Fans of horror stories and video games are bound to know American writer, H. P. Lovecraft, as his name is pretty much on everything these days: Lovecraftian-this, Lovecraftian-that. A central theme in his works is that learning the truth about the world can drive you mad. But it’s not just knowledge about eldritch beings and uncaring cosmic gods that can shock you! Some jaw-dropping truths are closer to home, much more mundane, and far, far funnier.

That’s where the ‘Technically the Truth’ subreddit comes in. A community of nearly 1.26 million, they dedicate their time to sharing some hilarious examples of things that are technically true but completely unexpected. Check out some of their best posts below, upvote the ones that made you laugh, and be sure to check out their subreddit if you like their content!

#1

He’s Got A Good Point

He’s Got A Good Point

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Patti Brock
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3 months ago

This should be higher

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#2

I Am Iron Man

I Am Iron Man

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Sasy
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3 months ago

Ooooooooo

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#3

Its Bigger I Swear!

Its Bigger I Swear!

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Sasy
Community Member
3 months ago

Laughed out loud

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We’ve got a theory that the reason why ‘Technically the Truth’ is so successful is because of the type of humor they use in their posts. Specifically, dad jokes! And who doesn’t love a good dad joke?

Scientifically speaking, dad jokes are bound to have lots of fans because they rarely (if ever) offend anyone by their very nature, comedian Paul Seven told the National Post.

They’re also ‘clean’ and require almost no extra context to get, as The New York Times points out. And the more accessible the jokes, the more fans you’re bound to get. However, comedian Seven also points out that stating the truth can and will offend some folks.

#4

This Is Correct

This Is Correct

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

Technically, this is not far from the truth.

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#5

Thats The Best Last Name

Thats The Best Last Name

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Hans
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3 months ago

What a stupid OP actually.

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#6

Coming Out

Coming Out

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Hans
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3 months ago

har har, flawless

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So ‘Technically the Truth’ is somewhere between (technically) the truth and dad jokes, having a ton of fun in the comfortable digital nook it’s carved out for itself.

Rule-wise, the subreddit puts a lot of emphasis on quality. So reposts are out (unless they’re older than 3 months) and you can actually get a temporary ban if you share certain controversial posts again.

The community also incentivizes its members (or ‘truthers’ as they’re known on the sub) to actually make good content and avoid ‘low effort’ and ‘lazy’ statements and titles. And it looks like it’s working because the quality’s great (and the member count proves it).

#7

Outstanding Move

Outstanding Move

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Adam C
Community Member
3 months ago

Avoid paying tax

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#8

Smart Teacher

Smart Teacher

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chrissy
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3 months ago

ha!

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#9

Hide Your Christians!

Hide Your Christians!

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Pungent Sauce
Community Member
3 months ago

But then what do I feed my lion?

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#10

Interesting Title

Interesting Title

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
3 months ago

Bahahahaha mad respect for the guy in the comments

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#11

Amazing Comment

Amazing Comment

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JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

Like Veteran’s Day. It was started on 11/11/11, at 11:11

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#12

That's An Argument He Can Win

That's An Argument He Can Win

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Eric Law
Community Member
3 months ago

I saw a bumper sticker once that said "What if your mother had had an abortion?" I"m pretty sure if my mother had had an abortion I would not care.

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#13

Do You Agree? Was He The Main Character All Along?

Do You Agree? Was He The Main Character All Along?

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
3 months ago

I always hoped Neville would really be the chosen one cause Harry was often insufferable.

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#14

He Expertly Defied Logic

He Expertly Defied Logic

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

Haha

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#15

A Penis Is Like Life...

A Penis Is Like Life...

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

Pfft, bahaha. I am so immature.

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#16

Fair Enough

Fair Enough

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El Dee
Community Member
3 months ago

A garage, rich parents and a loan/gift from said parents who supported them through the lean times..

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#17

Correct

Correct

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Didi Wong
Community Member
3 months ago

Went from :-O to :-|

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#18

This

This

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

WTF original post? If you need drugs to enjoy it you are doing someone terribly wrong.

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#19

Thought This Might Belong Here. I Would Totally Eat 6 Donuts And Be No Worse Off Than Drinking 1 Coke

Thought This Might Belong Here. I Would Totally Eat 6 Donuts And Be No Worse Off Than Drinking 1 Coke

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Bill
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I read that smoking and drinking are bad for your health. So I decided to stop reading. (Not really)

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#20

Technically The Much-More-Impressive-Sounding Truth

Technically The Much-More-Impressive-Sounding Truth

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Rissie
Community Member
3 months ago

Very accomplished.

