Don’t read this post unless you want to get angry.
A Marie Claire writer just posted an “article” on the new CBS sitcom Mike & Molly (about a couple that met in Overeaters Anonymous) asking the question, “Fat people making out on TV — are you cool with it?”
Her point of view,
So anyway, 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 addict slumping in a chair.
Seriously team, this is some hateful shit. I wrote a comment on the website. (Apparently at some point I made a profile called Walker7953?) I don’t care much for Marie Claire anyway, but I think it’s important for them to know that this is totally beneath them and disgusting:
From your patronizing diet advice to your admission that you have “plump” friends to your belief that you shouldn’t have to see people you find unattractive IN PUBLIC this article is hateful and disgusting.
I can’t believe that this was published by Marie Claire and has taken away any respect I have for the magazine. Your misguided belief that fat can never be healthy is one thing – the fact that you are even questioning whether we should have to see happy fat people on tv is another thing – and completely out of line.
I have so much more to say, but I’m too disgusted to even look at this article any more.
Feel free to leave any rants, gurglings, or screams in the comments. Those who think that fat people shouldn’t be on TV can take it somewhere else.