A Halloween obese letter is what one woman is planning to put in trick-or-treaters bags this year when she comes across a child that she deems “moderately obese.” This woman believes her Halloween obese letter is a way of helping, she says she “wants to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight,” according to USA Today on Oct. 30.
She would be setting herself up for some nasty tricks now that she's advertising this in advance and this would probably be the case, but she's keeping her identity under wraps. Apparently she doesn't want to be a target. Most of all this Halloween obese letter will do nothing more than hurt the kids, this is far from helping them.
How did this woman come to the conclusion that she has a right to appoint herself the community-eye and the authority at pin-pointing the fat kids in the neighborhood? Yes, “fat kids” because if a child gets one of the letters this is the message he or she will walk away with, "this woman thinks I am fat!"
“Fox and Friends” live on Thursday morning showed responses from across the nation to this Halloween obese letter. Tweets condemning her actions are overwhelming in number. Many are addressing the audacity of this woman to appoint herself judge.
You don’t need to have a PhD in psychology to know how harmful this could be to a child. The word “bullying” has been mentioned more than a few times in comments that this woman’s Halloween obese letter has enticed.
This is so wrong in a multiple of ways. First of all, the kids that she’s about to target with this letter have pediatricians that have more than likely addressed this issue with the parents. This woman has no idea why any one particular child is overweight.
A child fighting a medical problem could have gained weight due to medicine. This is something this woman will have no way of knowing, so to be so ignorant to assume that every child she deems obese got that way from over eating shows that she is lacking the type of empathy that you’d expect any good parent to possess.
Granted, there is a problem with obese children in this nation. It is also more than likely that every chubby child to grace this woman’s doorstep has probably gotten that way from overeating and lack of exercise. It still doesn’t give this woman a right to embarrass this child by putting a letter in their bag.
The one chubby kid out with a group of friends would be mortified if this letter is put into their bag while their friends receive candy. This woman is targeting the overweight kids and this is just wrong.
While the woman who penned this Halloween obese letter is brazen enough to assign herself this task, she’s not so invested enough in her controversial “good deed” to give her name when interviewed.
How ironic that she's not afraid to target overweight kids but she won't put herself out there by revealing her name. Is she afraid she’ll be targeted? She probably wouldn’t like that at all, but she has no problem in targeting overweight kids.
If this woman really thought that her letter was a good deed, she would have no problem identifying herself. It sounds as if she may have some reservations about this ludicrous policing of obese children. Her first name is Cheryl, a radio station in North Dakota was able to get this much out of the woman when she called into a radio station to talk about her Halloween obese letter.
The letter states:
“Happy Halloween and Happy Holidays Neighbor!
You are probably wondering why your child has this note; have you ever heard the saying, ‘It takes a villages to raise a child’? I am disappointed in ‘the village’ of Fargo Moorhead, West Fargo.
You [sic] child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season.
My hope is that you will step up as a parent and ration candy this Halloween and not allow your child to continue these unhealthy eating habits