'Grossed out' by 'fatties' on TV? When Bloggers Attack!

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Recently, Maura Kelly, a blogger at Marie Claire, wrote a post about the new TV show Mike & Molly where she said, in part:

I think I'd be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other


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

Ouch!  [Insert guttural animal noises]  

You can read the post here, as well as Kelly's apology and admission that she suffers from her own body issues, including a previous bout with anorexia.  

Today, I am grateful ~

1/ For my healthy relationship with food.  At some points, I may have painted a picture of myself eating Sprinkles cupcakes in a dark corner while washing them down with red wine but I was joking.  I only drink white wine.  (Kidding!)
2/ That I don't live near Maura Kelly. I might not be fat but I did gain a few post-wedding pounds and I wouldn't want her judging me as I, G0d forbid, walked across the room.

3/ That, while I might have been taken aback by Maura Kelly's blog post, she's allowed to voice her opinion.  G0d Bless America and G0d Bless Blogs!

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  • Let he who is without sin cast the first stone...
    I think the comment section from Maura Kelly's article is fantastic, as many valid thoughts were expressed. She is on her "better than them" soap box, being discriminatory, she is being rude, and she does grossly oversimplify how it is to lose weight.

    I would say it's akin to saying "Drug addicts are so disgusting and worthless, they need to just stop doing drugs." NOT productive. It may be disgusting to use drugs or overeat, but it's the ACT that is disgusting, not the person. Food is an addiction to some, it's a physical expression of personal problems. I smoke to deal with stress, it's bad for me, but I do it. And many people have their own demons that are not physically visible, but being overweight is so superficially visible that it's too easy to judge them. We all have our self-destructive habits, whether it be shopping too much, gambling, smoking, junk food, or maybe dating the wrong type of guys. Nobody needs to be judged as a person. In addition, obesity can be genetic. If she doesn't want to see two overweight people kissing, then she should turn off her tv and mind her own business. Be an adult- people come in all shapes/sizes and they do walk around, eat, dance, have sex, and life their own life-- it shouldn't be "gross", get over it.

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