Just when it appeared that American moral fabric couldn’t get any worse, it did. Donna Simpson already holds the honour of being the Guinness Book Of Records’ fattest woman to ever give birth. Now she’s after the record for the world’s most obese woman. Did we mention she gets her daughter to feed her? Can you say child abuse?
It took a team of 30 medics to deliver her daughter during a high-risk Caesarean birth almost five years ago.
And now the single mother-of-two, who eats over 15 000 calories a day to sustain her weight gain, struggles to get around and enlists the help of little Jacqueline to buy and prepare food for her.
Donna has always been plus sized. When she was 19 she met her first husband, who worked as a chef at a steak restaurant.
He worked night shifts and would come home at 02h00 or 03h00 and bring the leftovers with him.
We’d stay up and eat huge piles of steak, mashed potatoes, and gravy with butter. I started gaining weight quickly and my husband liked it.
He said I was sexier when I was bigger, and I felt happier too.
Now Simpson is attempting to hit the 460 kilogram mark and set the record for being the fattest woman alive.
And after splitting from long-term partner and feeder Philippe Gouamba, the 320 kilogram mother relies solely on Jacqueline to bring her food to help her reach her goal.
Donna pays for her R6 000 weekly shopping bills with profits from a website she has set up for “fat admirers” who pay to look at photographs of her eating.
She has 7 000 fans and makes R650 000 a year. Donna says she is looking for a new feeder to take the pressure off her young daughter.
When she first came across a website which celebrated obese women she didn’t reveal her true size, but when she did, emails flooded in from men who liked that sort of thing.
They sent me gifts through the post, like protein shakes to help me put on weight faster. I love eating and people love watching me eat.
It makes people happy, and I’m not harming anyone.
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