I am actively boycotting the Point (KPNT, 105.7FM).
On Wednesday morning I got in my car to hear Woody & Rizzuto talking smack about fat girls. Not all fat people, just fat girls. And I’m still pissed the fuck off.
At the time, I was deeply offended and immediately turned the station.
I flipped back at one point and they were making excuses. That they were using names that we’ve heard before. That it was something we should be used to. JUST BECAUSE WE’VE FUCKING HEARD IT DOES NOT MAKE IT OKAY. It’s still wrong, it’s still insulting, and it STILL manages to alienate a lot of your listeners.
You’ve done it before. It’s not okay to rail against any subsection of the population just because of appearance. I am TIRED of fat being an acceptable prejudice to have. I am tired of your bullshit. I am tired of people like you, with even a marginal amount of influence in the general population, propagating the impression that it’s okay to dislike someone because of their weight. That it’s fine to denigrate a fat girl because she’s fat. It pisses me off that you and your fucking stupid-ass male callers think that it’s fine to say derogatory things about fat girls.
There’s a reason the people texting were pissed, you know, the ones you pushed aside to make way for the guy who suggested that fat girls were sad and desperate for love. It’s not okay to use derogatory names for fat girls JUST BECAUSE IT’S BEEN DONE IN THE PAST. I mean, if that’s the new rule, why don’t you start using some racial slurs that were popular in the past and see how quickly you get your ass kicked. That is not okay and neither is this.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed this, guys, but there are a lot of fat girls in St. Louis. I’d wager a guess that a lot of them like the music that gets played on the Point. And you’ve managed to alienate a good part of your market now. I know we’re not your demographic, but the fact is that we’re out here listening anyway.
Don’t think that a fat girl can’t kick your ass for this bullshit. Because we can and, given the chance, we will.
I’ve been listening since the Point came on the air in 1993 and now I’m done. I’ll take my ears to a station that doesn’t belittle my existence just because I’m carrying around a few extra pounds.