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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Eat Up, Boys

Posted by on June 22 at 13:13 PM

David Schmader has been calling me a chubby chaser for years, and Sara Vilkomerson at the New York Observer understands why. Now if only such a kindness could be extended to the incredibly shrinking women of Hollywood.

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Hmm...I don't know...methinks this country, with its insane obesity problem, is attempting to find modes of acceptance for its chub and flab...and I agree with Hannah, the day that there's an article like that geared toward women? I'll eat a deep fried Snickers bar...

I've met a lot of the film and TV actresses in person, and to be frank, they're so thin it's painful to be too close. Think Ally McBeal - ok, that's what the ones you _think_ are chubby look like in real life.


Everybody is calling Brazil's Ronaldo fat. And that fat fucker just scored two world cup goals today. If you saw him pulling his rolling suit case at SeaTac, no sane person would think he's fat. There's fat for famous people and there's fat for everyone else.

You should SEE some of these women in person! I had the opportunity to meet Cynthia Nixon. She's a lovely person, and very pretty, but holy moly, she looks like a concentration camp survivor! You could slice meat with her collarbones. And on Sex and the City, she looked the most robust of all four of them. Makes me shudder to think what the others look like in person.

Friend of mine met Cameron Diaz, and said she was wearing a backless dress that literally showed every single bone and sinew in her back. I just do NOT find that an attractive look. It's one thing for people who are naturally thin - there's nothing unappealing about that - but forcible anorexia for the sake of fashion just grosses me out.

I totally agree with Postergirl about the double standard for fat females. I'm about a size 7 or 8, which I think makes me gigantic by Hollywood standards.

I agree, don't get too close when they're wearing backless dresses, you'll realize how skinny they are.

I think one of the problems with the BBW movement is that they take the very valid point that the size 0 women of Hollywood are unhealthy, unrealistic role models for appearance... and overstate the bounds, insisting that we must therefore accept their unhealthy size 26 figure.

Um... bell curve, ladies: being too thin is very unhealthy, but so is being too fat. I don't think it's strictly a matter of dress size, but if a) you struggle to walk up a couple flights of stairs and b) you look in the bathroom mirror and what you see has some serious bulge and/or overhang even though you're not rapidly approaching old age... you may want to ramp up your diet and exercise habits. Don't cop out of improving your diets and getting more exercise with the letters B-B-W.

And Hannah, size 7 or 8 may not be good enough for Hollywood, but it's perfectly cool with most of the rest of us.

God, I never thought I'd say this, but kudos to Nicole Richie for at least being aware that she's way too thin and trying to do something about it.

And yeah, I agree wholeheartedly with what Gomez said. In my second year of college I gained quite a bit of weight, so I decided it was time to go on a diet and exercise some more, and I had a bunch of larger women try to tell me 'You don't need to do that, you're beautiful just the way you are, etc etc." It's true that we shouldn't hate our bodies, but we should also be able to recognize that if we gain 20 or 40 or 60 pounds, it's not good for us.

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