I’ll Show You How To Do This, Son: Al Sharpton Offers To Help Gov. Chris Christie Lose Weight

February 7, 2013  |  

Source: WENN

Al Sharpton and Governor Chris Christie are almost always on opposite ends of the political spectrum, so it came as somewhat of a surprise when Sharpton offered to lend a helping hand to the New Jersey governor.

During this past Tuesday’s episode of PoliticsNation, the activist praised Christie for his ability to kick back and poke fun at himself, even when it came to a subject as sensitive as his weight, during his humorous appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman.

“Now I don’t agree with much of Christie’s politics, but he’s real. He can make fun of himself and he’s not afraid to do the right thing,” Sharpton said.

He went on to say that rigid Republicans should take a lesson from Christie and lighten up, in addition to saying that if the Governor was ever serious about shedding some of the excess weight, he knows a guy who can get him on the right track.

“Governor, if you’re ever serious about dieting, I know a guy you can get some advice from. Call me,” Sharpton said, before queuing a throwback photo of himself in his heavier days.

Considering how high tension has been running between Democrats and Republicans lately, I think it’s great to see these guys not at each other’s throats. Although Sharpton was joking about getting together with Christie to formulate a diet plan, you could tell there was a small ounce of seriousness in his voice. I would love to see these two get together as Sharpton helps Christie reach his weight loss goal; especially since Chris has been speaking out pretty candidly regarding his struggle with losing weight and overeating.

“If you talked to anybody who has struggled with their weight, what they would tell you is ‘every week, every month, every year, there’s a plan… Sometimes I’m successful, and other times I’m not. And sometimes, periods of great success are followed by periods of great failure,” expressed Christie to a reporter.

“I weigh too much because I eat too much.”

Check out footage of Sharpton offering Governor Christie weight loss advice on the following page.

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  • Cakester

    Al Sharpton looks like Sonic the hedgehog… he needs to gain a little back to his body so it can be proportionate to his head….

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  • Darvis Simms

    The thing that Governor Christie should be concerned about is his health. How many people do you know who are obese live much past their 60s? Check the CDC stats and you will see that obesity trims more than 10 years off the average person’s lifespan.


    It’s funny to me that the same people who will tear down a woman will turn around and defend a man who is receiving the same type of comments.

  • Sagittarius81

    They just now complaining about his weight? I mean if this man wants to lose weight, that will be GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S choice only.

  • GalaxyEmpress

    People really need to get a life and leave this man alone about his weight, mind your own business!!!!

  • Guest

    If Christie has any plans to run for POTUS, then he should shape up period!!!

  • Nunya

    We’ve seen a lot of people who defended their weight over the years and ultimately had to lose it, whether they were Chris Christie’s size or another….people like Monique, Jennifer Hudson, Star Jones, Tyra Banks, Oprah (off and on), Anthony Anderson, etc. The difference is, the majority of these people are women. If Chris Christie was a woman carrying all that weight and people were criticizing, no one would even blink. But because he’s a man, somehow it’s supposed to be acceptable.

  • realadulttalk

    Considering Al looks like he has something terminal…please don’t!!!

  • SheBe

    Didn’t Sharpton starve himself in jail though or something like that? I like Gov. Christie. His weight is his problem and no one else’s.

  • nick

    I’m tired of Al Sharpton puttin his 2cents into everybodies coin purse! Christie’s cool, n if he’s ok with himself then I’m ok with him. We all need to be health conscious but everybody’s not made to be skinny. Stop paying attention to how much is on his plate and start lookin at how he does his JOB!

    • Ajavee

      I agree Nick. I hate when people give unsolicited advice.