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#21

Not His President

Not His President

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
3 months ago

Wasn't mine either, but he sure made life unpleasant for many people in America and indirectly in the rest of the world.

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#22

I Am Glad They Cleared This Up

I Am Glad They Cleared This Up

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Karin Jansen
Community Member
3 months ago

Hehe, reminds me of the documentary 'the last dance' where he's discribed as 'a former Chicago resident' XD https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.boston.com/sports/media/2020/05/01/obama-former-chicago-resident-last-dance/amp

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#23

Well Yes Buy Actullay Yes

Well Yes Buy Actullay Yes

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로희
Community Member
3 months ago

Enter the White House and bitch slap Donald Trump.

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#24

Just Because It’s True, Doesn’t Mean I Like It

Just Because It’s True, Doesn’t Mean I Like It

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Marlowe Fitzpatrik
Community Member
3 months ago

That's not even a question! Ariel chose land and legs, she didn't even want the sea anymore.

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#25

The Truth Behind The Pyramids

The Truth Behind The Pyramids

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
3 months ago

Exactly. Doesn't mean that somehow these civilisations communicated with each other, it proves that humans have been able to figure out the optimum way(s) to construct.

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#26

Why Is This Correct?

Why Is This Correct?

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MadDawg
Community Member
3 months ago

good on the dad jokes from day one ;)

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#27

Kicked Out Even After A Perfect Answer

Kicked Out Even After A Perfect Answer

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brukernavn340
Community Member
3 months ago

How often do you think about him?

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#28

I Mean, It Is

I Mean, It Is

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
3 months ago

That dude needs to be shut away, seriously.

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#29

Ask And You Shall Receive

Ask And You Shall Receive

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

Richard is becoming hard to get along with, though.

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#30

Can Confirm

Can Confirm

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 months ago

this one made me laugh

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#31

Checkmate

Checkmate

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rspanther
Community Member
3 months ago

Seems legit.

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#32

I Don't Need No Dummy

I Don't Need No Dummy

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
3 months ago

My empathies lie with the poor crash-test dummies... especially when a whole family of them in a minivan is deliberately crashed into a wall.

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#33

Can’t Trust Anyone

Can’t Trust Anyone

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David K
Community Member
3 months ago

I am more concerned by the fact that a company called Apple never did anything around fruit...despite what Forrest Gump thinks :-)

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#34

Tasty Humans...

Tasty Humans...

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
3 months ago

Ah, the beauty of symbiotic natural relationships... Bless Mother Nature.

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#35

Cmon Google Assistant

Cmon Google Assistant

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David K
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh Google, you little...

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#36

We're Just Too Busy!!!

We're Just Too Busy!!!

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Bill
Community Member
3 months ago

"Diamonds aren't rare or intrinsically valuable" CEO of DeBeers cartel

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#37

Probably Yes

Probably Yes

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
3 months ago

What? Mine was $50.00

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#38

It’s True

It’s True

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Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
3 months ago

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA

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#39

Apparently The New Lifesaver Brand Watch.

Apparently The New Lifesaver Brand Watch.

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Charlotte A.
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh dear, poor guy drowned... o.O

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#40

Oh Phoebe

Oh Phoebe

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JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

Yikes, that’s dark

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#41

They're Dead

They're Dead

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
3 months ago

The reality is however planes regularly fly with dead people, and indeed it's not an emergency. Some companies have a dedicated broom cupboard/locker, most move them+family to first class, some to staff quarters, all struggle. There's interesting articles occasionally. I think the statistic is that at EVERY single (non-corona) moment there's over 100K people in the sky; even if healthy enough to travel, some of them die every day.

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#42

The Traveler Aka The Pizza Man

The Traveler Aka The Pizza Man

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
3 months ago

well he's not wrong!

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#43

Former Record Holder

Former Record Holder

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Ian Milne
Community Member
3 months ago

Love Alex Horne. My favourite was this: https://youtu.be/_52zdiltkRM

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#44

An Interesting New Scientific Discovery

An Interesting New Scientific Discovery

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
3 months ago

If your parents didn't have any children, chances are, you were delivered by a stork

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#45

Can’t Argue With That

Can’t Argue With That

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SushiPanda
Community Member
3 months ago

I mean, Alan is correct.

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#46

Chickens Can’t Afford Umbrellas

Chickens Can’t Afford Umbrellas

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
3 months ago

they really didn't even try on that one

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#47

You Can't Deny It....

You Can't Deny It....

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Wendillon
Community Member
3 months ago

Except there it's the professor giving you your rat so he can bang your single mom while you're gone.

