There are a lot of social advantages that come to people with average and below-average weights for their heights. It is generally bullshit, but it is true: American society has a tendency to favor, admire and respect those with body … More
As the kind of person advertising was definitely made for, I think I needed to see this. More
Mother of Honey Boo Boo, and costar of her eponymous show, “Mama” June Shannon has been critiqued quite a bit about her parenting, but also about her weight. Recently, a photo of her jumping into a pool was sold to tabloids by another guest; as Crushable editor Jenni Maier said to me while we discussed the issue, “the only reason it was news is she made a big splash.” More
How much time would you expect you spend worrying about your weight? No, really, just throw out a guess. Out of a lifetime. More
I don’t think the lesson gathered from this story should necessarily be “supermodels: they’re just like us because even beautiful people feel terrible about themselves!” I’m not going to put up a photo of Brinkley on the cover of Sports Illustrated and be all, “Can you believe she thought she was fat even though her body fits into conventional standards of attractiveness?!” Just so you know in advance. More
New York Observer Rex Reed recently said quite a few unpleasant things about Melissa McCarthy when reviewing Identity Thief, her recent comedy with Jason Bateman. More specifically, he called her “tractor-sized” and refers to the starring pair as “Mr. Bateman and his female hippo.” … More
With all eyes on Arrested Development on this week’s Internet, Portia de Rossi has garnered a fair amount of chatter, owing mostly to how different her character, Lindsay Bluth-Funke, looks in the new season. And into every discussion of lightened eyebrows, bad wigs and possible plastic surgery, someone inevitably unfavorably mentions her size. More
Feeling pressure to slim down for your bikini? Don’t. The only thing that actually creates a “bikini body” is to put a bikini on your body (or to make a body out of bikinis, I guess). More
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Zoe Saldana’s Allure cover revealed her weight to the world, and the outrage was instantaneous (including our own). But if she doesn’t care, should we? More
Why did the editors feel the need to emphasize her weight on the cover? More
Probably the best way to help overweight people lose weight is by not allowing them to participate in athletic activities that would aid them in losing weight. Oh. Wait. That makes no sense at all! Nonetheless, people over 260 pounds are not allowed to participate in the new bike sharing program in New York. More
It doesn’t help that her fans are egging her on, telling her she’s “the queen.” Everyone loves a good breakdown, particularly one involving a celebrity, and people are rooting for her to fail. More
I get those comments about how I am too fat to model, how I am not model material, how I am an unattractive girl, how I am too tall, etc. I understand. I don’t look as glamourous as Rosie Huntington Whitely when leaving the gym. I’m actually really sweaty. Like really sweaty.
I think I am officially an Ireland Baldwin fan. More