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[[folder: Did you know humans frown on weight variances? If you want to upset a human, just tell them their weight variance is above or below the norm. ]]
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-->--'''[=GLaDOS=]''', ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''

Sometimes, insults are very clever, devious and witty.

Other times, it's easier (no matter how {{lame|Comeback}} it is) to attack a person's insecurities. And everyone has body issues. So simply calling someone "fat" is usually enough to reduce them to tears, or at least make them double-check the mirror. Usually used to show the pettiness of the insulter; if the person they're criticising is in fact rather thin, it comes off as desperate, and if they ''are'' a bit overweight, it just seems cruel. The person's reaction to the insult can say something, too. Ignoring the insult or replying with something a great deal wittier just shows how unimpressed they are, while taking it to heart can show the insultee's vanity or lack-of-confidence.

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!!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime/Manga]]
* The cast of ''AxisPowersHetalia'' (but mostly England) will occasionally aim this insult at America. Although America takes BigEater to comical extremes, he has actually been shown several times to be abnormally fit due to how much he exercises. Unfortunately, this causes him to gain ''muscle'' mass, which he is convinced is actually fat.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Ranma often insults Akane by calling her "thick-waisted," "overweight," or some other variation of the word "fat." Considering that she's insecure, it's a pretty bad insult, along with "uncute."
** Played for laughs when Ranma's mirror clone tells Akane that Ranma likes her.
---> '''Akane:''' Wha- No way! Ranma and I are [[JustFriends just friends]].\\
'''Ranma's mirror clone:''' ''No!'' I know that he... he... really likes fat people! [[ScrewYourself If only I was fat too!]]
* This is a RunningGag (though in a less direct way than most examples) with Lucy in ''Manga/FairyTail'' even though [[HollywoodPudgy she is not fat at all]]. Every time someone carries her, they feel a need to complain that she's heavy. The first example is when Natsu and Happy is at a restaurant. They discuss how they should save the greasy food for her, since she looks like she has eaten a lot of fatty and greasy food through her life ([[RightBehindMe in her earshot]]).
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[[folder: Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/MsMarvel is a frequent target of this, thanks to RunningGag, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny even Dr. Doom took turns at calling her fat]].
* Volcania, girlfriend of Molecule Man, has been drawn slightly overweight. The Enchantress often refers to her as bloated.
* In ''ScottPilgrim'' Knives Chau is known to call Ramona Flowers fat after she discovers Scott has left her for Ramona. Ramona is curvier than Knives but it's more that Knives is quite thin than Ramona being particularly fat.
* In numerous ''{{Asterix}}'' stories, Obelix is accused of this. His reaction varies from [[BreakTheCutie bitter sadness]], [[BerserkButton launching into a frightening rage]], or even [[ImplausibleDeniability outright denying the fact]].
* When Polaris declines his offer of partnership in ''UltimateXMen'', Magneto's response is to call her "an overweight harlot." She's not known to be his daughter or relative in this universe.
* In ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', this was Peter Parker's entire repertoire against Wilson Fisk. Which works perfectly in punching through the Kingpin's usually suave, controlled manner.
-->'''Spider-Man''': I really wanted to remember to tell you these things because they are really important to me. ''[pulls out big stack of palm-cards]''. You are so fat, that when you cut yourself shaving, marshmallow fluff comes out. You are so fat...
** Of course, Fisk is well known for having muscle to back up his bulk, and had injured Peter earlier just by being too tough to hit. His subsequent rage was more at Spidey's persistence and disrespect.
* Although she's about the same size physically as her fellow Smurfs, Smurfette prior to her extreme makeover in ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book version of "The Smurfette" was the target of some fat jokes, including having a fun-house mirror installed that made her think that she turned fat. This eventually led to her DrivenToSuicide moment and the makeover that Papa Smurf gave her in the story.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'', Rorschach tells his prison psychiatrist flat-out that he doesn't like him. When asked why, he says, "Fat. Wealthy. Think you understand pain."
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[[folder: Fan Works]]
* In ''FanFic/BetterLivingThroughScienceAndPonies'', after [=GLaDOS=] tries this on Celestia, she gets it turned back on her. Apparently, [=GLaDOS=] can dish it out, but she can't take it. Amusingly, it seems to stick because [[spoiler:when she pulls out her new WingedUnicorn battle body, Chell thinks it looks almost anorexic for a pony.]]
