Thicc not Sick | February 13, 2019 Act 2 | Full Frontal on TBS

  • Published on Feb 14, 2019
  • America's obsession with and fear of obesity is putting fat people's lives at risk. As a reminder: don't worry, you can laugh! This segment was written by fat people! Featuring the thicc and fabulous Kristen Bartlett and Ashley Nicole Black.
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  • t' challa
    t' challa 10 days ago

    So many things wrong with this segment. First, a lot of ailments can be treated by losing weight. For example, improving the longevity of a person's joints. Also, consuming less sugar improves the immune system. It can even help with allergies without having to use pills. Second, diets fail because ppl treat them as quick fixes. Instead, they should be lifestyle changes. If it took 5 years of bad eating to become obese, then it should take 5 years of good eating to become healthy. Third, she advocated for women being "thicc" but then sexualized muscular fit guys in order to make the women feel happy...which basically countered her own narrative.

  • Heather Laaman
    Heather Laaman 16 days ago

    I don't understand what's wrong with that tshirt

  • Tanner Michels
    Tanner Michels 22 days ago

    Wow! She is so off base! Not to mention her research is not well done. Yes, body shaming is a thing, no one should ever do that just ethically. However, obesity is associated and correlates with many diseases including cancer. Please do yourself a favor and watch "Mic the Vegan" and his review of Thicc not sick. It is enlightening, sensitive, and actually factual!

  • Misty Stewart
    Misty Stewart 22 days ago

    Yes you can look at someone and know they're not healthy. Eugenia cooney is a perfect example. So is tess Holliday.
    Your knees are not made to carry 400lbs. Your spinal discs are not meant to compress under 350lb loads. Your heart is not meant to oxygenate 600lbs of tissue. How often do you see an 80 year old who is 300lbs plus? Never. Because they're dead.
    Not everyone is meant to be a size 2 and that is 110% fair. Nobody should go to the doctor and think they know better... if the person who went to school for 12 years says lose weight, quit your bitching and lose weight. If that doesnt help the problem, go back and say so.

  • m jagusch
    m jagusch 23 days ago

    Doctors do the same thing to smokers

  • ET Silverman
    ET Silverman 29 days ago

    Samantha Bee, you make me wish I owned a second-rate TV news outlet such as... oh God, they're all like that aren't they?... just so that I could license your stock footage.

  • Ruben R
    Ruben R Month ago

    I know it's difficult, but the root of most issues is the avoidance of personal responsibility. Practice self discipline, stop blaming others, set goals for yourself, and strive to become better each day.

  • F 1
    F 1 Month ago +1

    FACT: You can tell that the lady on the LHS (thicc not sick) in the blue shirt is not healthy, and is very, very sick; she is medically super morbidly obese which guarantees instant and ongoing negative medical issues/conditions.

  • Dante Hamm
    Dante Hamm Month ago

    if you dont like what you look like from the neck down....heres idea.... do something about it....

  • Sarah anonymous
    Sarah anonymous Month ago +1

    The doctors don't realise my mum is malnourished and starving herself because she isn't skiny.

  • FrozenRoxas
    FrozenRoxas Month ago

    I'm usually with Sam on most issues, but she really missed me here. I find it hard to believe doctors don't have any medical basis when they tell people to lose weight.

  • me likey
    me likey 2 months ago

    Funny these are the same people that come to the ED with back pain, knee pain, foot pain, joint pain, etc. You know what? I have those pains too, it’s cuz I’m on my feet all day, it happens. But it’s going to happen MORE if you carry extra weight!! The Laws of Physics DONT DISCRIMINATE!! You can ABSOLUTELY tell someone’s health by looking at them!!! Not in every situation, and you can’t predict the future. But as a general rule YES YOU CAN!

  • Dante Hamm
    Dante Hamm 2 months ago +2

    who thought that this would be good idea to air?? I could do their job for half the price and get twice the ratings

  • Dante Hamm
    Dante Hamm 2 months ago +3

    I agree diets do not work. The word diet implies you are temporarily changing your eating habits. If you want to be healthy you need change your life style in way that is sustainable for you!

