I agree. Not every overweight child (situation) should have 100% intervention.
This situation I believe is different.
You have almost complete public record of her life for the past 2 years.
And, even if this child has a serious disease that makes her gain weight faster then any one else on the planet (!) , you have proof of her mother continuing to provide a high fat, high cholesterol, high calorie, low nutrient diet.
I cant understand how she can watch her child almost suffocate trying to crawl across the living room, to hand her a whole pizza for a snack.
This makes me angry. ( not anyones responses! this parent and this situation)
Learning about nutrition is simple these days.
Learning about calorie content, ingredience on the labels, fat content, vitamin needs.... these are things anyone, and I do mean ANYONE can learn about and have a good grasp of easily..
I see no excuse for this mother to be doing this to her child.
To me, it is like making bacon and eggs for breakfast for the person who has high cholesterol.
It is like a sadistic , slow murder.
I agree with everything you wrote here- in fact- when I was talking about this case with my son, and he was trying to come up with reasons that maybe the mother wasn't so bad (he's always trying to see everyone's side) I said the same exact things.
It's also despicable that this mother has turned her daughter into a sideshow. It's one thing to have a child with an issue- but to call attention to that child and that issue continually- to the child's detriment and possible embarrassement- is cruel. I'm sure that's at least part of the reason she keeps "feeding" the problem. She doesn't want her ticket to fame to wither away.
That's the part of it that is as sickening as the constant inappropriate feeding.
And also that Maury Povich and whoever else profit off of this-if they simply wanted to help the little girl- they could- they don't have to broadcast her- that's just encouraging this mother.
Something is seriously wrong with this woman.