Woman hands out obesity letters instead of candy for Halloween
NORTH DAKOTA - Instead of handing out candy, a woman called into a radio station, saying she plans to pass out letters to trick-or-treaters she feels are “moderately obese.”
How do you say killjoy?
“I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight,” said the woman, who identified herself only as Cheryl, during an interview with WDAY-FM radio in Fargo.
“I think it’s just really irresponsible of parents to just sort of send them out looking for free candy just ’cause all of the other kids are doing it,” she said.
Since news of such a Halloween plan went viral, people have called CNN affiliate KXJB-TV questioning whether the story is a hoax, according to the station.
But “Rat,” WDAY-FM’s morning co-host, told CNN it was definitely not a radio station stunt. “The woman Cheryl did call into our show,” he said. “We have been unable to get her back on the phone.”
It remains unclear if the woman truly plans to hand out obesity letters or if this was all a prank.