Posts tagged "fat shaming"

Ari Shaffir Spews Hate At Fellow Comic Damienne Merlina — But She Gets The Last Word

Time for the quarterly controversy in the comedy world! This time, it is at the hands of mediocre comedy bro Ari Shaffir, who out of nowhere decided to deride a one-armed woman from Los Angeles whom he has barely ever even had interaction with. During a stand-up set that recently aired on Comedy Central,…
By: Katrin Higher / March 30, 2015

Kelly Clarkson Fat-Shamer Gleefully Defends Her Commentary

Can someone shut this bitch up already? Journalist Katie Hopkins became "the most hated woman in Britain" when she sent out some nasty Twitter commentary on Kelly Clarkson's weight this week, and now she's gone on something of a mini-media tour, digging herself an even deeper hole while making bank off her own attitude…
By: Claire Hannum / March 6, 2015

My Friends Deserve Better Than Fat Talk

If you’ve read Tiny Beautiful Things, the collection of responses by The Rumpus' self-help columnist "Sugar," aka Wild author Cheryl Strayed, you’ll probably recognize this quote: "Stop worrying about whether you’re fat. You’re not fat. Or rather, you’re sometimes a little bit fat, but who gives a…
By: Alyson Penn / October 29, 2014

Dr. Keith Ablow Of Fox News Says Michelle Obama Should “Drop A Few” Before Talking About Nutrition

Dr. Keith Ablow, professional douchebag/member of Fox's "Medical A-Team,"  is known for his general assholery and sometimes-shady health advice. On Tuesday, he appeared on the show "Outnumbered" and made a remark that was bold even for him: he said he couldn't take Michelle Obama's school nutrition campaign seriously because she needs to "drop a few" pounds. Yes, he…
By: Claire Hannum / August 14, 2014

Did Size Discrimination Get This Woman Kicked Off Instagram? (Hint: Probably)

Samm Newman, a 19-year-old college student, was shocked when she found out her Instagram account had been removed for "violating community guidelines." A photo she posted of herself in her bra and underwear (which adheres to Instagram's rules against nudity) was flagged by users as inappropriate. Newman told NBC4i, "I've seen [lingerie] picture…
By: Claire Hannum / July 17, 2014

Study Reveals “Three Fat-Shaming Moments Per Day” For Overweight Women

Overweight women experienced an average of "three fat-shaming moments per day," according to a new study published in the Journal Of Health Psychology. The study examined the psychological effects that bullying by fat-shaming has on women. Here are just a few fuckin' heartbreaking stories that women shared: "Boyfriend’s mother denied me access to food, also…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2014

RIP Society: Woman Loses 128 Lbs. Because Some Drunk Guy Called Her Fat, Gets A Job At Hooters

Here's one way to make lemonade out of lemons, ladies. Or, um, arsenic. If some drunk asshole makes a rude comment about what a fat cow you are, use it as inspiration to lose 128 lbs and get a job at Hooters — you may end up on the local news!  …
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 8, 2014

Gabourey Sidibe Is Unbreakable

"If [others] hadn't made me cry, I wouldn't be able to cry on cue now. If I hadn't been told I was garbage, I wouldn't have learned how to show people I'm talented. And if everyone had always laughed at my jokes, I wouldn't have figured out how to be so funny. If they hadn't…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2014

Update: New Craigslist Posting Claims The Fat Woman On The Boston T Was A Bully

The saga of the fat woman on the Boston T line rages onward. Now, someone has written a new Craigslist missed connection post claiming that the woman herself is the bully, because she allegedly sat on a "kind, older woman" and the original douchebag target, effectively pinning them both down. Here's the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2014

Craigslist Missed Connection Takes Down Fat-Shaming Subway Douchebag

UPDATE, Friday 4p.m.:  There's an update to this post here! The world would feel like a more just place if we could (literally or figuratively) beat up every bully in the schoolyard. We can't do that. But we can take to Craiglist's Missed Connections to call out sociopathic, sadistic fat shamers who tell…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 20, 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch’s Jerk Of A CEO Has Lost His Chairman Title

