Yesterday, an article from Marie Claire Magazine was brought to my attention. The focus of the article was the new CBS show "Mike and Molly" and whether or not the writer found it offensive for people who are overweight to make out on TV. Her answer??
"Yes, I think I'd be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other ... because I'd be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything"
One of my personal favorite lines is,
" Now, don't go getting the wrong impression: I have a few friends who could be called plump. I'm not some size-ist jerk."
Really? And I bet your best friend is black, too. (eye roll)
She went on giving advise to overweight people on how to lose weight: Eat right, exercise, stand walk, see a nutritionist, visit your local YMCA, etc. Make up our minds, sweetie. I thought it would gross you out to see us do anything? Would that not include us (and our rolls and rolls) on the treadmill or exercise bike next to you, sweating our asses off? Let's face it, we fat people can sweat like nobody's business.
At what point do YOU think a person is overweight? Let's face it, Hollywood's standards and definition of overweight changes all the time. Marilyn Monroe, considered one of the most beautiful women ever, was a size 14/16. Jean Harlow, a sex symbol of her time, was a size 12. Compared to Angelina Jolie (who is a size 6) poor Marilyn and Jean would be considered "fatties" nowadays.
I don't understand why the show "Mike and Molly" is just now stirring up this controversy. I don't remember any of this being a problem when the TV show "Roseanne" was on air.
Remember them? They actually kissed each other, hugged, made goofy inuendo's, flirted and found each other sexy!!! Oh, and don't forget-- they devoted almost an entire season to Dan and Roseanne trying desperately to have another baby. =O THE NERVE!!! I loved this show, it was REAL.
The fact of the matter is-- Overweight people are just as deserving of love and affection from others. Furthermore, we are deserving of wearing the same clothing styles as the skinny little bitches who so glumly look down their nose at us. Quit getting prejudiced advice from movies and magazines about how you should feel beautiful. Have you ever seen some of the people who are dishing out this crap? Eeek Gads!
I don't know, maybe this writer is jilted because her insanely hot boyfriend dumped her for an obese woman who had a better attitude. Then again, I just read her bio which states--
"Though she's in her thirties, she's never been in love before - and has started to wonder if she ever will be. She's decided she has to start making dating her job if it's ever going to happen. Hence, this blog."(Guess what Maura!!! You probably didn't help your dating issue with that glowing personality)
I have said it before-- Happiness should come from within yourself, not from outside sources. And certainly not from magazine writers who are so desperate to date that they resort to blogging. That includes being happy with your body. If you are happy in a size 16-----??? Then be friggin happy! Why listen to these people who point out every last flaw until you are miserable about yourself? If you have someone who loves you insanely despite your dress size-- BE FRIGGIN HAPPY!!!! and for the love of all that is holy.. enjoy being with someone who is not closed minded, egotistical, pessimistic and juvenile.