Anderson Cooper, Fatphobia, and Trump

Anderson Cooper (viewer’s left) stirred up some controversy on the internet recently with remarks about Trump

Anderson Cooper, famous for being a television journalist, stirred up some controversy recently with his remarks about Trump. Specifically, he described Trump as “an obese turtle on his back, flailing in the hot sun”. This made different communities online outraged, screaming he was being “fatphobic” by claiming Trump to be “obese” as an insult (despite how the metaphor described a reptile rather than a human).