Mike Jeffries, CEO and chairman of Abercrombie & Fitch, lost his chairman title this week. The guy is a super-douche who made it known that he only wants cool kids to shop at his store. It seems that shareholders are fed up with that attitude, because it's no longer selling. The new chairma…
By: Claire Hannum / January 28, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence Thinks You Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Call Someone “Fat” On TV

Smartypants Jennifer Lawrence questioned why television networks are regulated for sex, cigarettes, and swear words, but not for "calling people fat." That's a good point. [Dlisted] After getting busted for plagiarizing the plot of his short film and his apology for plagiarism (from…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 17, 2013

Kelly Clarkson Couldn’t Wait For Pregnancy Because She Has An Excuse To Be Fat

Here's Kelly Clarkson in Parade on why she's excited to be pregnant: "Everybody calls me fat all the time, so I can't wait to have a reason, instead of everybody just being a jerk!" What a depressing state of affairs that female celebs actually think this way (even if she's joking). […
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 21, 2013

Rude Lady Ruins Halloween By Telling Fargo Trick-Or-Treaters They’re Fat

Rudeness, not fun-size Skittles, is how one Fargo, North Dakota, lady is celebrating this Halloween. Yesterday an anonymous woman announced during a radio show call-in her intention to withhold candy for trick-or-treaters if she deems them too pudgy through their Dora The Explorer and Wreck-It Ralph costumes. The woman told a Y-94  program yesterday: "I just…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2013

Danielle Fishel Slams Critics Of Her Wedding Weight

Danielle Fishel from "Boy Meets World" slammed people on Twitter for saying she looked fat on her wedding day. Really, people? "U r the worst kind of ppl on the PLANET," Fishel tweeted. Agreed — this is exactly the kind of harassment that makes brides-to-be anxious. [People] Dina Eastwood ha…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 24, 2013

Awful Boyfriend Bribes Woman To Lose Weight With A Wedding Ring

In an upcoming episode of "Katie," formerly plus-sized women get sweet revenge on the people who fat-shamed them. In this clip, single gal Jennifer Tippie talks about the ex-boyfriend who told her that if she got down to 140 pounds, he would put a ring on her finger because, ya know,…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 18, 2013

“Sleepless In Austin” Single Dude Romeo Rose Shares His Racism, Nuttery On HuffPost Live (NSFW)

This HuffPost Live interview with Romeo Rose —the guy behind "Sleepless In Austin," a blog offering money to someone who can introduce him to a woman who fits his absurd list of racist, slut-shaming requirements — doesn't just have me wondering why this one person is sucking up so much media attention with…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 27, 2013

Gee, I Wonder Why The Man Behind “Sleepless In Austin” Is Still Single

I am desperately hoping Sleepless In Austin — allegedly the work of a photographer named Larry Busby who goes by the name Romeo Rose — is a prank. But given that he's offered $1,500 as a "finder's fee" for the person who finds him a girlfriend and an extra $1,000 if…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 25, 2013

True Story: My Picture Was Stolen And Used For A Fat-Shaming, Anti-Feminist Meme On Facebook

I’ve always been someone who wasn’t scared to share pics of myself online or to post a profile picture. In fact, I always enjoyed sharing pictures of myself with friends or in the Facebook pages I helped run for different groups I am involved with at my university. That was until I received an awkward,…
By: Kelly Martin Broderick / August 26, 2013

True Story: I Was A Dove “Real Beauty”

Living in LA is weird sometimes. OK, all the time. One minute, I’m minding my own business, eating kale and looking at babes or whatever and the next, I’m being fat-shamed by a wardrobe assistant on the set of a Dove commercial that I somehow ended up getting cast in. I’d been curious about what exactly went o…
By: Malina Bickford / June 24, 2013
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