Is the term “Glutard” offensive?

I think its really important to have a good sense of humor and not take things to seriously, especially when it comes to myself (although sometimes I still do). But there is something about the term “glutard” that just doesn’t sit right with me.

Actually, the word makes me cringe whenever I hear it. Maybe it’s because the term phonetically sounds like the word retard, or maybe its because “glutard” is essentially the glutenization of the word retard. In my book, modifying an offensive word doesn’t make it any less offensive.

Either way I’m not 100% comfortable with the use of a term that’s root word has a history of use for the dehumanizing of those with different physical appearances and different perceived capabilities.

While I don’t think glutard is hate speech or as derogatory as the word retard, I do think we can do better. What do you think?

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