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Column Attacks Anti-Tan Motivations

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

“Let’s be real. We’re going after Patricia Krentcil not because we’re concerned for her or her daughter’s health and safety, we’re going after her for the same reasons we always go after people — because she looks different and behaves a bit quirky. Let’s stop hiding behind hypocrisy and ‘good sounding arguments’ and call it what it is. It’s not concern for their well being — it’s entertainment, it’s bullying and it’s very disappointing to see.” — Motivational Speaker Joel Waldron.

Waldron argues that much-hyped “Tan Mom” Krentcil is being demonized as a bad parent because of her tan appearance, but that parents who harbor actual vices — drinking or overeating, which subject children to real dangers — are not demonized. To read the essay click here.