!

(I'm starting to feel more, and more like a dinosaur as I write this!)

So why not educate people via the means that they are familiar with?
This world is an ever changing place, we cannot stop progress, it may not always be to our liking, but it's still progress.

Reach them, teach them, or let them be!
Either way, life does, and will go on.


arsmithsr 2012-07-16 16:04:43 -0500 Report

So you are saying that we should teach kids all Diabetics are fat and lazy and the disease is thier own Fault??? Nice one! Not!!! I am also not overwieght.

old biker
old biker 2012-07-14 06:04:25 -0500 Report

Not as bad as the stand up comedian I heard joking about his out of control diabetes..Saying "It's not like I am a dancer and need both legs" There is no excuse for poor taste..I wondered if he would still think it funny if he did lose a leg

Caroltoo 2012-07-14 00:23:32 -0500 Report

I think it promotes some of the erroneous stereotypes like "diabetics are fat". Also kids would see loosing a foot as a funny event, not a serious one. I have a youth in my group home that thinks this way. Says she will eat what she wants even if it means her foot/arm/etc. have to be removed. Our youth think they are invincible and would not recognize the seriousness of the event.

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