The Decapitated Obese: A Small Sampling

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1
You can get sued for libeling the dead, actually. Whether it's successful depends on the court, claims, and the circumstances, but its happened.

You can also invade the privacy of the headless if there is clearly enough identifying info to make it clear it's a particular person.

All that aside, live-action WALL-E. I really hope our shit in this country gets fixed, because this is another example of the destructive power of the unfettered free market.
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"You can also invade the privacy of the headless if there is clearly enough identifying info to make it clear it's a particular person. "

Not on a public street mate, covered by the 1st Amendment. Totally legal, all your need is a wide angle lens to get all the fat ass in.
3
You can't invade the privacy of someone in a public place either. Well things like upskirt shots in some jurisdictions not withstanding.
4
Ah, I'd take that case. All you'd need to do is prove malice. Give me a couple of fat people in the jury box and it's the gravy train.
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"I really hope our shit in this country gets fixed, because this is another example of the destructive power of the unfettered free market."

If you can't be identified, what's the harm?

(Not a libertarian)
6
This trend is mentioned in Newswipe, which seems as good an excuse to post the youchube as any.

http://bit.ly/aob1dK
7
Hey, He's having a diet coke with his fries! He's obviously working on it.
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@ 3 - Yeah, but what it boils down to is whether there is a reasonable expectation of privacy. There's a reasonable expectation that your panties (or lack thereof) will remain private - thus the illegality of upskirt shots in many jurisdictions. But snapping a photo of someone who's just walking down the street doesn't really violate that.

I'm oversimplifying of course, I admit. But that's the basic idea.

I think the issue with cropping their heads isn't so much privacy, but the idea that they haven't released their image for publication. I guess cropping heads/blurring faces allows you to publish without getting a release signed? (I'm not too familiar with this area--can anyone tell me if I'm off base here?)
9
That’s a lot of strain for any skeleton no matter how big boned.
10
@4 - "gravy train".

heh heh.

sorry.
11
As I look at these stunning pics of Americans in recreation, an advert next to it says "The best breasts in the west."
12
Oh man, whenever I don't feel like going to the gym in the morning, segments like this are my motivator. "You think you can slack off today? Slack off today and in 3 years you'll be a headless obese person on the news."
13
Technically, you can be sued - and it is a CRIME - to videotape people, even without heads, plus audio, without their consent.

But only in this state.

Otherwise upskirt videos would be ok.
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LOL @ the guy in the first pic, drinking a Diet Coke.

Reminds me of a girl I knew in high school. She'd order a 1/2 pound burger, giant fries, and a Tab. She weighed about 250 lbs when she graduated.
15
"sizey" ftw
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@1 - I'd argue the reason you mistake obesity as a free-market problem is because our response to it is socialized. Better to ban foods though than to make people responsible for themselves.
17
Some people prefer the taste of Diet Coke. I used to until I eventually got sick of it.

Dude in the first photo needs a bigger watch. That makes my wrist hurt just looking at it.
18
i'd just like to point out that pic #3 is a perfect example of "front butt" and those of you who said it was the vag are insane. that is all.
19
I so did not think that first picture was a dude. I saw low hanging breasts from a no support too tight bra digging into the back.
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@19, I assume pic #1 is a dude only based on the size of the ring and the watch. Both look like men's accessories. If you ignore that, the big blob body shape could easily be either gender.
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@19,

I'm still not entirely sure, but the consensus seemed to be dude.

And actually the ring looks like a guy's ring.
22
The first and third pictures are probably not Americans. We're not the only fat people in the world.
23
@17: Yar. One of my vices used to be a can of cold Diet Coke sipped through a straw. The straw makes it even bubblier. Tingly!
24
"it is a CRIME - to videotape people, even without heads, plus audio, without their consent."

Show me the statute that bans filming people in public space without consent.

Does not exist.
25
@18 I prefer the term "FUPA," which of course is an acronym for "Fat Upper Pussy/Penis Area." I always shudder to think of what something like that would look like without that stretched-out denim covering it... ewwwww
26
its only a crime for upskirt, private space etc. otherwise its not a crime but if you are publishing an identifiable person that is not a public figure you need consent or you could get sued. thats my understanding. see "photographers rights"

but yeah good post, headless fat people
27
Ahhh, lesbians, what you gonna do with em?
28
@26 - so, you're saying that the actual incident in Seattle Center when a perv filmed with a camera up women's skirts in a public place is NOT illegal?

What's illegal is the action. Obviously, the TV producers who film this are all chubby chasers, and they are thereby violating the law.
29
@18 Dude, totally! I love Lindy, but she was 100% wrong on the whole "front butt" thing. Front butt = picture #3.
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28- no. ? upskirt is in the law as illegal. when you say "what is illegal is the action" what do you mean? in the law it only states that upskirts, downblouse, locker rooms, etc, are illegal. shooting people in public space itself is not illegal, regardless of the motive. what you do with the footage, in this case, may matter. the law is somewhere online if you want to look it up its interesting.
31
at first glance i thought the top pic was a guy as well, but the comments here got me to take another look. that's totally a lady. look at the fingers and the legs. chick, man.
32
@31,

The arms and legs are suspiciously hairless as well.
33
Has it occurred to any of you that your comments are mean and hurtful? And that, I don't know, maybe you should exercise some compassion? Or at least discretion? You know, that whole, "if you don't have anything nice to say..." bit? I know this is the internet and all, but if you can't act like decent human beings, at least act like less shitty human beings.
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@16 re: @1 -- I think what he was getting at was that fattening food is cheaper and/or more available to low income people than nutritious food. See Michelle Obama's campaign: http://www.letsmove.gov/accessing/index.…