Who is Dr Anita Entin? 'Fat-affirming dietitian' slammed for saying 'obese is N-word for plus-sized people'

Who is Dr Anita Entin? 'Fat-affirming dietitian' slammed for saying 'obese is N-word for plus-sized people'
Dr Anita Entin was brutally slammed on Twitter for her statement about obesity (@DrAnitaBEtin/Twitter)

A user on Twitter, who uses the handle @DrAnitaBEtin, was slammed after the individual wrote, “‘Obese’ is the N word for plus-sized people.” The tweet, which gained widespread attention with 3.4 million views, had many users asking to “delete” the post. One of many users reacted to the post by writing, “It’s not. It’s actual medical term for being fat and is the leading cause of death in the United States.”

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Brigitte Gabriel, a Lebanese-American conservative​ author and founder of the anti-Muslim group ACT! for America, replied to the January 23, 2023, post by writing, "No, it's not. Being obese is a choice." To which the 'fat-affirming dietician', as stated on Twitter's bio, said, "Picking which number I want from Steak n Shake is a choice. Being obese is not." 

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However, people continued to explain that definition of obese to Entin. One wrote, "No. It isn’t. “Obese” is a term used to describe a person suffering from a disease involving: excessive body weight; an extremely fat person."

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Another person commented, "Obese is a word that means fat. The n word is a duragotory term that is used as a form of hate toward black people. You can always lose weight. Black people can't change their skin color. How dare you use that as a way to make yourself feel better about being big."



 

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Who is Dr Anita Entin?

As per the user's Twitter profile, Entin is the author of 'Snacks Over Scales' and 'Health at Every Happy Meal' and has over 9.3K followers. However, many claimed it to be a "parody account." To which, Entin replied, "I’m busy fighting against systemic fat phobia. I don’t have time to run a parody account. I already have enough on my plate." "Respect doesn’t stop at pronouns. Please also remember to respect my adjectives. I do NOT identify as 'fat' or 'obese'. My adjectives are 'fit' and 'healthy'. Respect them or be blocked," Entin added. 

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