649 users online (78 members and 571 guests)  


The Killing Season - Websleuths

Websleuths News


Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    115

    Eating McDonalds makes you fat!

    In the interview with Peter Boyles and Linda Wilcox she said that she was going to take the kids out for some food and she knew that JonBenet loved McDonalds so she asked her did she want to go and JonBenet looked at her stone cold and said "Eating McDonalds makes you fat!" What would make a 6 year old child say that? Especially a child who loved McDonalds? What did she know about what foods made her fat and what foods didnt? I know on the show 'Toddlers and Tiaras' they have those kids drinking pop with caffeine in it, eating Pixie sticks to stay awake and going as far as giving them Botox injections and fake tan sprays. It wouldnt be surprising if Patsy had JonBenet on a diet.
    Aunt Pam: JonBenet why don't you put your shoes on? JonBenet: Because I want to feel the rhythm of the earth under my feet.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    30,910
    Quote Originally Posted by Shanny View Post
    In the interview with Peter Boyles and Linda Wilcox she said that she was going to take the kids out for some food and she knew that JonBenet loved McDonalds so she asked her did she want to go and JonBenet looked at her stone cold and said "Eating McDonalds makes you fat!" What would make a 6 year old child say that? Especially a child who loved McDonalds? What did she know about what foods made her fat and what foods didnt? I know on the show 'Toddlers and Tiaras' they have those kids drinking pop with caffeine in it, eating Pixie sticks to stay awake and going as far as giving them Botox injections and fake tan sprays. It wouldnt be surprising if Patsy had JonBenet on a diet.

    I taught my own child from a toddler on up that fast food was unhealthy and taught how to eat healthy. McDonalds is CRAP. I see more wrong with allowing a child to believe it's healthy than a mom telling her child it makes people fat. I told my own, it's okay every once in awhile when we're desparate & on the road. as long as it's a very rare occurance.


    Nosy by Nature and a Websleuther by choice

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    dirty south
    Posts
    1,642
    Sorry, I lurk on these threads here and there, but I am also in the camp that would warn their kids about fast food. It's not about making them self conscious, but about emphasizing that food is fuel for your body, and treats (ala McDonalds) are to be consumed in moderation. I'n not anti McDonalds, just pro moderation and knowledge. I don't think I would flat out say "it makes you fat," but I would make sure she knew the distinction between treats and a healthy diet. For all we know, Jon Benet could have heard it not from Patsy, but one of her beauty pageant friends, whose parents passed it on to them. Just a thought

    FWIW, I work for a grant funded organization and some of the staff are required to teach about healthy choices and now to read nutritional info/make healthy choices to kids as young as five and six. They also teach the dangers of an unhealthy diet.

    That said, I think it is totally possible that a child in the beauty pageant circuit had a stage mom who put them on a "diet." I don't condone it for the sake of making the child physically "attractive" or causing them to feel self conscious, but I see no harm in keeping your child on a healthy diet and encouraging vegetables, physical activity, unprocessed foods, etc. Provided the motives are right, I think it is great. I just think teaching moderation is great too...treats once in a while are fun, and can help kids understand balance
    "A true artist will always be open minded because that's their responsibility." - Lee Quinones

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    In the Federal Witness Protection Program
    Posts
    8,022
    Quote Originally Posted by Shanny View Post
    In the interview with Peter Boyles and Linda Wilcox she said that she was going to take the kids out for some food and she knew that JonBenet loved McDonalds so she asked her did she want to go and JonBenet looked at her stone cold and said "Eating McDonalds makes you fat!" What would make a 6 year old child say that? Especially a child who loved McDonalds? What did she know about what foods made her fat.
    She knew whatever her mother taught her. What would make a 6-year old say that? Her mother. Not that I disagree with the premise. But I used to tell my own daughter that it wasn't food that should be eaten a lot because too much of it wasn't good for us. That goes for adults too, and I happen to love it. But it's few and far between for me. (I'd rather White Castle burgers anyway).
    Patsy's emphasis, as always, was on the way JB looked. To be "fat" was a horrible thing to her, I suppose, so that is what she focused on, not the "unhealthiness" of the food.
    I have to say that the kids' menu options have improved over the years. They have long offered milk instead of soda, and now offer sliced apples instead of fries. I don't know what was available in 1996, but back in the '70s, there were no healthier choices there. I used to have my daughter eat the burger without the bun and she never got the fries.
    THIS time, we get it RIGHT!

    This post is my constitutionally-protected opinion. Please do not copy or take it anywhere else.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Tulsa OK
    Posts
    144
    In the big picture, this is a non-issue as to who killed JonBenet. Even if Patsy made comments such as "McD's makes you fat" to JB, does any rational person see that as connected to Patsy killing her?

