A 33-year-old Chicago woman named Sarah Massey is making headlines for saying she has one of the world's biggest butts -- measuring in at 7-feet wide. Whoa. Wonder what "Fit Mom" would say, eh?
Massey reportedly gets disability checks every month due to her limited mobility, once cracked a toilet seat due to her size, struggles to make her way through doorways at home or even go walking, and has issues with buckling her seatbelt. And yet, she says, "I used to be ashamed, but now I hold my head high ... I want to show the world I am proud to be me." As amazing as it is that she has such high self-esteem, I simply can't believe that she's happy, healthy, or an inspiration to anyone given her sad circumstances.
After all, the challenges she faces on a daily basis prove she's not living a healthy lifestyle. We should always support someone being comfortable at whatever size they are ... as long as they're actually fit on the inside. I just can't see that being the case for Massey.
At school I was teased and called Dump Truck Butt by the other kids, but the condition is hereditary -- there's nothing I can do about it. ... I carry this weight with me all the time, everywhere I go, it’s definitely not fake. Big booties are just in my blood.
Agh ... Could that really be the case? That her body is meant to be that size, given her genes? I dunno. I feel like no matter what cards you've been dealt DNA-wise, there is always something you can do to be healthier. It's just about being motivated and finding the right support -- medical, nutritionists, exercise experts, etc. -- to make it happen. And in Sarah's case, it sounds like she could use some help with her diet, as she tells Barcroft TV she struggles with portion control.
But Massey tells The Mirror:
I'm trying to make the most of what I've been given and being confident about who I am makes me happy. ... If I can inspire others to embrace their curves and be proud big, beautiful women, I would be very happy.
That's a fantastic goal, but I feel like she'd ultimately be even more aspirational if she was healthier and happier. Because although she is able to embrace her current size and situation, it's most likely not at all what's best for her well-being.
Do you think Sarah Massey is really empowering women or is she living a dangerous lifestyle?