Doug Polk Annoys Veronica Brill by Mocking the Sports Illustrated Cover Woman1 month ago
Rich white men really are experts at everything https://t.co/HLIyrs7CSf— Veronica Brill (@Angry_Polak) May 17, 2022
Polk's fat-shaming remarks could not have come at a worse moment, considering the current public debate about why there are not more women in the game.
Recently, we reported the tale of Natalie Hof Ramos almost being raped at the European Poker Tour in Monte Carlo. Her courageous admissions were followed by a plethora of different horrific stories involving women in poker.
Polk continued with his body-shaming remarks, stating:
Being obese is a choice, and it will harm your quality of life significantly. It will make your life more difficult physically day to day, and will have long term health impacts on your body.— Doug Polk (@DougPolkVids) May 17, 2022
This is not healthy and it isn't beautiful.
If he believed that his tweet would be a passing remark, viewed and forgotten immediately, he was in for a shocker.
"Imagine being a man tweeting about a woman you don't think is hot and trashing her size…when reproductive rights are under threat. What is the connection between these two things? CONTROL."
Is she your next heads up opponent?— Jennifer Shahade (@JenShahade) May 17, 2022
Because this opinion is such trash it must be talk.
(Damn, Yumi is 🔥🔥🔥) https://t.co/2yKPsE5WRj
Polk enraged not just Veronica Brill and women in poker, but even Matt Berkey, who shared several male copies of identical covers, none of which Polk felt fit to bring out as a problem.
Does ESPN suffice? Tbf these editions aren't as sexualized as SI swimsuit, also fat shaming a man generally comes from other men and is super easy to dismiss given we don't get held to similar standards. pic.twitter.com/VfyotPOPHK— Matt Berkey (@berkey11) May 17, 2022
However, when he moved the goalposts a little bit, the "Godmother of UK poker," Donna Morton, was there to catch him out.
So now younare changing the script instead of fat shaming a woman you are now on about heart disease! Sorry but anyone can get heart disease. You don't have to be fat to get it. Also being fit and healthy doesn't prevent heart attacks etc.— Donna Morton (@darkangel709) May 17, 2022
Polk, who isn't exactly renowned for admitting when he's gone too far, seems set on doubling down. His heinous statements demonstrate that women who do not meet society's conventional beauty standards go through fat-shaming regularly.
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