Apparently “morbid obesity” isn’t obese enough! Some now refer to people with a BMI of 50 or more as “super obese”. For some reason I’m finding this amazingly humorous. Suddenly I want a Supergirl costume! :)
Though seriously, it does make you wonder. Medical personnel spent years cautioning me that morbid obesity was OMG so much worse than just plain obesity. Is being “superfat” somehow less deadly than morbidly obese? Must goth fatties purge black from their wardrobes if they move out of the morbidly obese category?
I do wonder if they got the “super” tag from the “supersize” clothing category. I don’t think they were looking for something worse than “morbidly obese”, or else it’d be “sudden death obese”.
…and if you think I seriously think this makes me cooler than anyone smaller, you should read Marianne’s post from today.