Candy shop owner: Obese customers get free fudge on Fat Tuesday

A Missouri candy shop is raising some eyebrows on this Fat Tuesday.

The Route 66 Candy Shoppe in Waynesville is giving away free fudge to obese customers Tuesday.

The only people that can get free fudge are those weighing more than 300 pounds.

Since announcing the promotion on Facebook, some people have said the whole gimmick is offensive.

Shop Owner Charley Dill says that wasn't his intent. "We're not trying to make a statement or do anything to offend anyone, we just thought it was a way to invite people to come in and have a good laugh."

Dill says this is just one of many promotions the store plans to offer to get people talking.

The shop just opened last month.