Nintendo has a few less fans in the South Of England after a ten year old girl’s copy of the popular game Wii Fit for the Nintendo Wii told her she’s “fat”:
The stepfather of the girl, who didn’t want to be named for her sake, said, “She is a perfectly healthy, 4-feet-9-inch-tall 10-year-old who swims, dances, and weighs only six stone. She is solidly built but not fat. She was devastated to be called fat and we had to work hard to convince her she isn’t.”
The family has now enlisted the assistance of the National Obesity Forum who assures the girl that she isn’t fat and wants a ban on kids playing the game.
Now I’m not a doctor, but six stone is 86 pounds. So if I punch those numbers into a BMI calcuator for kids, I come up with a BMI of 18.6 which makes her healthy according to the calculator. So I would be interested to see how the Wii Fit came to the conclusion that it did as I assume that it must do the math differently.
In the meantime, perhaps this girl and her partents should grow some thicker skin. After all, it’s just a freaking video game.