Bill Maher: ‘Body Positivity’ Making Americans ‘Too Fat to Fight’ in Military

Comedian Bill Maher told his HBO “Real Time with Bill Maher” audience Friday that the U.S. military is finding it difficult to recruit soldiers because Americans are getting “too fat to fight,” thanks in part to the “body positivity” culture of “woke” social justice warriors.

“It’s literally a national security issue now,” Maher said. “Military recruitment is down by the most since the end of the draft because mainly 17- to 24-year-olds are too fat to fight.”

According to a New York Times article from September 2019, about 1 in 5 U.S. Navy sailors qualified as being “obese,” leading that branch of the service to curtail fried food and sugary drinks on its ships.

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