In our thin-obsessed culture, the best that an overweight person can expect from society is pity and an invitation to join The Biggest Loser.
The worst they can expect is abuse, discrimination and an invitation to join The Biggest Loser.
But in a rare moment of sanity and humanity, a portly man joyfully dancing in nothing but his Speedos has put a small dent in the stereotypes about fat people.
The video shows a middle-aged man jiggling his belly at a pool-side step class. And the guy can move. He’s also clearly enjoying himself.
Rather than the typical spite-filled comments – you know, those ones about “beached whales”, “tubs of lard” and “porkers” – commenters accentuated the positive.