Overweight celebrities such as Gavin and Stacey star James Corden are perpetuating the stereotype that all fat people are funny, a medical expert is warning. Professor Nicholas McKay of Nuffield Health says fat stars are seen as role models, helping to make it acceptable to think that obesity is linked to humour.
But a survey for the healthcare provider has now revealed that many obese people are not actually that funny.
Posted: Jul 1st, 2009
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