Posts tagged "fat"

Check Out “There She Is,” A Documentary About Plus-Size Beauty Queens

What better way to celebrate the beginning of Full Figured Fashion Week (and cleanse your palette after Sunday night's Miss USA pageant ridiculousness) than with a documentary about plus-size beauty queens? "There She Is" stars two friends, Allison and Jenny, who love everything about beauty pageants: the makeup, the hair, the costumes, the glitter. But…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2013

Melissa McCarthy On Movie Critic Who Called Her A Hippo: “Really?”

"Really? Why would someone OK that?" That was Melissa McCarthy's response to a New York Observer movie critic who called her a "hippo" in his review of one of McCarthy's films. Had she been younger when she read such a comment, the 42-year-old actress said, "It may have crushed me." [People] Lindsay Lohan checked out…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 13, 2013

Mommie Dearest: Pregnancy Is Not A Beauty Contest

When I was pregnant, my clothing had one main requirement: comfort. I was mostly concerned with what would help support my growing belly on my slight frame, especially toward the end of my pregnancy when I developed symphysis pubic dysfunction (a fancy way of saying that my pelvic joint was unstable and caused me near…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / May 24, 2013

Fat Blogger Poses Like She’s In An Abercrombie & Fitch Ad

Abercrombie & Fitch's CEO Mike Jeffries said he only wants his clothes worn by "the cool and popular kids," not the "not-so-cool kids," which is why sizes only go up to women's size 10. Men's sizes, by the way, go up to XL and XXL because it's only women who can be too fat for…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 21, 2013

Fat Fetish Model Consumes 5,000 Calories A Day To Achieve Her Dream

Everyone has a dream. Snoop Lion wanted to be a pimp when he grew up. And 23-year-old Tammy Jung wants to hit 420 lbs. so she can be a high-roller fat fetish model. Jung has been eating 5,000 calories a day in the hopes she'll pack on the roughly 40 extra pounds she needs. How…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 10, 2013

The Soapbox: Too Chunky To Cheer?

On April 22, Anna-Megan Raley, under the pseudonym of Claire Crawford, wrote a blog post for CBS Houston titled, “Is This Girl ‘Too Chunky’ To Be An OKC Thunder Cheerleader?” In the post, she spotlighted Kelsey Williams, a three-year veteran of the Thunder Girls, the dance team that performs during the home games of the…

By: Jessica Luther / May 2, 2013

Girl Talk: Confessions Of A Thin-Privileged Fat Activist

Once upon a time — before URLs, handles, likes and shares — I put some good old-fashioned postage stamps inside an envelope and sent away for a zine (made of actual paper!) that was filled with some very big ideas. I was 16 and the zine was called i’m so fucking beautiful, a title that…

By: Claire Mysko / April 5, 2013

Kirstie Alley Continues Her Fat-Shaming Reign Of Terror

Kirstie Alley has good Photoshop skills, but questionable judgment when it comes to pointing out her weight issues. She posted this pic of her head Photoshopped onto a fat woman's body on Twitter, cracking jokes about drinking beer and whether her "butt looks big." I can appreciate that she's a celeb willing to poke fu…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 26, 2013

Comedian Adam Hills Tells Joan Rivers “F**k You!” Over Adele Fat Jokes

It's not often that a dude comedian stands up for a woman who's getting fat shamed — and be funny about it! So a big high five, or whatever it is they do Down Under, to Australian comedian Adam Hills for telling Joan Rivers to STFU.  Joan's been all over the place cracking jokes about how…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2013

7 Ways To Be A Good Ally To Your Fat Lover

I’ve been asked by people on different ends of the fat lover spectrum about advice being a good ally. From the "My lover doesn’t see how beautiful she is and won’t have sex with the lights on" to the "My lover uses the term 'fat' to describe themselves but I’ve always thought of that a…

By: Bevin Branlandingham / February 20, 2013

Hitched: I Didn’t Try To Lose Weight For My Wedding

People on the internet have been telling me I’m fat for at least a decade — since whenever the first full-body photograph of me appeared on a blog author page. I still remember one of the first times it happened. I was probably 22 years old, wearing a pink pencil skirt and cute black top,…

By: Andrea Grimes / February 20, 2013

The Soapbox: Melissa McCarthy, Rex Reed & Hippo-Gate

I shook my head recently when I read about New York Observer film critic Rex Reed’s personal insult toward actress Melissa McCarthy. In a review of her latest offering, "Identity Thief," he called her "tractor-sized" and as big as a "hippo." Isn’t it interesting, I thought, that a man, who himself is part of a…

By: Elle Chase / February 11, 2013

New Study Shows Overweight Female Defendants Viewed As “Guiltier” Than Skinnier Counterparts

Discriminating against women because of their weight is a very real problem and it goes all the way to the jury box. A new study at Yale University observed 471 adults in mock court cases for four individuals, of whom they were presented pictures: a skinny man, a skinny woman, an obese man, and a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 12, 2013

Girl Talk: Fat Girls Are A Man’s Best Friend

Years ago, I had a conversation with a group of my close male friends and the age old question came up: Can men and women really be just friends? My boy Otto said, "No way! Guys always want to sleep with their female friends." My friend Steve interjected, "Of course! I have a platonic female…

By: Erica Watson / November 15, 2012

“Fat TV Anchor” Jennifer Livingston On “Ellen”

If you thought Jennifer Livingston was the shit before, now you're going to want to marry her. A video of the Wisconsin news anchor went viral last week when she responded to a random jerk's cruel email complaining that she's a bad influence on viewers, especially women, because she is obese. The man admitted he…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 10, 2012

Christina Aguilera: “You Are Working With A Fat Girl”

Update, 3:40 p.m.: Ooof. We now hear via Just Jared that these quotes are supposedly fake. Christina's rep has said she never made these comments to Billboard. We'll keep you posted on this weird story. [Just Jared] "During the promotion of my album 'Stripped (in 2002), I got tired of being a skinny, white girl.

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 1, 2012

The Soapbox: In Comedy Is “Fat & White” The New “Sassy & Black”?

I was recently contacted through my website by a pregnant black woman who inquired about hiring me to perform standup at her baby shower. She and her husband were diehard comedy fans, and thought it would be fun to have a comic perform for their guests. "How did you find me?" I asked. "I Googled…

By: Erica Watson / August 31, 2012

Kate Upton Responds To Fat-Shaming Blogger

"I'm not going to starve just to be thin. I want to enjoy life and I can't if I'm not eating and miserable." -- Here's Kate Upton in the UK's Sun saying she doesn't give an eff that some "thinspiration" bloggers think she's fat. An anonymous blogger who calls herself Skinny Gurl at a pro-anorexia site…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2012

Pro-Anorexic Site Calls Kate Upton Fat

Our society is full of new fads: new phones, new computers, new styles and, apparently, a new view on what the perfect woman should look like. Years ago, women aspired to have that curvaceous bod, the body that men loved and clothing flattered, the body that allowed women to look defined yet healthy.  But lately,…

By: College Candy / July 11, 2012

Beth Ditto Opens A Can Of STFU On Karl Lagerfeld Over “Fat” Adele Comments

"I don’t think Adele would deny that she was fat. And I bet she doesn't. Karl Lagerfeld used to be fat himself, so you gotta think about that. He's obviously not proud of that fact. I also think that people give him way too much power! He's just an eccentric designer who makes amazing art…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 4, 2012