Candy shop gives away free fudge for only those over 300 lbs

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MISSOURI – A candy shop in Missouri is embracing the term “Fat Tuesday.” The route 66 Candy Shoppe in Waynesville is giving away free fudge to obese customers. 

It’s only for those weighing more than 300 lbs. 

Since announcing the promotion on Facebook, some have said the gimmick is offensive. 

The shop owner Charley Dill says that wasn’t his intent. 

“We’re not trying to make a statement or do anything to offend anyone, we just thought it was a way to invite people to come in and have a good laugh.”

The owner says this is just one of many promotions the store plans to offer to get people talking.

The shop just opened in February.