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    Jamie Olivier's tears in 'fat city'

    Jamie Olivier's tears in 'fat city'



    Healthy food crusader Jamie Oliver was reduced to tears after tackling the eating habits of America's "fattest city".
    The British celebrity chef, who tackled childhood obesity in a previous television documentary, appears to be facing his most stubborn opposition as he tries to educate residents of Huntington, West Virginia in his latest series, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.
    "'They don't understand me," he sobs in one scene, The Sun reports.
    "They don't know why I'm here."
    Oliver touched down in Huntington in September, and was reportedly met with immediate resistance. Many residents of the city, which has a population of about 50,000, have been disputing the "fattest and unhealthiest city" tag since it was bestowed upon them in November 2008, the Huffington Post reports.
    The analysis was based on 2006 data from federal agency the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Oliver's presence appears to have opened an old wound, with locals reportedly "outwardly hostile" to his healthy eating ideas.
    "His tears was the lowest we've ever seen Jamie," The Sun reported a production source as saying. "He is normally so upbeat but the scale of this challenge got to him. Everywhere he turned, he was faced with obstacles.
    "'He felt so alone and thought at times of packing the whole thing in."
    Oliver was shocked when he some of the school children on his show were unable to identify vegetables, mistaking tomatoes for potatoes.
    He was also criticised by a local radio personality who said, "We donít want to sit around and eat lettuce all day. " In the UK, similar efforts to get children eating well at school resulted in mothers at some schools pushing pies through the fence to the hungry children.
    Oliver appears more upbeat about his American mission on his website.
    "I believe that every child in America has the right to fresh, nutritious school meals, and that every family deserves real, honest, wholesome food," he writes, encouraging readers to sign a healthy eating petition.
    "Too many people are being affected by what they eat. It's time for a national revolution."
    The series will screen on America's ABC on March 26.

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    Dietary excesses will no doubt kill more Americans than Bin Laden could ever hope for.

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    Sadly the Thai children are going down the same road with their 7/11, Dunkin doughnut, KFC daily intake....

    ...mummy can we have pizza?

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    He's an attention whore and a fading one at that. What did he expect them to do, welcome some poncey limey into a redneck diabetesville capital? For these lumps being obese is a God-given right dammit! They probably believe it is enshrined in the constitution along with Medicare and the NRA.

    The fat fuks there want to eat themselves to death then? Let them do it. Why would Oliver care unless he can get viewership for it? Shameless publicity stunt and his tears are wasted. Give all the blobs a Darwin award and hope they get too fat to reproduce.

    If Oliver thought he had any chops as a chef he'd be going up against Trotter, Puck or some other innovative chef instead of lisping about school dinners like a prat.
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    So happy you get a chance to bring out your inner racist.

    2 words. Sarah Palin. Get slobbering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smug Farang Bore View Post
    Sadly the Thai children are going down the same road with their 7/11, Dunkin doughnut, KFC daily intake....

    ...mummy can we have pizza?
    Exposure to Farang culture is not a healthy one.

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    What's it got to do with Jamie Oliver ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    "'They don't understand me," he sobs in one scene, The Sun reports
    Neither do I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcom
    So happy you get a chance to bring out your inner racist.

    2 words. Sarah Palin. Get slobbering.
    WTF are you blathering about now? This thread is about US obesity and the comments on it from a UK celebrity attention whore. Apart from the 'Attention Whore' part I can't see how Palin is relevant, unless she has a cooking show now?

    Does she? Are you going to share her braised wolf recipes?

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    This makes interesting reading while I am eating my second pork pie of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slackula
    unless she has a cooking show now?
    She'll either end up doing that, or maybe Dancing with the Stars, before she's finally sent to the knackers yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Everywhere he turned, he was faced with obstacles.
    Yeah, fat ones.

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    Agree R S. All comin to a Moo Baan near you.

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    And KW (you cock), who exactly is Jamie Olivier?

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    A good old English breakfast fry-up should get em on side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slackula
    Are you going to share her braised wolf recipes?
    Wolf? Thought she specialized in eating crow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    Thought she specialized in eating crow.
    Is that "Indians" or "Birds" ?

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    Sad that Jamie gives more of a shit about these kids than their parents of the school does. Wankers the lot of them.

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    Whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slackula
    They probably believe it is enshrined in the constitution
    Folks in West Virgina often confuse the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, liberty and the pursuit of a Happy Meal.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    I saw him on another show where he was talking about giving kids healthier meals at schools and apparently the fat parents were passing big macs through the school gates on the side. Hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung View Post
    I saw him on another show where he was talking about giving kids healthier meals at schools and apparently the fat parents were passing big macs through the school gates on the side. Hilarious.

    Thats outrageous.

    How can they call something a 'Big' Mac if it can fit through a gap in the railings.

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    I downloaded and watched all of Jamie's Family Christmas. Great show and some great recipes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Exposure to Farang culture is not a healthy one.
    Many Asians are also intolerant of Western diet staples; such as dairy items, wheat products and alcohol.

    However Dunkin' Donuts, McDonalds and the rest is hardly "farang culture", it's junk food and can be found in every culture, including Thai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    some of the school children on his show were unable to identify vegetables, mistaking tomatoes for potatoes.
    How dumb can this once great nation go? Fast becoming the laughing stock of the world, if they are not already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    some of the school children on his show were unable to identify vegetables, mistaking tomatoes for potatoes.
    How dumb can this once great nation go? Fast becoming the laughing stock of the world, if they are not already.
    Well, if you say tomato and potato really fast and add a Yank accent, they do sound similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panda View Post
    Dietary excesses will no doubt kill more Americans than Bin Laden could ever hope for.
    True - I wish I were English.

    No fatties in England, just a bunch of fit people...

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