* This is the ''entire shtick'' of [[http://troll-raipony.tumblr.com/ Troll-Rai's]] AskAPony blog.
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[[folder: Film (Animated)]]
* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', "Gettin' kinda chubby" is one of Mother Gothel's "teasing" insults directed at undermining Rapunzel's self-confidence. (Made more ridiculous because Rapunzel is skinnier than Gothel, and they're ''both'' ridiculously thin.)
** Could be a case of FridgeBrilliance, a nod to the original fairy tale where Rapunzel starts to put on weight because she's pregnant from the Prince that's been visiting her.
* In ''ElArca'', the lioness Bruma decides to go on a tirade against the heroine lioness Kairel, saying that since Kairel is about to die a horrible death by drowning, there's a few things she wants to let her know first-she goes off saying many extremely rude things, and ends with the line- "And, in case you don't know what a mirror is... [[PunctuatedForEmphasis You. Are. Fat.]]"
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[[folder: Film (Live Action)]]
* ''{{Hairspray}}'' - when Tracy is being interviewed for a spot on the Corny Collins dance show, Amber tries to derail her by calling her fat. It backfires by getting her suspended from the show - Tracy is too comfortable with herself to be fazed and handles the interview with charm and grace.
* ''{{The Invention Of Lying}}'' - Mark gets this, by everyone, pretty much the whole film.
* Almost everyone in ''{{Love Actually}}'' comments on poor [[HollywoodPudgy Natalie's]] weight. Much to the confusion of the Prime Minister who, presumably like the audience, can see that [[HollywoodPudgy she's not fat at all]].
* Knives calls Ramona a "fatass" in ''ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', mostly out of jealousy and anger.
* In ''Film/TheProducers'' Leo Bloom, an OCD attached to his blanket, screams thusly at his crooked director after the musical they produced turned out to be a hit[[note]]In this case, a flop would have actually made them ''richer'', thanks to a legal loophole.[[/note]] and his beloved blanket is taken: '''"FAAAAAAT! FAAAAAAAAT!"'''
-->"[[LameComeback I'm not that fat...]]"
* In ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', Tuco taunts Corporeal Wallace, an overweight - and rather sadistic - TortureTechnician, by saying he likes fat people, because when he knocks them down it's funny seeing them try to get up.
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[[folder: Jokes]]
* A man bought his wife a talking scale. She set it up and stepped onto it - it said "One at a time, please."
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[[folder: {{Literature}}]]
* Mary Anne from ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'', showing off her BitchInSheepsClothing tendencies, drops this on ''Dawn'' of all people, during the period of adjustment after the two became stepsisters.
* In one of the ''[[TheIncredibleWorldsOfWallyMcDoogle Wally McDoogle]]'' books by Bill Myers, when Wally and Wall Street swap places for a week, he discovers that the slim-to-average Wall Street is constantly dieting because the boys tease her about her weight. When he protests that Wall Street isn't fat and that the boys tease all the girls that way, the other girls inform him that they're ''all'' constantly dieting.
* In ''Literature/AndAnotherThing'', Zaphod being reminded that Wowbagger called him a fat-ass is a RunningGag.
* In ''[[TheColSecTrilogy Exiles of ColSec]]'', [[RedheadedHero Cord]] (who's stocky and baby-faced but trim) is on the receiving end of quite a few of these, most of them from the book's main antagonist. This is lampshaded at the beginning of sequel ''The Caves of Klydor''. And there's an inverted example in threequel ''[=ColSec=] Rebellion''; [[TheGadfly Jeko]] states that [[{{Tsundere}} Heleth]] (also solidly built but trim) "doesn't look as fat as she used to." [[IfWeSurviveThis Heleth is displeased]].
* Since Literature/NeroWolfe weighs 'a seventh of a ton', a go-to insult for people who are annoyed with him is to attack his weight. Wolfe is usually one of the '[[InsultBackfire unimpressed]]' versions however, since he's a brilliant detective, he's well aware he's fat, he's quite content being fat and the person shouting at him is usually doing so in a panic because Wolfe has discovered that they're either a murderer or because he's exposed one of their shameful secrets over the course of his investigation.
