Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder, but health, on the other hand ... is the same true for health? BlazeTV host Jason Whitlock of "Fearless" and his panel examine how Sports Illustrated blurs the lines between health standards and beauty standards.
On Wednesday’s show, Jason fans the flames of the inferno sparked by Dr. Jordan Peterson’s Twitter criticism of Sports Illustrated’s plus-size cover girl Yumi Nu, believing "North America’s most honest public intellectual" misspoke and should have said "not healthy" instead of "not beautiful." "Fearless” contributors T.J. Moe, Troy McSwain, and Shemeka Michelle weigh in with some hard-hitting and unexpected perspectives.
Jason believes that Dr. Jordan Peterson misspoke when he proclaimed via Twitter that Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Yumi Nu is not beautiful. We all know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Jason explains, adding that Peterson should have said the extra plus-size model is not healthy, and no amount of authoritarian tolerance will change that.
"He undermined a fact with a personal opinion, and by doing so, he allowed the woke to dodge responsibility for their real evil agenda once again," said Jason.
"On Monday, North America's most honest public intellectual, Peterson, reacted to Sports Illustrated's decision to place an obese woman with a beautiful face on the cover of its formerly iconic swimsuit issue. He retweeted a New York Post story picturing the blubbery Asian beauty beneath him, proclaiming: 'Sorry, not beautiful, and no amount of authoritarian tolerance will change that.'
"Twitter, of course, erupted in complete outrage, saying of Peterson, 'A white man impolitely aired his truth about a flabby Asian fashion model.' Twitter's social justice army accused Peterson of unloading a toxic bat of 'white privilege' and 'white supremacy,'" Jason explains.
"Unafraid of a brawl, Peterson engaged his critics and doubled down on his contention that the left wants to redefine beauty standards. He [followed] up his tweet by saying, 'It's a conscious progressive attempt to manipulate and retool the notion of beauty reliant on the idiot philosophy that such preferences are learned and properly changed by those who know better.' I want to say this respectfully to Dr. Peterson," Whitlock begins, "he missed the mark again. He botched this issue. Beauty is an opinion, and we all know opinions are like booty holes; everyone has one, and they all stink."
"The left doesn't want to retool the notion of beauty. They want to retool the notion of health. They want to reclassify obesity as [being] healthy. Virtually everything the progressive left promotes is related to normalizing a culture of death, destruction, and despair," Jason explains.
Guest Troy McSwain pushes back in defense of the plus-size swimsuit model by suggesting the magazine was spreading a message of self-love. In Troy's view, people need to love themselves to reach the point of losing weight. But Jason was not having it. "Troy, the greatest thing I can do to demonstrate my love for myself is put a fork down, push away from the table, and stay out of drive-thrus," says Jason.
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