On Monday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” at the introduction of the show’s weekly “Rolling with Carolla” segment, comedian and Fox News contributor Adam Carolla agreed with bioethicist Daniel Callahan‘s idea that shaming the overweight might help society.
“I say good,” Carolla declared. “That’s all we have. That’s all we have ever had, is as a society. I mean, there are not enough counselors or dietitians or cops. We have to shame. I would like to expand the shaming to welfare moms and deadbeat dads and people who think it’s a good idea to fly in flip flops. I want shaming. It keeps society in order.”
Host Bill O’Reilly asked Carolla if there should be exceptions for health problems that lead to obesity, but the “Not Taco Bell Material” author said any exceptions would ultimately be pointless.
“Well, listen, I think they are going to get beat up by society no matter what,” Carolla replied. “I mean, prom season is not great when you’re fat. And dating is tough. And even job interviews. I mean, society gets its pound of flesh out of these people. … But, eventually when there is more of them than there are of us, they will literally crush us. This way, if you think about it … they’re going to take over the world with their enormity.”