* The title, several chapters, and the ENTIRE INDEX of AlFranken's book ''Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot'' consist of fat jokes.
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[[folder: LiveActionTV]]
* ''Series/HappyEndings'': This is the go-to insult used against Max, whose body is basically just average. Examples include 'like if Paul Rudd gave up', a wo man he was pretending to be straight for telling him 'you have my mother's body', 'pear-shaped', and having a 'soft interior with a soft exterior.'
* One of the many running gags in ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' was cracks about Uncle Phil, played by (ex-navy, poet, BadAss) James Avery. These would usually come from Will, Geoffrey or Jazz, who really make a KarmaHoudini out of themselves, as they're often in no position to snark at them, thanks to his HaHaHaNo response. Fortunately, he's humble enough to take it in stride. Others, such as close friends (including Geoffrey) or coworkers also get passes.
-->'''Philip Banks:''' It's so good to see you, Judge!\\
'''[[BrokenPedestal Judge Robertson:]]''' It's so ''easy'' to see you, Philip!
** And Carlton constantly referring to him as "Big Guy" in a chummy manner might be taken to be an affectionate dig at his weight also.
** This is actually called out in an episode, where Geoffrey makes an uncreative crack and Philip complains that he should get better, more creative material.
* On ''Series/HomeImprovement'', Tim tended to make jokes about how fat Al's mother was on his show. Ironically, when she died, Tim made a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming touching eulogy]] at her funeral, where he claimed that she was actually a big fan of the show. (Likely why Al wasn't more offended than he usually was by Tim's jokes.)
* Al Bundy tends to insult fat people a lot (women especially) on ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', especially his ''incredibly'' obese mother in law who [[TheGhost is never seen]]. Of course, not all of the women he insults are completely innocent; they tend to insult ''him'' a lot too and give him a ''huge'' headache whenever he deals with them.
* This trope's use in ''Series/GrowingPains'' became infamous when the jokes were directed at Carol Seaver, played by real-life former anorexic Tracey Gold, which contributed to the actress' nearly fatal relapse.
* Sweet Dee's insult to Mac in ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' when she tells him to get in the car.
* Elliot's mother tended to do this to her daughter a lot in ''{{Scrubs}}'', despite jokes from Dr. Cox and Jordan about Elliot actually being underweight.
* It was a RunningGag on ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'' that Christine and Lisa were called fat (despite the obvious fact that neither of them really was. This is arguably ''why'' the joke was funny, since it would have just felt mean after a while if either of them actually had a significant weight problem).
* In one episode of ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'', Kat won the lead role in the school play, prompting a snobbish girl who had wanted the part to subtly suggest she was gaining weight (an obvious exaggeration), leaving Kat rather doubtful about her appearance. Naturally, this led [[BigBad Divatox]], with her [[EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor sick sense of humor]], to lay an ambush for her using a MonsterOfTheWeek who could make her ''lighter than air''.
* Sawyer on ''Series/{{LOST}}'' has insulting nicknames for everybody, and pretty much all of the ones he has for Hurley poke fun at his weight. Jabba, Pork Pie, Stay-Puft, International House of Pancakes, Snuffy, Jumbotron...
* On ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Lucille constantly makes comments implying that Lindsay needs to watch her weight, and flashbacks show that she's been doing this since Lindsay was a kid.
* In the first season or two of ''Less Than Kind'', every time Josh and Sheldon have an argument, Josh's last word is, "You're ''so fat''!" In one episode, he goes back to an agent he left when he moved to L.A. and is told, among other things, that he needs to lose five pounds, which causes him to panic, obviously due to a secret fear of ending up as fat as his brother. At the end of the episode the agent reveals he has no intention of taking him back and has just been jerking him around as punishment for the way he left in the first place, and when [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Josh offers to lose ten pounds instead]], the agent incredulously tells him, "You're not fat, you idiot!" Left alone to chew over this information, Josh reacts by jumping around ecstatically, yelling, "I'm not fat!"
* On ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'', Susie's standard insult to her husband is "you fat fuck," just as Larry is a "bald four-eyed fuck."
* Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack: After Boo delivers a TheReasonYouSuck speech to Tricia, all Tricia can counter with is "Yeah, well you're fat!" Boo turns around, says "Oo, you got me!", rolls her eyes, and walks away.
