Slammed for their size

As long as we were talking about this, I came across these examples.

I’m not sure if directors and movie stars have a “union” of their own or how it works but where does discrimination come into play?

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8 Responses to Slammed for their size

  1. Nikki says:

    As much as I know obesity is a big problem in our country, so is anorexia. At what point did anyone give another human being the right to judge another? It’s one thing to help someone see their health problems but it’s clearly another to pass judgment and make fun of them.
    I know I’m not even close to being fat, however i don’t feel comfortable in a bathing suit. As skinny as I can be, I’m not happy with how I look. More, I am not happy with how others may perceive me. I have heard people, even people I am close to, make fun of people for how others look. Makes me think, wow, is that how you see me!?
    In a perfect world you can be you, without being scrutinized. It’ll never be a perfect world. It’s all sad to me.
    BTW…Ryan Gosling is HOT, 20 lbs heavier or not! I’ll take him! Shhhh don’t tell Jason I said that!

  2. SKL says:

    I think it depends on the field. I mean, you know going in that showbiz is very focused on looks. If that isn’t your cup of tea, choose another profession.

    But even outside the showbiz field, there is plenty of discrimination based on weight. Heavy people are not a federally protected class, so they pretty much have to suck it up.

    I’m sorry that people are so fixated on other people’s body shapes. We don’t seem very good at seeing the “whole picture” of who someone is. But, there are many heavy people who have gotten along fine due to their other qualities. At least nowadays people don’t think too negatively about plain-old overweight. The very obese people are still looked down upon, though.

    My friend said it best: “I’m a fat, black woman, and no matter what I do, I’m not ever going to be skinny, white, or male.” What can we do to get everyday people to see past the first visual of a person?

  3. God. Those are such sad articles up there…. I find it absolutely horrible, the way media hounds stars when they gain or lose weight, and I hate how the whole fashion/Hollywood world is so fixated on size… of course, I’m one to talk, but the thing is – I never feel that weight is a problem in anyone else but me. I envy women for their curves and their confidence in wearing bigger sizes and still looking fabulous, as many do. It’s just that when it comes to my own body, I have this urge to destroy it or something, I guess…

  4. javajunkee says:

    another reason to boycott films etc ..this is another reason why we have a generation of girls /boys with eating disorders and it pisses me off.

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  6. shanef says:

    If you’re a star you know what’s gonna happen if you gain a lot of weight. That’s what comes with being in the spotlight, if they don’t like it they can quit.
    I’m not saying that making fun of fat people is ok but these people have been in the media most of there life and they get picked on for many other things too.

    I was shocked at the % of Americans that are overweight!
    63% of Americans are overweight. Seems to me, being overweight is normal.

    I think it’s sad and the biggest contributor, is the unhealthy crap that the FDA approves for consumption. This country puts 3 times the amount of sodium in soup than anywhere else in the world. High fructose corn syrup is a cheap sweetener that’s very fattening, MSG is a flavor enhancer that increases appitite, etc. etc.

    I get made fun of all the time at work for being skinny. LOL
    I think it’s hillarious, like I said overweight is the new “norm” I’m 6’1″ 160 lbs.

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