But regarding the insults that have been hurled across the playground of the Atlantic, it’s amusing to see that Europe has increasingly been calling America, in print, art and cinema, a “big fat meanie”.
There’s more to be said about the politics of flab, who has it, who doesn’t, and what it means, but while I assemble the argument, I thought I’d share a couple of bits of evidence.
The first came via email with the caption After a two year visit to the United States, Michelangelo’s David is returning to Italy
The second comes from the excellent Triplets of Belleville, which I had occasion to watch again last week.
More on the cultural politics of fat when I get a moment…