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[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} is a frequent target of this, particularly from [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Garfield_scale_3_8471.png a talking set of scales]].
** Ironically, Jim Davis [[DudeNotFunny got a lot of angry mail]] after a two-week series of strips featuring [[BigFun Bertha]], one of Jon's weird dates who was overweight. (Even though the negativity directed towards her was rather sparse, and limited to Garfield.) [[WordOfGod As he said later in a retrospective]], it's clearly more acceptable to make fun of a fat cat.
* In ''{{Shoe}}'' (a strip in which all the characters are birds), the Perfessor is called fat once, and retorts, "I'm not fat. I'm ''fluffy."''
* One of the later ''{{Peanuts}}'' strips had Snoopy in the hospital and his three brothers Spike, Andy, and Olaf visit him. While in the waiting room, Andy asked why they don't look alike, seeing as "I'm so furry, Spike is so thin, and Olaf is so fat?" Olaf denied being fat, saying "I'm rolly-polly!"
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[[folder: Sports]]
* [[TrashTalk Sledging]] exchange from an Australia vs South Africa {{Cricket}} match:
--> '''Shane Warne:''' I've been waiting two years to bowl at you again.
--> '''Daryl Cullinan:''' Looks like you spent most of it eating.
** Another one, from Australia vs Sri Lanka. Shane Warne asks Ian Healy for advice on how to lure Arjuna Ranatunga out of his crease:
--> '''Healy:''' Put a Mars Bar on a good length, that oughta do it.
--> '''Ranatunga:''' It's no good. Boonie (David Boon) will be onto it before I can move.
** And the Greatest Comeback of All Time
--> '''Glenn [=McGrath=]''' Why are you so fucking fat?
--> '''Eddo Brandes''' Because every time I fuck your wife she gives me a biscuit.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', [=GLaDOS=] spends a lot of time mocking Chell's (nonexistent) excess weight, as in the page quote. This is in keeping with [=GLaDOS=]'s generally childish and bratty personality.
** She also does this to the ''robots'' in VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} who serve as player characters in the co-op mode, ATLAS and P-body.[[note]]Who are just this side of genderless. ATLAS is vaguely masculine and has a masculine voice, and P-body is vaguely feminine and has a feminine voice.[[/note]] This was something the developers came up with when they were planning to have the co-op characters be Chell and another woman, but they left it in for humorous effect after they changed the characters to robots to explain how the player characters could [[TheManyDeathsOfYou die so much]].
** According to a [[http://www.giantbomb.com/news/so-heres-something-pretentious-anecdotes-and-thoughts-from-erik-wolpaws-portal-2-discussion-at-the-nyu-game-center/3148/ discussion]], this is based off of writer Erik Wolpaw's experience as a fat kid with a passive-aggressive grandmother.
** Wheatley picks up the fat jokes after [[spoiler:[=GLaDOS=] and Chell return to the new facility]], but he is ''terrible'' at it. However, he manages to do it right later.
--->"Fatty. Fatty-fatty no-parents."\\
"...Just ten pounds of useless dead weight. Soon to be two hundred and ten. Fatty."
*** Amusingly, the bad fat jokes end up annoying [=GLaDOS=] enough for her to outright admit that Chell isn't fat for the sake of trying to make Wheatley feel stupid.
** In one of [=GLaDOS=]'s test chambers, a very early one in ''Portal 2'', she commends Chell. Not on solving the test, but on somehow beating the odds and gaining a few pounds after being in stasis for centuries.
*** Another one has [=GLaDOS=] test the Aerial Faith Plate with Chell. "Oh. Looks like you broke it's maximum weight-bearing capacity. Oh well, I'll just increase it a bit." When the player tries a second time: "Oh. You broke it again. It must not be calibrated to someone of your... generous... ness. I'll add a few zeroes to the maximum weight-bearing capacity, just to be on the safe side." And a third time: "You appear to have defeated the plate's capacity. Well done. Look, I'll just lower the ceiling for you." The interesting thing is, that the Faith Plate shoots Chell the same height no matter what.
** Even her ''offshoot personality cores'' do this. One of the Fact Sphere's "facts" is "You could stand to lose a few pounds."
