MSNBC host and activist Al Sharpton used to look like there wasn’t a barbecue in the world that didn’t have his name on it. But as of late, he was heard cracking on a 300-pound woman he had a crush on in high school.
A report by The Smoking Gun is revealing comments he allegedly made before his National Action Network. The New York Post is also taking its pound of flesh. “Ain’t nothing worse than ruining your life over somebody that don’t look that good anymore,” reported The Smoking Gun in a list of fat shaming examples.
Ironically, Sharpton, who now looks like he could stand to eat five cheeseburgers in one sitting, once weighed in at 305 pounds. These days, his face looks so bony and his body so skinny that he could easily qualify for having an eating disorder.
Sharpton reportedly subsists on mostly fruits and veggies. In 2013, news reports like one in the Examiner said his vegan ways made him “half the man he used to be.” He even talked about his weight loss with Oprah, revealing his dramatic weight loss from 305 to 135. In November of that year, TheBlaze wondered, “Does Al Sharpton have an eating disorder?”
The difference between Sharpton’s former fat self and his skinny one is that he now gets angry when he sees people gorging themselves. In April, there was the woman at Sylvia’s soul food restaurant in Harlem who inhaled half a fried chicken, two sides and a dessert.
And he actually opened his big, skinny mouth and said something.
“So I couldn’t take it anymore and said, ‘Miss, lemme ask you something,” he said. “All of that you took, what do you need Sweet’n Low? I mean, you just make yourself feel better? You might as well pour the whole bag of sugar in the cup.”
For now, Sharpton may want to steer clear of Weight Watchers meetings.