  • Gloomy Blackfur
    Gloomy Blackfur 2 months ago

    I faced this. I was sleeping 16 hours a day, and still tired. For FIVE YEARS. I get to the doctor and rather than giving me a referral to a specialist, he says I need to lose weight--your diet is the cause. It took me months longer to gain enough energy to see another doctor, so I could get a referral to a specialist. Real diagnosis? Severe idiopathic central sleep apnea. My diet is irrelevant.

  • Claudik lul
    Claudik lul 2 months ago

    if you have tractor tire around your waist you are not healthy ladies

  • Ja Nej
    Ja Nej 2 months ago +1

    Why do you prioritize feelings over the health of a person? If you loved someone, wouldn't you want them to live for as long as possible?

  • Aron Gana
    Aron Gana 3 months ago


  • Dan Blair
    Dan Blair 3 months ago

    Who is the woman on the left with the sparkly blue sweater? She is absolutely gorgeous!!

  • Shabba Ranks
    Shabba Ranks 3 months ago

    sounds like fatty cope to me.

  • Alex B
    Alex B 3 months ago +1

    Advocating for being unhealthy and for misspelling words is LITERALLY degenerate. Next you'll be telling us, cousin marriage is okay....wait i think you did that already!

  • Ricky Parmar
    Ricky Parmar 3 months ago

    I like Samantha, but this is her dumbest segment ever.

  • Nate River
    Nate River 3 months ago

    This is what presenting opinion as fact looks like. If I cited opinion pieces as sources on a paper then I'd fail that paper. Being an enabler is not body positive. It's lazy.

  • Ve
    Ve 3 months ago


  • HubbzZ
    HubbzZ 3 months ago

    Implying that being obese is perfectly natural and not a heath risk and that they are simply "thicc" is irresponsible. Doctors should not tiptoe around the subject of patients weight. Especially when it has such an enormous impact on patient health. Slightly overweight is one thing but If you are obese, YOU ARE NOT HEALTHY.

  • Mihail Mihaylov
    Mihail Mihaylov 3 months ago

    But scoliosis does get caused by obesity. Generally it apperas most commonly in people who are very underweight or very overweight.

  • Jezza Lenko
    Jezza Lenko 3 months ago

    Here's an idea... Eat less

  • Shalom Stevenson
    Shalom Stevenson 3 months ago

    I don’t really think it’s prudent to pander to idea of health at every size either. Analogously, if this were a discussion about doctors “shaming” Anti-Vaxxers for their health decisions, the conversation we’d be having would be much different. We have countless studies on the health consequences of obesity: type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, in addition to countless joint and vertebral subluxations. If people could put their feelings aside and absorb the facts, the transition to a healthy lifestyle will be much better. Trust your physicians, they really do have your best interests.

  • Hedgemist
    Hedgemist 4 months ago

    This woman is an idiot!

  • CREN13Queen
    CREN13Queen 4 months ago

    What's the tune playing at 0:38? It's bugging me cause I know it but I don't ya know? Anyway, great video

  • MemoFromEssex
    MemoFromEssex 4 months ago

    Not only will obesity shorten your life, it will increase the time spent ill and increase the risk of cancer and other diseases. Excusing people from making lifestyle changes will only cause further misery and harm.

  • Susan Weisheit
    Susan Weisheit 4 months ago +1

    This is really eye opening, in the same way doctors assume thinner patients are healthier. Very cool

  • Spencer Young
    Spencer Young 4 months ago

    This is actual cancer. Who is dumb enough to believe this drivel?

  • Kai Schoneweis
    Kai Schoneweis 4 months ago

    their body's and health is 100% my business when you're asking for universal health care

  • Sisilessthan3
    Sisilessthan3 4 months ago

    I assume she used shirtless men to satirize what ppl find great and desirable

  • Chris Cox
    Chris Cox 4 months ago +6

    Hating on giant corporations that pump our food full of sugar and toxins while defending the people who ruin themselves while consuming it is a lot like hating gun manufacturers but defending gun owners.