    FWIW, I believe Patsy DID do it, in a heated moment after bed wetting or JB smarting off -- but as a woman who lived though and overcame a life threatening eating disorder, it pains me to see a syllogistic link like this. My own (naturally skinny) mom made similarly hurtful comments about my weight and I cannot fathom a link between her uneducated remarks & me dying at her hand. Just my take, for what it's worth....

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    In the Federal Witness Protection Program
    Posts
    8,022
    Patsy's remarks about McDonald's aren't meant as an indication she killed JB. They are meant to show just how seriously she took JB's appearance. Emphasizing that fast food makes you "fat" rather than fast food is unhealthy. Patsy died a little CHILD's hair- and had her eyes made blue in photos (as if her own pretty green eyes were not pretty ENOUGH). Because according to her, green eyes and light brown hair are just not as GOOD (or marketable) enough as blonde hair and blue eyes. JB was a naturally very pretty child. Sad, really.
    Patsy's friends had noticed the disturbing trend Patsy was exhibiting as far as JB was concerned. They called it "this Mega-JonBenet thing" and were planning an "intervention" with Patsy before the murder.

    I always wonder what the kids on the "Toddlers & Tiaras" show will think as they grow up and maybe are not so pretty anymore. For many of them, heredity will be their destiny. They are too little now to worry that their own hair and looks are not pretty enough. The hair extensions alone are enough to make me sick. Add in the flippers (false teeth for kids who have lost their 2 front teeth) and the adult make up and the photoshopped publicity photos- the little girls who appear in the pageant booklets look VERY different from the little girls on an average school day.
    It is as if their natural childhood beauty just isn't good enough.
    THIS time, we get it RIGHT!

    This post is my constitutionally-protected opinion. Please do not copy or take it anywhere else.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    10,493
    I have to add it was clear from the photos that Patsy had JB, a little baby girl, slim down. She went from normal little girl cute body size, to slimmer, sleek, and she was only 6.

    Unless I have included a link, it is my opinion and only my opinion that I am expressing.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    3,579
    Or she could have undergone a growth spurt. My grandsons, bulk up a tiny bit, right before they grow. They are a healthy weight at all times, but look skinny right after a growth spurt.
    ___________________

    "This Time We Get It Right!"
    If you can read this, thank a teacher, if it's in English, thank a soldier!
    If I forget to mention it. Everything I post is my opinion, right or wrong, good or bad.
    If you have questions about Rebecca Zahaus death, please watch this:http://websleuths.com/forums/showpos...00&postcount=1

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    560
    The fact that she dyed JonBenet's hair was bad enough....But wasn't 'Blonde' also the only description Patsy gave in the initial 911 call, other than her age? IIRC, she said ...'a little Blonde...', and I felt a tinge of pride in Patsy's voice. Her perfect blonde child.
    It just felt weird to me, but of course, that whole call gets my radar going anyway. I guess it only bothered me b/c JonBenet hadn't been blonde all that long.....and her mother was so much about appearances....ugh.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    In the Federal Witness Protection Program
    Posts
    8,022
    I think she mentioned "she's blonde" more than once, too.
    THIS time, we get it RIGHT!

    This post is my constitutionally-protected opinion. Please do not copy or take it anywhere else.


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    115
    Thank you DeeDee249. I didnt make this thread to bash Patsy or say who I think killed JonBenet. I was just wondering was JonBenet's looks, pageants and staying thin THAT important to where she had to give up her favorite food to stay slim? JonBenet's mother probably did tell her that eating McDonalds can make you fat but thats a little extreme. I can understand if Patsy told JonBenet "Now I know you love McDonalds but eating too much MdDonalds or eating it everyday can make you fat" but having McDonalds as a treat every once in a while will not make you fat. I cant remember which book I read it from but it said that Patsy use to make JonBenet drink alot of water everyday because it was "good for her skin." What 6 year old cares about her skin? That maybe the reason why JonBenet wet the bed from Patsy having her drink alot of water.
    Aunt Pam: JonBenet why don't you put your shoes on? JonBenet: Because I want to feel the rhythm of the earth under my feet.



Similar Threads

  1. Darcy the cow visits McDonalds Drive thru...
    By Portabella in forum News that makes you smile!
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-25-2012, 07:49 PM
  2. McDonalds Attempted Robbery? I don't know!
    By SeriouslySearching in forum Crimes in the News
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-13-2007, 12:55 PM
  3. Woman Sues McDonalds Over Bloody Fry Bag
    By NewMom2003 in forum Bizarre and Off-Beat News
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-16-2006, 11:59 PM
  4. Ann McDonald delivers baby AT MCDONALDS
    By blueclouds in forum Bizarre and Off-Beat News
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-17-2005, 01:04 AM