The latest dispatch from the storied annal of American bad taste, The New York Post, is a feature on Donna Simpson, a 600-pound New Jesresy woman whose goal in life is to double her weight to 1,200-pounds and take her place in The Guiness Book of World Records as the world’s fattest woman. She is opposed in this pursuit by common decency and her own heart, which has so far avoided taking the only reasonable and dignified course of action and collapsing upon itself like a dying star.

Simpson, who gets around on a motorized scooter and already holds the record for world’s fattest mother after giving birth to her daughter in 2007 while weighing 532 pounds, is being encouraged to eat more by her boyfriend and a cadre of online fans who pay a monthly fee to watch streaming video of Simpson eating. That means that while it’s hard to decide exactly where to affix blame for this unhealthy and pitiable display that will doubtless rob Simpson’s daughter of a mother at too young an age, there is certainly plenty of blame to go around. Needless to say, this profoundly sad display of eating disorders writ large is the grossest thing to come out of New Jersey in quite some time, which is really saying something, considering it is fucking New Jersey.

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