Professor Slammed For Fat-Shaming
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No one is immune to the all-seeing eye of Twitter, not even fat-shaming NYU professors.
Geoffrey Miller, a professor of evolutionary psychology at the University of New Mexico and a visiting professor at NYU Stern Business School, found this out the hard way over the weekend after sending out a controversial tweet regarding PhD applicants.
The tweet, since deleted but preserved by New York Magazine, read, "Dear obese PhD applicants: If you don't have the willpower to stop eating carbs, you won't have the willpower to do a dissertation. #truth."
The backlash was predictably harsh. Jay Rosen, Miller's NYU colleague, was one of several people to call Miller out on his comment, reports The Atlantic. Critics also dug up some of Miller's past opinions on Chinese eugenics, as well as a series of tweets from early May where Miller said if Americans "all ate Paleo diets and did CrossFit, mental and physical health would soar."
Before making his Twitter profile private, the
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