Halloween Obese Letter: Woman Criticized For Plan To Shame Fat Trick-Or-Treaters

A Halloween obese letter is one North Dakota woman’s plan to promote healthier food choices among trick-or-treaters, but her fat-shaming idea has kicked up quite a bit of controversy.

The woman shared her plan in a call to Fargo radio station Y-94, saying she wanted to send a message to parents of overweight children. She said it is irresponsible of parents to allow their overweight children to go out begging for free candy, so she came up with a Halloween obese letter explaining that they won’t be getting any sweets from her.

The letter reads:

“Happy Halloween and Happy Holidays Neighbor!

You are probably wondering why your child has this note; have you ever heard the saying, ‘It takes a villages to raise a child’? I am disappointed in ‘the village’ of Fargo Moorhead, West Fargo.

You [sic] child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season.

My hope is that you will step up as a parent and ration candy this Halloween and not allow your child to continue these unhealthy eating habits

Thank You”

The woman, who goes by Cheryl and has not given her last name, was in contact with the radio station for days and arranged to appear on the air to talk about her plan.

“As far as we know Cheryl is a local Fargo woman that thinks it is her mission to watch out for the overweight children of Fargo,” radio host Corey Schaffer said Wednesday.

But Schaffer said Fargo residents aren’t taking too kindly to her Halloween obese letter, and the stations has already seen some “nasty, nasty responses.” Others have promised to get Cheryl back in true Halloween fashion — by egging her house.

As the story of Cheryl’s fat-shaming plan went national, even more people spoke out against her letter.

But at least one Twitter user thinks there could be another explanation for the Halloween obese letter that Cheryl plans to hand out. She notes that Y-94 has a reputation for pranks, so “Cheryl” and her letter may not even be real.

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