Ahahahaha this so sarcastic oh my god I love it. Also, um, I don’t wanna hate on your hate or anything, but you totally forgot Sybil.
However, one can both have amazing fat characters and make fatphobic remarks. Likewise, Pratchett’s use of the dwarves breaking out of their gender
binary uni-nary doesn’t negate his transphobic remarks. You see?
I think perhaps the issue here is the dual, nuanced meanings of words like fatphobic. One can be fatphobic, in a momentary sense, without being a fatphobic person, in the continual, constant, consistent sense. You’ve understood it to mean he was a consistently fatphobic person, whose fatphobia influenced every choice relating to fat people and characters that he made. However, the point that was being made was that he made fatphobic remarks, and, therefore, in those various, numerous moments, he was fatphobic (momentary use of the adjective).
Arguing over whether the positive depictions of fat characters and the negative, fatphobic remarks balance out, or make Pratchett fatphobic overall (which he might be - I’m not qualified to decide) seems to me to be much less important than acknowledging that while Agnes and Nanny and Sybil are wonderful, he did undeniably make fatphobic remarks, he was fatphobic, and the presence of the former doesn’t mean discussion of the latter isn’t crucial and important.