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You know you've gone a little overboard when the man who invented the idea of a tax on Twinkies thinks that your efforts to combat obesity are too extreme.

In Mississippi this week, three state legislators proposed legislation to prohibit restaurants from serving food to obese people. The Twinkie Taxer himself, Yale's Kelly Brownell, was not amused:

"It would be hard to concoct something more ridiculous," says Kelly Brownell, director of Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. "This brings bias against obese individuals to a new and appalling level."

Brownell joins a broad (ha!) coalition opposing the bill which includes PeTA, nutritionists, fat people, and me.

Via CCF and alert reader P.B.M.