BOISE, ID – “When I hear the word Twinkie I think of?”
It was a well-meaning question for an Idaho middle school’s yearbook that invited a lot of harsh responses from teens and tweens.
Like one who responded: “I think of fat kids, wait is that going in the yearbook, oh no-no-no, I think of the minions from despicable me!”
And surprisingly, this and other responses made it into the yearbook.
Now, parents like Lee Howard are upset.
“It’s always still okay to still make fun of the fat person especially the fat chick,” Howard said. “It hurts. It hurts just as much.”
Her daughter was also angered and thinks the school is being hypocritical.