I would say so! There’s only one chubby guy in the whole country!
Olympic rower James Cracknell has made the news lately, but not for his sport (I mean, come on, who pays attention to rowing?) He’s running for political office in Great Britain, and being an Olympian, public health and fitness has been a key part of his platform.
In an interview he brought up the obesity epidemic, and pointed to the need to get a handle on the situation in Britain. You know, I think everyone can agree on that. We could all stand to lose a couple pounds. The problem with Mr. Cracknell’s stance is when he brings up the nations he wants to emulate.
Sky News reports: Mr Cracknell, who has previously sought selection with the Conservatives for a Westminster seat and failed in his attempt to become an MEP for the party, said in an interviews on Sky News: “If you think of the two countries of the world that have got a handle on obesity, what do you think they are? Which two countries?
“North Korea and Cuba.
“See they are quite controlling on behavioural change.”
When it was pointed out to him by presenter Jonathan Samuels that people were starving in North Korea and were not obese due to a lack of food, he said: “Exactly. But there were sanctions and everything else. But the example is behavourial change.”
Yep, North Korea sure does have control of obesity! The people have all given up their body fat and deposited it into their Glorious Leader to control. Besides, “starvation” is such a harsh term. It’s all part of their fitness plan: Bulking and cutting. They just happen to be going through a really long cutting phase. It’s perfectly healthy! We can trust the opinion of a guy who thinks rowing is a sport, can’t we?