PuckDaddy- Kevin Schroeder weighed 358 pounds. His stomach was 5-feet around. The act was entertaining. His lifestyle was anything but healthy.
So the 44-year-old fan decided to make a life change. According to the Columbus Dispatch, he used a meal service that prepared healthy portions. He hit the gym, sometimes twice a day. He went to support groups.
The result? He’s dropped over 160 pounds this year. And he debuted his new body at the Jackets’ home opener on Thursday night.
Unbelievable. Just unbelievable. The second you think you know someone they just turn around and stab everything they've ever stood for right in the back. 'Dancing Kevin' - the man that made publicly embracing your fatness okay for fat people - just spit right in the face of the fat community.
And I'm not saying I am not happy for our old friend Kev. I am glad that he came to the realization that he was going to die in his 50's and decided to put the work in to shed the weight. Rather, I'm disappointed that he just body shamed the people he used to be the face of by implying that there's something wrong with being over 300 pounds. Everyone whooping it up and showering him with praise like he's more a valuable person now that he can see his dick without a well placed mirror. It's like they don't even realize that there's thousands of Ohioans that used him as an inspiration to feel comfortable taking their shirt off before going in the swimming pool.
Again, his health SHOULD be the biggest concern and it should be celebrated. It just shouldn't be unnecessarily broadcasted. This is basically the equivalent of the former town drunk showing up to his local watering hole and making every stammering boozehound feel bad about their life decisions by showing off his 'One Year Clean' token from AA. Kevin was a role model for overweight Blue Jackets fans, so him flashing his brand new biceps on camera is essentially the same thing as him showing up to a game in a Penguins jersey. He used to proudly represent a people that needed the self esteem boost that his uncovered belly provided them. Now he's flexing on those people as their heads sink lower into their double chins. He wasn't wrong for losing the weight, but watching him parade his new bod around certainly doesn't feel right.
Life expectancy? Skinny Kevin
Entertainment value? Fat Kevin...in a landslide...