This Lady Is Giving Out ‘Fat Letters’ Instead of Candy For Halloween


Insert obligatory tricks over treats joke, here.

An anonymous woman in North Dakota has informed her neighbors that she will not be giving some of their children candy this Halloween because they are, in her opinion, “moderately obese.”

The offending letter has been republished online by North Dakoka news site Valley News Live, who reports it first got public attention after the author spoke out on a local radio show:


According to Valley News, the anonymous Debbie Downer also discussed the motives behind her little stunt, saying “I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight… I think it’s just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just ’cause all the other kids are doing it.”

Well, we think it’s really irresponsible to fat-shame five year olds on a sugar high (who also ostensibly have access to tons of eggs and toilet paper), and our hope is that the parents of West Fargo will step up and not allow grouchy neighborhood bullies to ruin their kids’ fun. Yeesh.

H/T + PicThx Valley News

By Dominique Zamora

Dominique would be a foodie if she had money to pay for food. For now, she gets by just looking at food photography, which results in at least one more starving journalism student every time Instagram breaks down.

4 replies on “This Lady Is Giving Out ‘Fat Letters’ Instead of Candy For Halloween”

so being rude to a child is more important than just not giving out candy and leaving it at that? Our children have enough self esteem issues with the media throwing garbage at them..they don’t need it from the neighbors too.

If she doesn’t follow through and do things like this the rest of the year, to ‘raise consciousness’, it’s just a form of bullying. As other people have mentioned in other forms of this article, the kids, obese and otherwise, have enough of a hard time fitting in without some woman calling them out and making them feel different(bullying) in a negative way.

There are other ways to increase knowledge and she’s just using halloween because it stimulates shock value- look how many sites have reported on this. I bet you she does nothing to increase knowledge on obesity any other time of the year.

Did it ever occur to this stupid bitch that Halloween may be the only time of the year these kids are even ALLOWED to eat candy?

It isn’t just about collecting free candy – it’s about going out and having fun and being a kid and having fun with friends and family and enjoying all the things kids like to do, while they’re young enough to do them.

Lady, it ain’t your place to tell parents how to raise their children. So why don’t you do the neighborhood a favor and shut your door, turn off your lights and crawl back under your rock until trick or treat is over, hmmm?

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