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Brave James Woods takes on Gillette ad for celebrating toxic obesity, then he goes after feminists

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Hollywood actor James Woods is more than willing to take “a tsunami of crap” when it comes to taking a stand on issues, as was seen on Sunday when he took on Gillette for an ad that celebrates toxic obesity.

After stepping in it with a recent ad shaming men for their toxic masculinity, the razor company came back with a campaign promoting severely overweight women to plug razors for the opposite sex.

It enough to make you wonder who on earth is manning Gillette’s advertising efforts — that they are progressive liberals is all but a given.

Here’s the proof:

 

All of which is a far cry from the women Gillette featured in videos ads a short four years ago.

Woods compared the ad to previous efforts to make smoking look cool, an effort that led millions to slaughter.

“I know I’ll get slammed for this, but this Gillette ad celebrates a medical condition called toxic obesity, which is extremely dangerous (though thankfully avoidable). Cherishing diverse body types is a good thing, but this is no more productive than making smoking look ‘cool,'” he tweeted.

The concern is supported by reports that obesity continues to rise in the U.S., along with related conditions such as diabetes.

You could say it’s an epidemic.

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, estimates show approximately 34 percent of adults and 15–20 percent of children and adolescents in the U.S. are obese.

Obesity can also contribute to cancer, according to the American Cancer Society:

Being overweight is clearly linked with cancers of the breast (in women past menopause), colon and rectum, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, and pancreas. There is also evidence that excess weight may contribute to cancers of the gallbladder, liver, cervix, and ovary, as well as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and aggressive forms of prostate cancer. Excess body weight is thought to be responsible for about 8% of all cancers in the United States, as well as about 7% of all cancer deaths.

 

The outspoken conservative actor went further out on the limb when he replied to a tweet about overweight children that suggests something has changed in society in the last 40 years.

“Mothers are in the workplace more now and children are not being cared for as much as they were before the advent of feminism. I know I’ll take a tsunami of crap for that statement, but it’s true,” he tweeted.

The tweet prompted plenty of well-meaning feedback and showed that while the causes behind the problem are complicated, most agree that stay-at-home moms are a good thing.

As for Gillette, the competition is certain to be loving their new “woke” advertising department.

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to Wood’s observation there:

Tom Tillison

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