We should expect this in a Canadian university, but even this takes the biscuit – Carleton University have removed its scales in the campus gym for fear of upsetting people.
University authorities have defended their move by saying that people should focus on other ways to measure their health and to “shift the focus away from weight”.
One student backed this, proclaiming that “scales are very triggering. I think people are being insensitive because they simply don’t understand”.
We suspect that like their American cousins, Canadians are very fat. Grizzly bears look emaciated by comparison.