  • Don Johnson
    Don Johnson 4 months ago

    Im very wide by build, should lose some weight but my numbers in all areas are good. Low blood pressure and sugar.

  • Czolgosz, Workin' Man
    Czolgosz, Workin' Man 4 months ago +1

    Obviously carefully controlled diets have nothing to do with the look of the male models.

  • Willy Scottsman
    Willy Scottsman 4 months ago

    What percentage of the country was obese 50, 100 or 150 years ago?

  • Adi V
    Adi V 4 months ago

    OHS, OSA, hypertension, high cholesterol, CHF, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, all things that I can name off the top of my head where being obese is either the main cause of or plays a big role in having. Not to mention the disease processes where obesity while not directly responsible for can increase the severity of, such as asthma or COPD, and that's just focusing on the respiratory system. Please Sam, stick to politics and comedy and leave the health advice to people that you know, are actual health care professionals.

  • charles hetrick
    charles hetrick 4 months ago

    Isn’t the use of headless footage a byproduct of avoiding licensing and wavers? When I watched TV news I saw plenty of headless footage of whatever demographic was being addressed. Calling it “guts and butts” isn’t inherently demeaning it is just accurate.

  • Ariel Steinsaltz
    Ariel Steinsaltz 4 months ago

    My doctor has been telling me to watch my weight since I was eight or nine. Sometimes I truly believe that if I hadn’t started becoming so concerned about it then, I wouldn’t be as overweight now. It’s true that weighing less is healthier but just saying “lose weight” without really giving advice on how is not helpful, because it’s very difficult to do-especially for women.

    • MrBrandoniserate
      MrBrandoniserate 2 months ago

      @Ariel Steinsaltz I'm so sure

    • Ariel Steinsaltz
      Ariel Steinsaltz 2 months ago

      MrBrandoniserate Lack of will is definitely not the problem, I’ve been on a diet for years and have skipped many meals and cut out many foods at one point or another. Losing weight is very difficult to do, if not impossible, due to genetics. But thanks for you medical opinion :)

    • MrBrandoniserate
      MrBrandoniserate 2 months ago

      you're over weight now because you have a lack of drive and will power to change.

  • shawn bla
    shawn bla 4 months ago

    Comedians are new evils, developed by gov to manipulate news

    CE DINKE 4 months ago

    The fake laugh track is painful.....

  • Neema Aroni
    Neema Aroni 4 months ago

    Diets don't work, lifestyle changes do

  • Neil Vandeloo
    Neil Vandeloo 4 months ago

    This is the dumbest segment I have ever seen.

  • Orion Foresee
    Orion Foresee 4 months ago

    Is it not possible that it's just bad diagnosis practice by doctors on all patients? Perhaps due to the nature of assembly line style diagnosis.

  • Darth Tater
    Darth Tater 4 months ago +2

    Don’t lie to your self you need to put effort towards maintaining health

  • Simon Frederic
    Simon Frederic 4 months ago

    Oh Samantha, you are usually pretty much on the target. With as much care and love for friends around, a morbid/obese BMI is a recipe for disaster. It might not be what kills people, but it is a big part of it. Claiming otherwise is probably as uneducated as claiming the earth is flat and as dangerous as statement that it normalizes a social issue. |I don't think that Americans or People in the UK or in Indonesia (or Samoa island and all the fattest countries in the world) are mentally and emotionally weaker than the rest of the planet, I do believe that a lack of strict regulation in food product manufacturing and selling is creating these issues. If anything it is the number one cause of early death world wide. Pandering to feelings and simple case of misjudgment do not change that issue. I would have loved if you did a piece studying different countries and BMI and lifestyles and diets (as a life style) and the impact of low cost food on people. This is a tax on the poorest of us. I wish for all of us to be healthy and happy .... "thicc and fabulous" doesn't mean anything to me.

