We all remember that feeling of disappointed after getting a piece of fruit instead of a miniature KitKat on Halloween. Now imagine how you’d feel if you got something even worse. No, not a Sugar Daddy, but a note saying you’re too fat and your parents are terrible people.
That’s basically what one woman is doing in her personal quest to stamp out childhood obesity.
According to Valley News, a woman only identified as Cheryl will be passing out letters instead of candy this Halloween to kids she deems “moderately obese.”
She emailed a copy of the letter to Y-94, a local radio station, and it’s since spread throughout social media. She called the radio station and explained, “I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight… I think it’s just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just ’cause all the other kids are doing it.”
Let me get this straight, she wants to criticize parents and single out overweight kids all while nemaining anonymous? So she’s essentially an Internet troll.
She went on to argue in the radio interview, “It’s a whole village.” Moments before she had surmised, “Their kids are everybody’s kids.”
Unfortunately for her, the “village” disagrees with that sentiment. A Valley News crew showed the letter to some residents and they all pretty much agreed that the woman would be better off just minding her own business.
Fighting childhood obesity is a noble cause, but handing out letters instead of candy on Halloween doesn’t make you a crusader: it makes you a douche bag.