Radio station KROQ has just a brilliantly creative content creation department: A poll on their website, by someone named “Psycho Mike,” is just aching to generate outraged page views by asking, “Christina Hendricks — Full Figured Or Fatness?”
“I feel like she could lose a couple of pounds … Everyone on the staff (including men, not just bitter women) disagrees with me. What do you think?”
Hmm, what do I think?Thank you for asking, Psycho Mike: I think you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel with the tired, old “Do you think she’s fat???” stories, because you’ve seen how attention-getting they are with Jessica Simpson and other female celebs. Now you’re zeroing in on “Mad Men”‘s breakout star the exact same week she is anointed by Esquire magazine the most “good-looking woman.” Coincidence? I think not.
(FYI, I wrote about fake controversies like these recently in Bitch magazine, but I called them “sexist media stunts.”)
Seriously, Frisky folks, don’t reward KROQ’s foolishness by clicking over to their site and giving them your page view. [But if you must … KROQ]