  • Hoe ForSeok
    Hoe ForSeok 4 months ago +1

    I had bronchitis and my doctor told me I was obese and I needed to exercise never mind I walked a minimum of 4 km a day.
    It wasn't until I was getting serious chest pains and coughing up blood that I was actually properly diagnosed

  • Marcos F. Molina
    Marcos F. Molina 4 months ago +7

    Body shaming: boo!
    Stereotypes: boo!
    Beauty standards: boo!
    Objectification: boo!
    Oversexualization: boo!
    Now let the shirtless ripped young dudes roll out!
    ... Brilliant Sam. Brilliant.

  • Perennial Rhinitis
    Perennial Rhinitis 4 months ago

    5:10 Michigan

  • nkjassal
    nkjassal 4 months ago

    Sam B. you ROCK!

  • Morty Sanchez
    Morty Sanchez 4 months ago

    Lose weight fatasses

  • Sirena Chantal
    Sirena Chantal 4 months ago

    Comment hypocrisy galore - I'll save some time. Comments are about:
    1. Being overweight is bad
    Being 100lbs overweight does damage to organs
    2. Being thin is good
    Being 10lbs underweight is as bad for the organs as being 100lbs over
    3. Complaints! Thin men are being shown with full figured women (gasp!)
    This is called "real life" and
    No men EVER complain when it's heavy men with thin women

  • Andrew Milian
    Andrew Milian 4 months ago

    I hope people don't take this comedian seriously. Especially with their health.

  • Kristina Reyes
    Kristina Reyes 4 months ago

    I’ve been over weight my whole life never has a doctor made me feel bad, thank god. It’s sad this happens.

    WISE FIDELISTA 4 months ago

    Cuban doctors invented the Lung Cancer Vaccine...but American Doctors think coughing up blood or broken bones is a sign of obesity..USA keeps defunding education but keeps funding private prisons and bombing 75countries

  • timothy lines
    timothy lines 4 months ago

    doctors have pac,s.

  • timothy lines
    timothy lines 4 months ago

    [the origins of war in child abuse]here.

  • Spiritual Anarchist
    Spiritual Anarchist 4 months ago +2

    In Europe it's called a doctor' job 'to tell someone obesity is a disease ... But i suppose in the U.S it's called 'shaming' ?

  • Spiritual Goddess
    Spiritual Goddess 4 months ago

    @1:52 .......ROFLMAO!!!!!

  • Kai Evans
    Kai Evans 4 months ago +4

    Amazing how all these SKINNY people are commenting on the obesity crisis

  • Artsy_Judoka
    Artsy_Judoka 4 months ago +4

    The rarity of weightloss maintenance could be the result of most people using crash diets, I think we should promote healthy gradual weight loss through safe lifestyle changes instead of assuming that it's a lost cause.
    Not addressing the problem at all is better than shaming and crash diets, but inspiration and education is even better.

  • DaisyGrace1311
    DaisyGrace1311 4 months ago

    So, all you self-righteous "put down the french fries, fatty" body-shamers: None of you smoke, right? You don't drink too much? Take too many drugs? None of that, right? Because you're so healthy. Hypocrites.

    • Frostbitten
      Frostbitten 2 months ago

      I don't smoke. I don't drink alcohol. I don't take any drugs. I don't even take supplements other than vitamins and minerals for the immune system. I don't eat fast food. I rarely eat out, and if I do I order lean meat with no sauces as well as vegetables and water. The only liquids I drink include water, coffee (black) and the occasional sparkling water for flavor (no additives). I exercise 5 days a week minimum for at least an hour. I get a good healthy 8 hours of deep sleep a night. My food consumption is 4-6 meals a day that are each about half of what an average "meal" is so I'm never over eating. I'm the healthiest I've ever been.

      So if you're obese, stop eating so much and go get healthier (aka put down the french fries).

  • NoName DrumGuy
    NoName DrumGuy 4 months ago +2

    The Reddit comment got me xD
    If you take life-advice from internet forums, I think we found your problem.

