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  1. Ashley
    Ashley August 20, 2011 at 11:36 pm |

    Yeah I think it seems crazily weight focused, and I hate how they are tying in the number on the scale with pursuing a dream. I think it would make more sense if she was someone who matter of factly had an unhealthy lifestyle and wanted to focus on her health and not just the number on the scale and then trying to achieve her dreams in the midst of all that. But this is just so derailed from the idea.

  2. Jackie
    Jackie August 20, 2011 at 11:51 pm |

    That seems to be the way things are headed. Fortunately there still is the fat acceptance movement, to remind us that this is all BS.

  3. zyxek
    zyxek August 21, 2011 at 12:30 am |

    It seems almost trite to point this out, but would this show exist with a larger man? I just can’t picture it. Unfortunately, I could picture this show just by the description.

    I mean, the only men to show up on those weight loss shows are middle-aged. You don’t see larger 23 year-old males being told about their weight issues, or shown as unable to succeed in ___ field as a result.

  4. Isidore
    Isidore August 21, 2011 at 12:35 am |

    If you want to feel a teeny bit better about fat women in fashion, check out the blog http://www.gabifresh.com . The writer, Gabi, is young, black and fat. She is also a twitter jockey for MTV, has been in Teen Vogue magazine, Glamour, The Guardian and The New York Times, and was featured in Time Out New York magazine as one of the most fashionable people in New York. A much better role model for fat acceptance in fashion.

  5. Clarissa
    Clarissa August 21, 2011 at 1:09 am |

    Disgusting. I can’t stand this kind of shows. Seriously, why would anybody want to sit there and watch a show where a person is bullied and reduced to tears because of her weight?

  6. Iany
    Iany August 21, 2011 at 1:57 am |

    I would love for her to meet any of the fatshionistas, especially youngfatandfabulous blogger, Gabi.

    Body hate is not on.

  7. alison
    alison August 21, 2011 at 5:38 am |

    What’s really interesting (besides the massive amount of fatphobia deemed to be medically necessary) is how adorable most of Chelsea’s outfits are. Who got them for her? Did she make them? For someone being portrayed as the ugly tubby, either she or MTV found something to make her look sharp, which seems to fly right in the face. If this show is unconsciously trying to make girls body-conscious, it’s not doing its work right if it’s showing cute and fashionable options for plus-size women. It might encourage obesity! And then were would we be?

  8. Comrade Kevin
    Comrade Kevin August 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm |

    It’s much easier to seek a sense of smug superiority than really see a person as they are. And it’s easy to see people as non-human the instant they cut us off in traffic.

  9. Bianca Reagan
    Bianca Reagan August 21, 2011 at 3:14 pm |

    I’m a Chicago neighborhood “normal” size 16, and I would like an Oscar, please. I’d be quite proud of it. Even better if the Oscar were filled with chocolate. Yum.

  10. samantha
    samantha August 23, 2011 at 1:37 am |

    that wow ……….. love l for her to meet any of the really fatshionistas…..

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