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': has many characters making shots at the enemy Heavy's [[HuskyRusskie husky]] figure.
-->'''The Scout''': ''I am ''owning'' you, you fat, bald, fatty fat... Fat fat!''
-->'''The Demoman''': ''Little too-much caber tossing pie down your own throat, eh chubby?''
-->'''The Engineer''': ''Gotcha, fatboy!''
-->'''The Sniper''': ''I just bagged the world's fattest man!''
-->'''The Spy''': ''What's the matter?'' [[{{Pun}} Fat]] ''got your tongue?''
** Heavy ''himself'' does this to someone else in one of the Halloween comics. He asks a trick-or-treater why, when he risks his life for his family on a daily basis for his paycheck, he expects him to spend it on candy. Heavy then proceeds to call the kid presumptuous and fat, causing him to start crying. Heavy [[PetTheDog immediately apologizes]], realizing people call ''him'' fat and he hates it, and gives the kid $7,000 for the trouble.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', if a female Warden chooses to leave Bann Vaughn in Howe's dungeon, he calls her a fat whore. Since all the female body models are quite slender and everyone else in-game thinks the Warden's a total babe, it's safe to assume this is just his go-to insult for a woman.
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[[folder: Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': Penelope and Faye toss this insult back and forth in [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1049 a couple of]] [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1050 strips]]. Faye is HollywoodPudgy[[labelnote:*]]Jeph himself has said that if Faye's overweight at all it's not by much, but she has body issues and she ''is'' less skinny than most of the other female characters[[/labelnote]] and Penelope is downright skinny, but they both take it poorly.
* ''Webcomic/BugPudding'' [[http://www.bugpudding.com/?p=3742 may have a point]] with this one:
-->'''Archibald''': Rabbits only know how to dig LITTLE tunnels...
* ''WebComic/DumbingOfAge'' - This is one of Ruth's go-to insults whenever she's picking on Billie.
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* RiffTrax: Michael J. Nelson says in one short, "Ah, fat jokes. Everybody loves fat jokes -- except fat people."
* This is the default insult of the film review blog Soiled Sinema.
* ''WebAnimation/SailorMoonAbridged'' makes BigEater Serena/Sailor Moon a frequent target of this.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', Randall is so jealous at how popular T.J. (who's pretty chubby) is, which makes him pull a IJustWantToBeYou mixed with KickTheDog rant to him, which includes this trope.
-->'''Randall''': Look at you! You're fat, you're ugly, you wear that filthy jacket... but everyone wants to play with you!
** Mikey can be a target of this as well. (Randall's "humor" routine in one episode uses Mikey's weight as the constant punchline.)
** In "The Ratings Game", out of all characters, ''Gretchen'' becomes a target of this trope by a group of tall, skinny fifth or sixth grade girls. What makes it funny was that Gretchen was even skinnier than them!
* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', the Scotsman's wife is ''so'' sensitive about her weight, that when the Master of the Hunt called her fat, she knocked him out, and then demolished his ''entire'' robot army. By herself. Unarmed. (By the way, when Jack made the mistake of saying she was "large", she got angry again, and he fled in fear, likely the ''only'' time he ''ever'' did that. How was she kidnapped in the first place? [[FridgeLogic Who knows?]]) In a later episode (when she wasn't around) the Scotsman made a joke about her weight to Jack, but then quickly added, "But don' tell 'er that, [[CallBack ya know how she is!]]"
* On ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark,'' the other boys say it to [[FatBastard Cartman]] all the time. Sort of petty, but then, pointing out [[TokenEvilTeammate all]] [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain his]] [[ManipulativeBastard other]] [[TheSociopath faults]] doesn't really phase him.
** In "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000," everybody started doing this to [[TheGenericGuy Clyde]], because [[InformedAttribute apparently]] he's the fattest kid after Cartman's taken to juvie.
** "Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers" presents a rare case when you sort of cheer for this: [[{{Goth}} Henrietta]] is always nasty and insulting to her mother, who [[StepfordSmiler just sort of smiles and takes it]]. In this episode it finally seems like Henrietta has stopped, which makes her mom very happy. At the very end Henrietta unleashes a new torrent of insults and her mother, after a moment of confusion, snaps "Fatty!" and leaves the room.
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