I'm heavy... I've been obese and right now I am working to take control of my fitness and my health. I will never be skinny though. I'm just not built that way. Even if I get down to solid muscle head to toe I won't be thin, I will always have broad shoulders and wide hips. I can't actually say that I really noticed a big difference in the way people treated me when I was a size 22-24 and now at a size 14. I never felt like people were looking at me like "OMG look at that fat chick." Maybe they were and I just never cared to notice. Even at my heaviest I was still engaging people with a Smile or a Hello and people responded in kind and it's the same way I feel people respond now. BUT I know people have some serious body image issues. I don't think there is anything wrong with a company marketing towards a certain demographic whether it be plus sized clothing or regular sized clothing (although I am mad that Lane Bryant doesn't carry bras under a size 38 LOL I LIKE THEIR BRAS and don't want to get a different brand) BUT... this guy is just a petty bully and bullying should not be tolerated. it shouldn't be treated as "well, he's just an opinion so lets go on our merry way". Now I don't think we need to go picketing his stores or anything but I see nothing wrong with the public outrage against a bully. I wish more people would be vocal about bullying being wrong and maybe our kids in school wouldn't be expected to put up with being tortured by bullies.