After being unable to find a decent job because of their weight, four rotund girls found each other on the internet and decided to organize a band called 千斤组合 (qian jin zhu he) in 2007. We just found them this week. The name means thousand pounds band, but can be punned to also mean “daughters from noble families.”
The four girls are Xiao Yu, who weighs in at 110kg; Yang Hua, also 110kg; Little Q, at 140kg;and Xiao Yang, the heaviest at 175kg.
According to the four girls, they had been trying to find jobs for a long time, but all the companies they applied to rejected them one way or another. They felt the main reason was due to their weight. One member said “[They] discriminate against fat people. Which is why we started this band… to show them that overweight people can do even better!”
They also admitted they liked being the center of attention.
Their first single is Why bother if we are fat? (胖就胖吧), The band claims that all the lyrics are written themselves in an effort to express their feelings of being overweight in Chinese society.
If you’re fat, be fat – don’t care about what other people think
If you’re fat, be fat – as long as your heart still has dreams
I still want, I still want, I still want, I still want…
To sing it loudly “I’m fat and… the fatter I get, the cuter I am.”