A British reality program to be filmed in Australia this winter will force fat children to hunt for food with Aborigines. In 'Fat Kids Can't Hunt' 10 fat youngsters will live with Aboriginal tribesmen in Australia for a month. 

If the children want to eat, they must follow the strict rules of the Aborigines, eating plants, grasses and fruits as well as trapping, killing and cooking any animals or insects they find. If they do not eat the bush tucker, they go hungry. Fat Kids Can't Hunt is designed to help overweight children tackle overeating problems.

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Do you think this reality show that makes overweight kids hunt for their food is unethical and cruel, or just a good way to get them thinking about how they eat?
A British reality program to be filmed in Australia this winter will force fat children to hunt for food with Aborigines. In `Fat Kids Can`t Hunt` 10 fat youngsters will live with Aboriginal tribesmen in Australia for a month.

If the children want to eat, they must follow the strict rules of the Aborigines, eating plants, grasses and fruits as well as trapping, killing and cooking any animals or insects they find. If they do not eat the bush tucker, they go hungry. Fat Kids Can`t Hunt is designed to help overweight children tackle overeating problems.

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15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/24/07 - 12:54:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
Who the hell watches this stuff? What, precisely, is so entertaining about watching fat kids losing weight?
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/24/07 - 12:56:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/24/2007 12:54:18 PM LuckyGirl992 wrote:
Who the hell watches this stuff? What, precisely, is so entertaining about watching fat kids losing weight?

The entertaining part is watching teh fat kids hunt for their food not loose weight.

I think it is mean but also quite useless. I pity people who'd go on that show. Go on a bloody diet and exercise.

15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/24/07 - 12:57:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
i'm not fat, but i want to go on that show!
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/24/07 - 1:02:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
The problem I have with this show is that the kids are FORCED to do it. If they were doing it of their own free will in an attempt to lose weight, I'd have no problem with it, but that's apparently not the case. It's unnecessarily cruel--at least give the kids a choice in the matter.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/24/07 - 1:09:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/24/2007 1:02:07 PM zysthaezia wrote:
The problem I have with this show is that the kids are FORCED to do it. If they were doing it of their own free will in an attempt to lose weight, I'd have no problem with it, but that's apparently not the case. It's unnecessarily cruel--at least give the kids a choice in the matter.

they force kids to go on the show?
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/24/07 - 1:12:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
^^"A British reality television program to be filmed in Australia this winter will FORCE fat children to hunt for food with Aborigines."

It sounds like it.

15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/24/07 - 1:32:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think that it sounds a little bit stupid. I wouldn't watch it but I guess it could make the kids think about food but I think it's also cruel.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/25/07 - 8:48:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
That's cruel and stupid.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/25/07 - 7:28:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/24/2007 1:12:23 PM zysthaezia wrote:
^^"A British reality television program to be filmed in Australia this winter will FORCE fat children to hunt for food with Aborigines." It sounds like it.

so the government gave the show authority to kidnap children and put them into the hands of the aborigines? the parents must be giving consent, in which case, the cruelty lies on the parents, not the show, if the kids don't want to go.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/25/07 - 8:13:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
It says force them to hunt, it doesn't say force them to sign up for the show. Unless the parents force the kids to do the show.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/25/07 - 8:28:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/24/2007 12:57:18 PM raisinman wrote:
i'm not fat, but i want to go on that show!

Yeah, screw the fat kids, I would love to spend a month in Australia living with Aborigines. That would be an experience that few people get to experience. They may not appreciate it or want to do it, but from my point of view the kids are being given an invaluable life experience.

15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/25/07 - 8:31:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/24/2007 1:12:23 PM zysthaezia wrote:
^^"A British reality television program to be filmed in Australia this winter will FORCE fat children to hunt for food with Aborigines." It sounds like it.

In Survivor, you are FORCED to vote someone off the island, but that doesn't mean the government conscripts people to go to remote islands and entertain the rest of the population. I think that the show is done with the consent of the parents. I personally find nothing cruel about it. What's so cruel about making kids work for their food?

15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/25/07 - 9:22:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
I absolutely agree, but I actually think the government should force kids to spend some time in the wilderness surviving on their own
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/26/07 - 1:58:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
Considering that I was overweight as a kid, it does especially bother me. Even though I got made fun of as a kid, my weight never really bothered me. I was in Gifted, always on A Honor Roll, and had tons of friends. I was otherwise healthy, and it was no big deal.
15 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/1/07 - 12:45:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think it would be a good experience for *any* child to see how other cultures survive. For that matter, any *adult* could benefit also. The part of losing weight and have people watch.. seems sort of humiliating to me.
15 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/1/07 - 12:50:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm ashamed to admit it, but I would probably be tempted to watch this out of morbid curiosity.

It's still humiliating and cruel, though. The heart of the problem is that the children need to lose weight and be healthy; I don't believe that humiliating someone is a good way of motivating them to do this.

15 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/1/07 - 2:48:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/1/2007 12:45:52 AM lindsey923 wrote:
I think it would be a good experience for *any* child to see how other cultures survive. For that matter, any *adult* could benefit also. The part of losing weight and have people watch.. seems sort of humiliating to me.

That sums up my thoughts pretty much.

15 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/1/07 - 9:13:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/25/2007 7:28:56 PM raisinman wrote:
On 4/24/2007 1:12:23 PM zysthaezia wrote: ^^"A British reality television program to be filmed in Australia this winter will FORCE fat children to hunt for food with Aborigines." It sounds like it. so the government gave the show authority to kidnap children and put them into the hands of the aborigines? the parents must be giving consent, in which case, the cruelty lies on the parents, not the show, if the kids don't want to go.

Who here actually said it was the SHOW that forced them.

I'm sure some of the parents are pretty much forcing them to do it though. Which is just as cruel really.

15 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/8/07 - 12:00:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think the meanest part is the name.... if it wasn't just for fat kids i don't think it would be a big deal...but that would kind of defeat the purpose i guess
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/9/07 - 9:40:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
Ahahahahahaha!!!!!!! Oh how i love british television :P...

This is going to make me laugh so much, im definately going to watch it.

Besides, viewing it would be funny, and the fat kids get healthier and go on a free holiday :) everybody wins.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/1/07 - 1:49:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't really think it's gonna help any kids lose weight once they get off the show. Unless these kids are going to go around cities hunting pigeons because they're high in protein.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/25/07 - 8:02:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
sounds like an awful show, wouldn't watch it just because it sounds rubbish, but it's right that they are actually teaching kids where food comes from. The amount of people I know who will only eat fish if it is filleted and covered in bread crumbs because they can't stand to see the fish's head/eyes, or wouldn't eat hog-roast because they can see that it's a pig they are eating, but are happy to eat vaccum packed pork, it's all abit hypocritical.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 8/12/07 - 12:57:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
God that sounds cruel
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 8/22/07 - 9:55:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/1/2007 12:45:52 AM lindsey923 wrote:
I think it would be a good experience for *any* child to see how other cultures survive. For that matter, any *adult* could benefit also. The part of losing weight and have people watch.. seems sort of humiliating to me.
I don't think it's that bad. At a certain point everyone has to take control of their own life. No one is forcing these kids to eat till they get huge(one hopes) and no one is forcing them to go on national TV. They probably want to do it. Besides, I was always humiliated to never be able to fit in the damn clothes at Wal-mart, but I was never humiliated about trying to better myself and be healthier. Lost 130 lbs and feeling great, thank you very much. Plus, if I'd had a chance to see other cultures up close and personal, I'd be all over that.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/28/07 - 8:16:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's good except the part that it's a TV show

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