  • sebatian
    sebatian 4 months ago

    6:33 she looks hot

  • William Varn
    William Varn 4 months ago

    This is laughably anti-science. Samantha, is there anything you can do right?

  • XatxiFly
    XatxiFly 4 months ago +1

    yes yes yes yes
    first time I've seen a piece like this in a mainstream broadcast outlet

  • ramenai
    ramenai 4 months ago +2

    Despite the problematic argumentation in some aspects, this piece still does bring up some good individual points and I still appreciate this despite its flaws.

  • Juan Medrano
    Juan Medrano 4 months ago +2

    This lady isn't very intelligent
    Edit: when it comes to this issue she may be smart in many other areas

  • Sandra Shubs
    Sandra Shubs 4 months ago

    Glad you are looking at weight issues - obesity is usually a result of food addiction - there are programs that help - I lost weight 9 years ago and gratefully kept it off on this 12 step program. Food addiction isa disease similar to alcoholism or drug addiction - OA or FA or any food addiction program can be very helpful. Diets don't work - I tried them for years and years from weight watchers to Jenny Craig to the cabbage soup diet - etc. etc.

  • bug a boo
    bug a boo 4 months ago +2

    Why doesn't this have more dislikes. This is pure autism

  • Jordan McGinnis
    Jordan McGinnis 4 months ago +2

    As someone formerly 100+ lbs overweight, who has kept it off over 7 years now, I'm so glad i didnt watch something this factually incorrect and uninspiring when I was at my lowest point. If i had, i may have not had the courage to climb such a seemingly insurmountable mountain and change the way i eat. Diets don't work, changin the way you eat does. But to stand there and imply that morbidly obese people are not unhealthy, and that they should not be confronted about that fact by the people they pay to look after their health (Dr) out of fear of uncomfortable emotions is downright disgusting. Getting healthy was the best and hardest journey i ever made. It took years. And i made it because i did feel some shame over the state of my body. Shame isnt always bad, it can be a very powerful motivator. I hope shame can motivate you to be more careful about the nature of the content you produce.

  • PhilJr
    PhilJr 4 months ago

    I figured this out. I started eating super well lots of healthy fats. 4-6 meals a day. Not only tightening up majorly losing 50+ lbs over 1.5 years. It’s slower than the old way I used to lose weight but this is working. I’m healthy and full of energy for once.
    Thanks doctors! I now am super nervous to take advice on anything. All the people dead from pain killers?

  • Pauline Triage
    Pauline Triage 4 months ago

    I like how the comment section trips over itself to insist on how wrong this is, thereby further proving its point.

  • Robstafarian
    Robstafarian 4 months ago +8

    Thanks for contributing to Americans' misunderstanding of the word "diet."

  • Sarah Collins
    Sarah Collins 4 months ago

    Just Incase you all forgot, just because someone has bad health doesn’t mean they are people. Treat people like human beings first. If anything doctors should spend more time with obese patients because they are at risk for so many health problems.

  • No More
    No More 4 months ago +1

    I wonder if those shirtless guys go to the gym and watch what they eat at all?

  • Stephanie Cockwell
    Stephanie Cockwell 4 months ago +1

    these comments are frightening.

  • Teabonesteak
    Teabonesteak 4 months ago

    I had put on a little weight so I went to my doctor, he told me to open my mouth and say "oink".

  • JonasPD
    JonasPD 4 months ago +1

    Although telling someone that they should lose weight rarely helps (especially to women). Pretending it’s ok to be that big is not a wise choice either. It’s a very dangerous thing to normalize and it seems today’s society is going down that path.

  • Sergii Duka
    Sergii Duka 4 months ago

    Body weight 101: if you ingest more energy than you spend, you gain weight, if you spend more energy than you ingest, you lose weight. You can eat whatever you want. This is it.

  • Snore Lax
    Snore Lax 4 months ago

    The research suggests that diets don't work because when they stop the diet and go back to their previous lifestyle they gain the weight back! IMAGINE MY SHOCK!! LUCKY WE HAVE SCIENCE TO PROVE THIS STUFF!

