ETA: A lot of you are missing the point. This was not supposed to be a debate on what causes people to become over weight. The point was, we don't know these women, or their backgrounds, and just because their overweight does not give us the right to judge or treat these women poorly.
I'm a little shocked by the excessive bashing towards overweight people. Before you accuse me of being a butt hurt woman that suffers from being overweight - I'm not. I'm perfectly average.
There are many reasons people are overweight that have nothing to do with being lazy or excessive eating. Here's a short, non-inclusive list that can happen to anyone:
4. Thyroid issues
5. Slow metabolism or other genetic issues
6. Lack of exercise due to disability
7. Eating disorders
My point is - these women are still people. They are mothers, daughters, wives, girlfriends, sisters, friends. I know you can hide behind a computer screen and that makes the bashing seem okay - but it doesn't. These are REAL people behind the other computers. I hope you don't teach your children to say such things, and I hope that if your children experience some factors that contribute to being overweight, you aren't as heartless towards them as you are towards strangers.
Also - adding "Not to be rude, I'm really curious" doesn't make it any less rude.
That's all - have a great day.