I have once again been reminded how little many of his fans know about Greg and his views and I think that’s problematic. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen bananas extremely shocked when presented with one part of Greg’s behavior they had no idea about and I don’t know how many bananas I’ve seen turn against Greg when enlightened about his appalling views and statements. With that in mind I wish more bananas would become aware of who he really is and make an actual informed decision when it comes to supporting Greg and in what way.
This time it is in regards to the skinny pact he made with his ex-wife. I saw some comments on Greg’s Facebook posts (they tend to be hilarious, even his own fans make the most spot on comments) and a lot of people sincerely believed that the skinny pact was something we “haters” have made up to make Greg look bad, such as here:
This is of course not the truth and it is indeed correct that Greg made a skinny pact with is ex wife, although I don’t blame bananas for getting defensive and claiming we make things up since that is what Greg’s own defense usually consists of. There is never too late to learn of the things Greg has done and to change your mind but it is also perfectly fine to simply not agree with everything he says and does (even if Greg doesn’t allow that) yet still like some of his content. Anyway, here it is, the infamous skinny-pact-video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY6u73rgOCM
In case you don’t want to watch it, I’ll quote the part that is relevant to this post:
The other agreement is that we will stay skinny, and I don’t want to offend any fat people needlessly… uhm… But here’s the thing: For us it’s really hard to maintain attraction for each other when we know that that person is intentionally, consciously, letting themselves go. Uhm… If it’s out of our control and we’re trying - okay, that’s not as big of a deal. But if we’re being so disrespectful as to… forget, the necessity uhm… that is physical attraction as far as love-making and so forth uhm… then… that is to say that your own needs, your own desires, are more important than that other person and thus you don’t really care that much about the marriage… Or at least not as much as you care about yourself. (*sigh*)
I’ve noticed that a lot of people, when they get married, let themselves go and that is something that I have feared in, uhm, getting married myself. That either I or she will let ourselves go.
This video is still up on his channel and in this video he also encourages his viewers to have the same agreement with their partner. As you can see, us “haters” didn’t make this up. There’s no need to make things up when it comes to Greg, he does a perfect job providing asshatery and ignorance on his own.
The particular facebook comments I showed were on this post of his:
So why not quickly comment on this as well. This is pretty funny coming from him. In the video where he presented us with the skinny pact he clearly shows that he is so obsessed with looks that if his wife would gain weight he fears their marriage wouldn’t survive.This guy doesn’t just care about looks, he is obsessed with looks.
He doesn’t just not like his partner being overweight, he actually fears a possible outcome where his partner gains weight (that’s the word he used himself). And this isn’t for health reasons (after all weight gain isn’t unhealthy by nature, it can be both healthy and unhealthy). The reason for this pact is solely and simply for him to be able to feel attraction towards her. As he says, if she would gain weight she would put her needs before her husband’s (his) need to feel aroused. And somehow that would be wrong of her… ?
I’ve never encountered anyone who cares so much about looks as this guy does.
One may argue that this video is old, and yes it is however I would then wonder why is it still on his channel if he doesn’t agree with it anymore? Why does he have a video on his channel where he encourages viewers to have a skinny pact with their partner if he would now be against the idea? If he found the idea problematic, why would he keep the video uploaded? The day he removes that video and stops reiterating the same or similar ideas is when I’ll consider not holding it against him anymore.