  • Die Potato
    Die Potato 4 months ago

    So rude. At least they can walk down stairs easily

  • Jimvanhise
    Jimvanhise 4 months ago

    There are two documentaries about Star Trek fandom hosted by Denise Crosby called "Trekkies." The first one was released to theaters, the second one went direct to video and pay TV. In the first one we see a lot of overweight fans. While watching the second one, which was filmed entirely at Star Trek conventions in Europe, I realized something which goes unmentioned in the narration. In the documentary shot in Europe there were no overweight people! It is called lifestyle. Americans often have an unhealthy lifestyle which leads to obesity. In Michael Moore's film about different cultures he visited a school in France and found that not only do schools there not serve fast food, the children don't even like American soft drinks. When he had children taste Coca cola they hated the taste of it! I noticed that in Samantha Bee's justification for obesity she doesn't mention that when obese people get older they have problems with their legs and feet because the body starts wearing down from carrying all that excess weight.

  • inSherlock
    inSherlock 4 months ago

    All the fatpbobic people in the comments 😂🙃🙄

    • Frostbitten
      Frostbitten 2 months ago

      Weird, I see many factphobic people like you who take factual biology as shaming.

  • Lettice Travels
    Lettice Travels 4 months ago

    Great video - content & delivery both on point.

    • Nate River
      Nate River 3 months ago

      What point? She presented a bunch of opinion as fact and basically advocates for doctors to pander to uncomfortable feelings.

    • nikhil krishnan
      nikhil krishnan 4 months ago

      good joke

  • Joe King
    Joe King 4 months ago

    She,s obeast

  • JenniG ThatOneCrazyDoglady

    I’ve been all over the weight spectrum and can confirm this is absolutely true.
    This Ted talk is really eye-opening; it’s by a ripped doctor who only realized his own bias after he gained weight despite proper diet and exercise:

  • Zen Vega
    Zen Vega 4 months ago

    This is dumb

  • Luka Pešun
    Luka Pešun 4 months ago

  • Nmethyltransferase
    Nmethyltransferase 4 months ago

    I have a superpower. I can take one look at you and tell you your blood pressure, insulin sensitivity, endothelial function, lipid numbers, and IGF-1 levels. Change my mind.

    • Tahira Mehmet
      Tahira Mehmet 4 months ago

      That's funny because my cousin on her 40s has been overweight all her life yet suffers LOW blood pressure where she often faints from it and needs sodium tablets. She has perfect blood work, no prediabetes (she's doesn't eat sweets), low cholesterol and excellent overall health. She runs 10 miles daily cooks her own food mostly from scratch and has no health issues except for blood pressure which she's had since childhood. Meanwhile most of my other relatives are BMI normal and diabetic.

  • zanechaos
    zanechaos 4 months ago

    1:02 🙋🏽‍♀️

  • Semone Robinson
    Semone Robinson 4 months ago

    Save yourself, dont read the comments. They're beyond frustrating.

  • Quincy Raven
    Quincy Raven 4 months ago

    Full frontal lobotomy

  • Joey G
    Joey G 4 months ago

    I used to way 200 pounds at age 16. I was overweight. I went on a diet, and lost weight. I feel better physically than I did when I weighed 200 pounds. It's a FACT that overweight people are not as healthy as normal sized people.

  • Joey G
    Joey G 4 months ago

    Soooo you're saying that the research conducted over the past millennium is ALL wrong and all evidence pointing towards dieting and exercise, is wrong? I'm sorry honey.

  • PaulsOver9000
    PaulsOver9000 5 months ago

    Here come the whales quick man the harpoon! Oh wait, you dont have too anymore cause at least we know they won't make it to 70 😂😂😂

    • twilliamsca
      twilliamsca 4 months ago

      PaulsOver9000 If you mind me I am going to my obese grandmother’s 90’s!

  • zztop3000
    zztop3000 5 months ago

    0:45 I wanna punch that music in the face with a fist. Whoever put that in the report did a hate crime