Recently I was walking past my TV when I overheard some trash about an blog author from Marie Claire stating the following regarding the cast of the show Mike and Molly.
“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,”
“To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room — just like I'd find it distressing if I saw a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroine[sic] addict slumping in a chair.”
So since I know you are dying to know what I think about this, I decided to "weigh" in.
I first want to say that I do not have anything against chubbies, in fact, I myself have been a chubby bunny a couple of times in my life (following births of both kids.) I think that it is incredibly important for people to be comfortable in their own skin...no matter how much skin it may be. I also understand the health issue in regard to obesity, and am serious about it when regarding myself and my children. Do I live a perfectly healthy lifestyle? No, but my children and I are within the healthy weight range for our age and heights. That is what I care about the most.
With that said, I actually was mad when I first saw it on TV, and thought something along the lines of this "WTF? What a b%#$h! I hate Hollywood and I hate rich people who thrive on looks and can afford to look however they want while criticizing us mere mortals down to size."
After thinking about it for a while and reading a bundle of blog posts, and news reports regarding the post, I have been able to see some "good" in it. Do I agree with what she shared? No. Do I applaud her for her honesty and respect her opinion? Yes. Do I think that she is doing this just for publicity? Yes.
I think its important for people to always be up front with their opinions about everything. I also think that we would be loads happier as a society if everyone was just up front about their thoughts. Now, do I think that the post was in good taste? No, but I do think that it brings to light an opinion that perhaps many people have, and are just not willing to admit.
Now, with that said, what would I tell her if I could speak with her?
"Thank goodness you are so incredibly perfect. Some people might argue that they would rather not see YOU rolling around with someone, walking into a room, or doing just about anything else. Maybe, just maybe, after your "attention seeking" article starts to lose it's luster, you will actually see how many people are really grossed out and disgusted, by you."