Topic: weight

How About Everybody Stops Fat Shaming Mama June, Mmkay? Mmmmmkay.

How About Everybody Stops Fat Shaming Mama June, Mmkay? Mmmmmkay.

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 »

Christie Brinkley Reveals She Felt ‘Very Fat’ As Supermodel, Implies Self-Shame Is Okay For Overweight People

Christie Brinkley Reveals She Felt 'Very Fat' As Supermodel, Implies Self-Shame Is Okay For Overweight People

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 »

Reminder: Skinny Can Be Healthy, Too

Reminder: Skinny Can Be Healthy, Too

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 »