Disney closes anti-obesity exhibit because of negative perception

Posted Friday, March 2, 2012 10:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Shortly after its unofficial opening last month, the interactive Habit Heroes exhibit was blasted by critics for stigmatizing fat kids. Now, Disney has closed the Innoventions exhibit for "retooling." One organization says it falls under "the shadow of negativity and discrimination."

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

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Monday, March 5, 2012 8:10 PM

If everyone would just get fat and smoke crack

I think you get skinny when you smoke crack...but the point is taken.

Gonch makes good points about personal freedom and responsibility.

I thought his main point was we were fixing "the wrong problem." At least that was the point I took to heart.

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Monday, March 5, 2012 8:13 PM
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Aamilj said:

I think you get skinny when you smoke crack...but the point is taken.

I know some chubby crack addicts.


Billy
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Monday, March 5, 2012 8:17 PM
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Crack is Whack!


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Monday, March 5, 2012 9:03 PM
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I should seriously start dieting. This thread has informed me that my 5-foot 9, 150 pound ass is really pushing the scales...

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Monday, March 5, 2012 9:46 PM

You know what's really good for losing weight? Bran. ;)


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Monday, March 5, 2012 10:00 PM
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Hey, you're right. Wonder if there's a way I could acquire some...online.

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Monday, March 5, 2012 10:08 PM

Tekwardo said:
LOL, ok. For the record, I don't belong, nor am I affiliated with any coaster club, but whatever.

I always find it amusing how many people take pride in this. There must be a reason.

As far as the fashion dude, you look like an insurance salesman.

Last edited by Philip E. Peavy III, Monday, March 5, 2012 10:24 PM
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Monday, March 5, 2012 11:01 PM
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^^I'm a proud ACE member. And usually proud to hang out here, too.


Billy
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Monday, March 5, 2012 11:02 PM
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Philip E. Peavy III said:
The sooner the parks shut the door on these "clubs", the better. Which I guarantee will happen.

Would you prefer that happens after your membership expires in July?


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Monday, March 5, 2012 11:33 PM
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Philip E. Peavy III said:
I don't think any of you enthusiasses ought to be commenting on obesity and lifestyle given the fact that none of you care about your health or anyone elses for that matter. Just an observation from some of the coaster events I unfortunately attended. What a joke!

"...you enthusiasses..."
and yet Philip one L Peavy the third takes the time to set up a Coasterbuzz account, read threads, and respond....

"...none of you..."
and yet here Phillip one L Peavy the third is, right here with us....

"...some of the coaster events [note: plural] I unfortunately attended."
and yet Philllip one L Peavy the third, having been disappointed with his first coaster event, kept going.

"What a joke!"
Perhaps. But I'd say the joke isn't on who Phillllip one L Peavy the third thinks it's on.


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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 12:44 AM
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I write, play, sing, and then record my own music. That has nothing to do with coasters. I also love Halloween haunts, writing stories, watching movies, taking photos, and all kinds of other stuff.

I'm big, but not quite fat. I have really big muscles. I wouldn't consider myself unhealthy.

I am only Facebook friends with a half dozen or so people from CoasterBuzz. It's not a clique; it being friends. The first step in making friends is to not make potential friends dislike you.

I've been to exactly two coaster enthusiast events. They were fun, but I prefer going with friends of family. Sometimes I end up going alone, but not lately.

My point here is, you have no idea what you are talking about. I bet you skipped most of this because it was about me and not you. lol


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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 1:55 AM
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Brian Noble said:

just get fat and smoke crack

It takes some dedication to do both.

Challenge accepted.


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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 9:00 AM
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Am I the only one enjoying the irony that he's actually a paid member of CoasterBuzz Club?


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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 9:02 AM
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No. No, you're not. That's pretty awesome, actually.


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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 9:14 AM

Well, how else could he show up to an coaster enthusiast event to find out that it wasn't just the people at the model train enthusiast events that didn't like him.


John
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 9:16 AM
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OMG. Model train people can be really bad, too. I had one guy at the train store a couple of months ago who wouldn't stop complimenting Jen's feet. He was like "do you paint her toenails? she's got really pretty feet, I'd paint those toenails any day."

It was beyond creepy.


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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 9:29 AM

I'm guessing that fellow had more fetishes than just trains...


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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 9:34 AM
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Didn't realize Rex Ryan was into model trains... ;)

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 10:48 AM
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Philip E. Peavy III said:

Tekwardo said:
LOL, ok. For the record, I don't belong, nor am I affiliated with any coaster club, but whatever.


I always find it amusing how many people take pride in this. There must be a reason.

How did my saying I wasn't a member equate to taking pride? I simply don't see the benefit of paying for something like a club membership.

As far as the fashion dude, you look like an insurance salesman.

And yet I still look better than your 5 o'clock shadow, greezy looking hair, and frumpy hat/shirt combo.


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