I don’t know why people have to hate on others. Maybe in Alton’s case it is to make himself feel better, I don’t know. He was quoted a couple years ago in this interview saying
“I’ve struggled with weight all my life, and probably always will. But I was on my most recent book tour I was shocked by the number of overweight families,” he says. “People would come up to me and say, ‘Oh, we love the Food Network.’ Well, no (expletive); did you eat the TV? There’s only four of you and you can’t ride in an elevator together. I’ll probably make fat people angry, but we need, as a culture, to be ashamed. It’s not “… healthy.”
How can you make fun of and hate on the same people that are buying your books and watching your shows and making you rich? I listened recently to his podcast on what he does for diet and health and he did not seem to be this way. Maybe he was caught off guard and was quoted while being tongue in cheek. I don’t know, but it is disappointing to say the least, especially since he also claims to be a Christian. However, I know there are things I have said in joke that I would never say to people and don’t really mean. So I’m not really sure how I feel about this. He is right we do need to become more healthy as a culture. Maybe not ashamed of who we are but definitely more healthy.