Actor, husband and father Boris Kodjoe got a little loose with his lips over the weekend on Twitter, but for a good cause. He tweeted a statement in regards to African-Americans that are on the heavy side and started a trending topic called #FATEXCUSES. He wrote:

“Had nightmares though about 300 pound women in thongs gnawing on chicken wings while grinding on me. Scary. Gotta Love North Carolina.”

As you can imagine the statement raised some eyebrows and his female followers asked if he had a problem with big women. In response, he revealed that he loved all types of women and that he wanted African-Americans as a community to be more conscientious of being healthy.

The trending topic that he started was to recognize the reasons why people are overweight and why they refuse to shake off the pounds. For example, he tweeted:

“Fat Excuse -’I HAVE NO MONEY FOR A GYM’ Go in the park and walk, bike, walk stairs, do it in your bedroom, do the Boogie…again”

While his rant does have some truth to it, many followers took offense to his assertion that many black women are obese; they also felt his trending topic “#FatExcuses” implies that these women are lazy.

Was it wrong for Boris to share his thoughts on obesity with the world? Do you agree with him?

-Krystal Holmes


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