Speaking on a story in the New York Daily News about rising Mexican obesity rates, right wing radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh cracked a joke today which quite efficiently managed to be both racist and insensitive to the overweight at the same time:
"What does this mean for illegal immigration? Well, we gotta relate it to one of the hot issues. 70% of Mexicans are morbidly obese. 70%. You would think they'd be easily spottable if they tried to illegally enter the United States. And if they're coming across the border with a couple of Happy Meals in hand or whatever it's probably a dead giveaway."
Limbaugh, who has a rare disorder called Ironius Adversius that renders its victims unable to detect irony, is pictured below:
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