Jon Stewart Skewers Chris Christie: What If Fat Marriage Were Illegal?

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On last night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart skewered Chris Christie‘s decision to veto marriage equality in New Jersey.

“Chris Christie seems to have a fundamental misunderstanding of marriage equality, specifically the equality part,” said Stewart. “It’s surprising, since he too is a member of a group that society does not always grant a full measure of respect. I’m referring, of course, to Christie’s choice to live openly as an obese American. I wonder what his position would be on this marriage if the national discussion went thusly.”

Then the show cuts to various GOP candidates for president saying they don’t support “fat marriage,” simply replacing the word “gay” with “fat.”

See how easy that was?

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  • Pete n SFO


    The Daily Show is better than that.

    He can be ridiculed easily enough w/o making themselves a target for idiocy in the process.

  • christopher di spirito

    Jon Stewart points out the absurdity of Gov. Fatso’s veto. Well done, Mr. Stewart.

  • the crustybastard

    Made that same joke here last week.

    Gay Old Dude tried to curbstomp me for it. LOL.

  • The Real Mike in Asheville

    @Pete n SFO: You missed the point — it is as much the idiocy of banning “fat” marriage that exposes the idiocy of banning gay marriage.

    Well done, Jon Stewart!

    @the crustybastard: When Gay Old Dud (intentional) curbstomps, it means you are on the right track — he is a proud member of the Confederacy of Dunces, aka GOProud[less].

  • rf

    There are some ways the fat thing is appropriate to bring up — mainly as an example of discrimination, or potential discrimination, as Stewart does here. Just calling him fat for the sake of lashing out isn’t terribly helpful.

    I think the better argument is comparing him to past bigots. Christie’s the one who brought up the civil rights movement of the 1960s, he should be framed in that context, and shown exactly where he fits into the story like in this pic that compares him to George Wallace:

  • Pete n SFO

    @The Real Mike in Asheville: Nope. I didn’t miss anything… it seems you did.

    Making ‘fun’ of fat people unwittingly drags a whole lot of innocents into the debacle that is Christie. There are plenty of ways to trash the guy that don’t take the focus off the fact that Christie is wrong. This isn’t one of them. Sorry, buddy, you’re just plain mistaken.

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