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#48

In A Way?

In A Way?

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
3 months ago

I do not think it is a terrible thing to encourage a friend to be healthy... but a friend's role is to be supportive, not badgering.

Wendillon
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, but this post isn't saying you should tell them to lose weight. It's saying you shouldn't tell them not to lose weight. If they don't want to lose weight, that's fine, it's their body but if they do want to lose weight telling them not to is discouraging.

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
3 months ago

Given that you have no idea WHY a person is overweight and there are many reasons besides just "eating too much" you should mind your own damned business.

Scyth
Community Member
3 months ago

I never bother an overweight stranger about his or her obesity, but doesn't mean I would support unscientific claims about fat and healthiness.

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Susie
Community Member
3 months ago

Overweight people know they're overweight. You can encourage people if they express a desire, but you can't make a person lose weight. Just stop.

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
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3 months ago

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Well. To a certain extend. You should really encourage them to be more active, physically, without expressively mentioning they're too fat. But if they're really really REALLY dangerously overweight, there might be something more needed than just gentle acceptance.

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BusLady
Community Member
3 months ago

Missing the boat on this one. Telling an overweight person they are beautiful is to affirm that they have a right to love themselves and have good self esteem like everyone else.

bv7hearts
Community Member
3 months ago

This.

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Stille20
Community Member
3 months ago

Telling someone they are beautiful and worthy of love isn't telling them not to lose weight

Julie C Rose
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

THANK YOU!!!! I go to one of the top dietitians in Auckland and at no point has his advice included self-abasement, so I’m going to need everyone to stop pretending that talking s**t about fat people, either by others or by themselves, is part of health.

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Cynthia Bonville
Community Member
3 months ago

Because fat shaming really helps people loose weight. We also shame depressed people for their depression, works out well.

Tina Hugh
Community Member
3 months ago

I think respecting another person’s bodily autonomy is good. Judging to make yourself feel superior is not.

Paper A
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

The debate is not "fat people should be called beautiful," but rather, "fat people deserve respect and to be treated with dignity." the movement is encouraging you to think about how you react to fat people. Do you treat them as though they are repulsive, deserve less credit for being intelligent adults, do you feel the need to parent them? Do you feel like they can't date, love, and be loved in the same way? Do you yourself, being fat, mimic these sentiments in your head? Well, let's treat fat people with the dignity that everyone deserves.

CatWoman312
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Or maybe just maybe we could stay in our own lane and worry about ourselves. Your fat friend doesn’t pay your bills and your drunk uncle doesn’t define your happiness

Debbie
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

It does if the drunk uncle kills your kid when he gets in his car drunk.

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Anonymous Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

Only if it's unhealthy. They will still be beautiful though either way. But if it's natural, who cares? Just don't be mean no matter what.

Brett Layton
Community Member
3 months ago

Im not against body positivity BUT it can be dangerous. You may feel great being 70 or more lbs overweight but that extra weight is going to cause you some very real health problems down the road and all of the likes in the world on your IG post will not prevent diabetes, heart attacks, and a myriad of other issues that come from being very overweight. And to clarify Im talking real overweight not just carrying around an extra 20lbs.

Jagerzamo
Community Member
3 months ago

I support the body positivity from the side that fat people should be treated with the same respect as skinny/fit people. But those who tell BS like this are the ones that make the movement disgusting and distort the real message.

Hayley Futter
Community Member
3 months ago

So many people here can't read properly. The posts says telling them NOT to lose weight because they're beautiful. But comments are saying like the posts says NOT telling them to lose weight. VERY DIFFERENT. One is encouraging the person to stay unhealthy, the other is simply not commenting on it at all.

DuG Lipp
Community Member
3 months ago

You can be beautiful AND need to lose weight. I certainly fit that description.

googlygoogly
Community Member
3 months ago

Do you want all your friends concern trolling you over your weight, though? If you ask how you look in a dress, do you want them to say “Beautiful!” or “Fat!”?

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Radek Suski
Community Member
3 months ago

Please keep shaming me. I'm fat as f... and I need to lose weight. I really have to

Julie C Rose
Community Member
3 months ago

OK, I’ll shame you, as someone on medically ordered weight loss: stop acting like weight loss and self respect are mutually exclusive. Stop expecting other fat people to have that mindset too. Stop being so desperate to get your motivation from other laypeople that you’re willing to throw all the rest of us under the bus. Instead, look for help and advice. If you can afford even one session with a registered dietitian, that will help, and you’ll also see that professionals don’t expect us to ritually self-flagellate about the fact that we put on weight. If not, look for good sources online. Start with a level that’s manageable for you. You shouldn’t still be hungry after meals and you shouldn’t be too tired for the rest of the things in your life. But for the love of all that is holy, either do something or live with not doing something, but stop with this self deprecation bullshit that has become trendy for some unfathomable reason. Was that shaming enough?

