I loved it when Tyra Banks said it to take on the people who wanted to lessen her accomplishments by criticizing how she looked in a bathing suit. Yes, Miss Tyra said it and now it’s time to say it again.
When Laura Ingraham couldn’t think of anything better to engage Meghan McCain with when attacking her political views other than her weight and Ingraham’s view that McCain is a plus-size girl, I was happy to see @McCainBlogette invoke Tyra by telling Ingraham to “Kiss my fat ass!”
Politics isn’t about weight. If it was, would Rush Limbaugh or Newt Gingrich be as successful as they are? This stooping to the weight thing (which is just the updated version of the bully yelling on the playground that you’re ugly and your mother dresses you funny) gets tossed around so much for women (even by women) and it’s time to stop.
So, I’m calling for a “Kiss My Fat Ass” campaign.
When someone of the opposite party (either one — progressive or conservative) engages in the kind of juvenile smack-down that Ingraham tried, I’m calling on people of good political conviction (no flaming, PLEASE) to invoke the #KMFA mantra.
At a certain point, that’s all that’s left to be said when others use the under-inspired equivalent response of “Oh, yeah?” when they can’t attack you any other way.
Good, clean political debate? Yeah! Vigorous discussions about differing viewpoints? Bring it. But when you get into how we look or dress or part our hair, it’s time to just invoke the simple phrase “Kiss My Fat Ass.”
Not only is it the one appropriate response, but it will make us feel better, too! And if Meghan McCain is a plus-size girl, then I’m only one step away from the Lane Bryant store myself.