Link: Jack Sandlin’s Fat-Shaming Tweet

Indiana Sen Jack E Sandlin fat shame tweet

Credit: Vic Ryckaert and Chelsea Schneider , IndyStar
Indiana Sen. Jack E. Sandlin is facing a social media backlash for a Facebook post that called the masses gathered for last weekend’s Women’s March “fat women out walking.”

Sandlin, a Republican, took down the message but not before screenshots had been widely shared on Facebook and Twitter.

The post appeared Sunday and showed a photo of protesters, many in pink hats and carrying signs, with the words “In one day Trump got more fat women out walking than Michelle Obama did in 8 years” — referencing the former First Lady’s campaign against obesity. An estimated 4,500 people in Indianapolis and an estimated 500,000 in Washington, D.C., participated in marches over the weekend.

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