Wii Fit May Be PC Un-Fit

I have been laughing my ass off at this article.

"A number of parents have expressed concerns over Nintendo creating bad body images after a concerned family member complained that Wii Fit labeled her relative overweight.

"My [relative] came round this weekend and we let her play on our Wii Fit", a member of the DISBoards wrote. "We have all laughed and joked about being told that we're fat and need to lose weight but I was gobsmacked when it told her that she is overweight."

According to the poster, the girl in question is a healthy 4"9 10-year-old who swims, dances and weighs only six stone. "She is solidly built," the poster adds, "but not fat."

But she "was devastated to be called fat," the poster said, "and we had to work hard to convince her that she isn't. I know it is just a game but seriously we already have to worry about young girls starving themselves to look like the magazine models and now we have a game that tells them they're fat."

Shocked forum users responded angrily, spurring the user on to write an email to Nintendo. At the time of writing, they have yet to reply.

We reckon this could make a good story line in an upcoming episode of Hollyoaks. 'Good' by Hollyoaks' standard anyway..."


But that wasn't the best part. I just had to see what this game looked like and see what's up. So I go to the website to investigate and this is what you see:
I can't stop laughing.

7 comments:

Darius T. Williams May 09, 2008 6:41 AM  

Yea - this is pretty funny...but admittedly, I want one.

j_shanlin May 09, 2008 11:15 PM  

oh my god! ty you are stupid! lol. I tried to laugh at this, but i just couldnt, it's got to be pretty damn devastating to be told that you're overweight by a video game. long gone are the days where a yellow circle with a triangle cut out goes around a maze and eats little white dots. I bet if got on there i would be like morbidly underweight. it would be like "please step on the scale" but i would be already on it.

fuzzy May 11, 2008 12:50 PM  

sheerly ridiculous! Overweight is a very broad range! I am only about 25 lbs from being called over weight! according to my activity level and my BMI Oh lord i went scientific on yall! lol

It was funny though...

The Pew View May 11, 2008 2:49 PM  

Now baby, ain't no way I'd be able to do any of this. My arthritis been acting up so, I'd probably fall flat down on my face. I know Jesus rose and I'd need him to help me rise too.

With Love,
Mrs. Mabel

Nef. B.F. May 12, 2008 3:45 AM  

LOL... I can still see the tears that were streaming down your face when you came across the site. :)

Wonder Man May 12, 2008 9:50 PM  

That's crazy, but funny

E May 18, 2008 7:58 AM  

Wow...it's amazing what video game systems can do for you. That's a mess.

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