Some utility vehicle operators have recently banned fat people from using their public transport, saying that they generally cover space meant for two or three people yet pay the cost for one seat.
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Most Helpful Guy
That seems problematic in many ways but perhaps the most obvious problem is the question: who has the authority to define the term "slim" in this situation and how do they define it? Is 170 lbs slim for an adult man? What a about 190? What about 210? Some soccer players are 230 pounds but they're obviously still slim. So weight doesn't seem to be a great way to define it. Different approach: Is the company gonna say "calculate your BMI before mounting the bus"? Now, that seems rather unpractical too. Are they gonna throw chubby people off the bus? But then... what's chubby? Are they gonna kick somebody like Alec Baldwin or Russel Crowe off the bus? Cuz in my opinion, they're chubby (certainly not slim). But then, maybe the standards are different? It seems almost impossible to implement.2
Most Helpful Girl
Being overweight is often not a simple choice. Biology, psychology, and medical issues make it much more complicated. Should a person suffering from thyroid cancer (who lose the ability to regulate their metabolism) be punished more? Or what about the person suffering from soul crushing grief who uses food as a crutch to get through the day?4