Over on the [WiiFitChat] Blog, someone has posted an article stated that some poor little 10 year old was “devastated” after the game her [she was overweight]. Now I’m going to hold my tongue here for a moment but only add that after that state that after the above post some Tam Fry, an Obesity expert, has gone on the record stating:
“I’m absolutely aghast that children are being told they are fat. BMI is far from perfect but with children it simply should not be used.
A child’s BMI can change every month and it is perfectly possible for a child to be stocky, yet still very fit. I would be very concerned if children were using this game and I believe it should carry a warning for parents.”
Now, Nintendo has apologised for any offence the game might have caused thus far, but has refused to place a warning on the game so far.
OK.. looks like the community needs yet another reality check. First off the WiiFit is a game. Yes it helps to get you moving so you aren’t just sitting on your ass which will help you to loose weight, but it’s a game none the less. If you’re 10 year old is believing a VIDEO GAME over YOU. Then you’re 10 year old has some other personal esteem issues other then just being called fat. Tell the kid it’s a game not a fitness expert. it’s only as smart as the programmers that created it.