Does the idea of a obese mannequins upset you? This photo of a larger plastic model (with some very bizarre proportions) generated outrage and debate in a Reddit thread recently. More
The Telegraph wants to remind you, once again, that your fat friends are making you fat. They report:
In 2007, a study of more than 12,000 people by the Harvard Medical School and the University of California found those with obese friends or siblings were at a greater risk of becoming overweight.
It reported that an obese person’s friends were 57 per cent more likely to put on weight alongside them than those surrounded by slimmer people.
The takeaway from these studies always seems to be “ditch your fat friends, shun them, surround yourself only with models? Why? BECAUSE THEY ARE CONSPIRING TO MAKE YOU FAT. I’ve thought about a few ways they might be doing this: More
For a second, I thought that they were talking about a shot that was phat, but then I remember that scientists don’t use slang terms they read in YM in 2000. Because they’re scientists. More
It has nothing to do with wanting everyone to be healthy. More
Come again? “Piggie?” The word “piggie” is being used to describe this woman? More
I’d really love to hear your thoughts on why you think the obesity rate keeps getting worse. Economic conditions? More readily available terrible food? Witches? Bad-witch-magic is my answer to a lot of things. More
She has a very popular show! It’s on right now! More
She also thinks people give The Kaiser too much power. Sacrilege! More
What would you eat if you could eat whatever you wanted for a day? More
Having any feelings about scales whatsoever sort of makes me feel like the kind of woman who has a very, very sad “funny” cartoon posted on their refrigerator.
If what magazines mean is “someone is slim, small busted and has lean muscle mass” then perhaps the proper description is “model-y” not “atheltic.” More
After receiving blowback from everyone from fashion bloggers to Madonna for calling Adele “a little too fat,” Karl Lagerfeld did something he does not normally do: he apologized. It was sort of a lame non-apology that blamed the writer for taking his words “out of context,” but whatever. Now, to drive the point home that he’s sorry, he has sent the English singer a nice assortment of Chanel handbags. Which begs the question: what does he want from her? More
Look, it’s not just Betty Draper (although seeing January Jones in a fat suit was a bizarre reminder that there will be no end to the indignities her character will suffer on Mad Men). There are plenty of actresses who have worn fat suits at one point for… reasons. Largely that reason is “being in terrible comedies” rather than critically acclaimed AMC shows, but it has been done. See which ones strike you as remotely realistic. More
Anne Hathaway has recently been ordered to lose 16 pounds for her role as Fantine in an upcoming production of Les Miserables. More