Opinion: North Dakota woman to hand out letters, not candy, to trick-or-treaters she deems ‘obese'

Like the Grinch who stole Christmas, a North Dakota woman has become a holiday kill-joy with opinions not wanted, or warranted.

The woman, who is remaining anonymous (for good reason), plans to hand out letters, not candy, to trick-or-treaters she deems "obese.”

Yes, you read that correctly. She plans to take a joyous holiday for children and turn it into some kind of real-life nightmare for kids she thinks are fat.

The letter first appeared through social media after the woman called into a radio station, Y-94, to voice her opinion on the matter.

"I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight... I think it's just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just 'cause all the other kids are doing it," she said in the Y-94 morning radio interview.

Well I would like to send you a message: How dare you.

Overweight children are already the constant ridicule of bullies and an unfair skinny-society, but now you want to take a night children are supposed to remember for its happy memories and turn it into a night that may go down in their life history as the turning point for future therapy?

What a message to send to children who are probably already aware and self-conscious of their body image.

Like kids don't have enough pressures as is, let's take away the one day of the year they can be free and happy to be whomever they choose.

Will you also be handing out checks in the future, instead of candy, for the kids who develop eating disorders based on the humiliation they suffered from reading your letter?

My guess? You don't have kids. And thank goodness for that.

The full letter reads:

Happy Halloween and Happy Holidays Neighbor!

You are probably wondering why your child has this note; have you ever heard the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child"? I am disappointed in "the village" of Fargo Moorhead, West Fargo.

You child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season.

My hope is that you will step up as a parent and ration candy this Halloween and not allow your child to continue these unhealthy eating habits.

Thank you

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