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

"Body positivity" in its boundaries...

Quazmodic
Community Member
3 months ago

So scrap Political Correctness then. PLEASE!!!

Katinka Min
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah, sure because a severly overweight person never ever thought that they need to los weight, ever. So they need someone else to tell them that. So helpful.

Michael J.
Community Member
3 months ago

social media makes being bony or fat attractive...it's unhealthy either way!

BG
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't believe that most of you people have ever heard of "feedee's".

Melissa Powell
Community Member
3 months ago

Please don't tell an overweight person to lose weight. They already know that.

MrTornado778
Community Member
3 months ago

Is it ok to tell someone underweight, maybe anorexic, to put on weight?

D. Pitbull
Community Member
3 months ago

Context.... context.... CONTEXT - the 'overweight' status can be had by many but doesn't necessarily mean sh** health. Bodybuilders are "TECHNICALLY" overweight too. I knew this amazing iron-woman triathlete in university who could probably a**e-kick most of us who were like 10 years younger... she didn't have a six pack or razor-defined muscles (ie: to LOOK at her you'd never know) and she told us that by straight pound/kilo weighing she was "overweight". Maybe the sign should read more "morbidly obese" - because that comes with ... some other medical info associated with it.

Masen Silas
Community Member
3 months ago

Eh, we also have to redefine "overweight/ lazy is unhealthy". My friends "overweight" but exercises twice a day and has a nutritionist and sticks to a strict diet. Im of "average weight" and probably gonna die soon because im crap about dietingnor exercise, lol 🤷‍♂️

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
3 months ago

Here's the thing... yes, encouraging SOMEONE YOU KNOW AND LOVE in a kind compassionate way to lose weight is fine. However, for a stranger to treat you like garbage because you are overweight is THE REAL F*****G ISSUE.

Seabeast
Community Member
3 months ago

As if anybody ever said "Huh! You know, until you mentioned it, I had no idea that I weighed 300 lbs! Thanks for pointing it out, I'll get right on that and lose 180 of it by next Tuesday."

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
3 months ago

No it ain't.

Kathryn Kent
Community Member
3 months ago

How about everybody keep their comments to themselves when it comes to a fat person or alcoholic?

Debbie
Community Member
3 months ago

My cousin was killed by a drunk driver. I wished someone had stepped in. Right, being severely overweight is mostly only a direct danger to yourself, but being drunk very often has a big chance of having a very negative effect on people you love and strangers.

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Blue of the yams (They/He)
Community Member
3 months ago

If you eat healthy, exercise, and you are still over weight there is no problem. If you're unhealthy, there's the issue.

Ben Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

No....no. That’s not how it works.

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AnInrovert
Community Member
3 months ago

You don’t tell your friend not to lose weight. You tell them the hard truth. That’s what being a friend is about. Sorry if you found that offensive but...... 😐

Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
3 months ago

If they ask for your opinion. Unasked for help is rarely accepted. Also, people know if they are or not.

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
3 months ago

and it's like telling a moron to keep being stupid because you like correcting them

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
3 months ago

Dangerously overweight is actually dangerous for everyone ;)

Scyth
Community Member
3 months ago

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"Body positivity: keeping the body unhealthy and reducing the lifespan of a person". Yep, sounds pretty positive to me.

Malakai
Community Member
3 months ago

Except that's literally not what body positivity is about. I've only got one body; I'm not going to spend my life hating it because that's what other people tell me I should be feeling based on my looks. THAT'S what it's about. Idiots like you love to jump on the hate train and claim it's promoting an unhealthy lifestyle, and clearly you've never been bullied for being overweight. Shame, guilt, judgment, and low self-esteem can make changing harder and also don't work--not that it's your business to begin with why a person looks the way they do.

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Luqman Bastari
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3 months ago

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Well my complaint for my overtly obese friend is "I don't want to be forced to use a f***ing tractor to bury you my friend" or "Have you prepare your coffin? because If you don't loose some weight we must custom made it"

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#49

I Just Threw Up In The Toilet

I Just Threw Up In The Toilet

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David K
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3 months ago

And now Flush Away! OIP-5fae5d...da59b9.jpg OIP-5fae5ddda59b9.jpg

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#50

Exactly Bro

Exactly Bro

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

He is yet the elected guy in a democracy. Showing support is just perfect, if actions follow.

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