Broad brushing obesity as a disease, with deep roots, that needs government response and shows like TBL make it seem like it's out of people's hands, too hard basket, let's just eat ourselves and let our kids eat themselves into an early grave.
Self determination, taking responsibility and doing the hard yards are possible for many overweight and obese people. Not everyone who makes poor dietary and exercise choices needs a label as diseased.
Yes, there are a portion of people who have medications or a medical reason, who have an ED, who are uneducated. But this is not the whole population, we can and should take responsibility for ourselves, at the end of the day it's still going to require the same process, denying yourself food you want, making time to exercise and being consistent.
There was a thread a while ago about schools making rules around what food can be sent in lunch boxes and many people were outraged feeling they should be able to send what they want, that treats were their choice and not a problem, that their child only at x, that they had no time to make food. This is an example of a program that is attempting to improve the food kids eat at school and people get up in arms about it. And yet when we are discussing obesity it's all, it's a disease, you can't just tell people to eat less, there needs to be a government response (which I think there does along the lines of a sugar tax and education in schools).