Bill Maher says ‘fat acceptance’ is now a NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE

Talk show host Bill Maher used his platform Friday night to rail against the fat acceptance movement — which he said has become a national security issue as obesity rates drive down military recruitment.

‘It’s literally a national security issue now,’ Maher said in the closing monologue of his show Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday night. ‘Military recruitment is down by the most since the end of the draft, because mainly 17 to 24 year olds are too fat to fight.’

He cited a 2019 New York Times article showing that about one-third of potential recruits are too overweight to enlist in the US military.

The article also noted that obesity rates in the Army, Air Fore and Marine Corps have doubled in less than a decade, while in the Navy, obesity rates have risen six-fold since 2011. 

Those rates could negatively impact ‘physical performance and military readiness,’ the authors of the Defense Department’s Medical Surveillance Monthly Report wrote at the time.

‘At some point,…

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