Friday, June 18, 2010

ABC Family "HUGE" premiers June 28th. Maybe it will be a step in the right direction for Fat acceptance? What do you think of The Biggest Loser?

I had not heard anything about the show until I received this email. I did a little research and now know little more than I knew before, but basically it's a show set at a fat camp for teenagers. I also saw that the network is hosting a little self-esteem building site for kids where they can show how they are huge -- personality, talent, etc. No idea if this will help fat acceptance. I think if the premise helps young kids, fat or thin, build positive self-esteem then it will be a success.

Biggest Loser? Hmmm, I don't think too much about the show. I think it is cool that people want to lose weight to win money. I sincerely doubt that most of the contestants will keep it off long term because most will struggle to find two or three workout hours in a day to maintain such a major loss. But, if they do keep it off, more power to them.

I am not a fatty who fears those who wish to lose weight. I fear the former (or current!) fatties who hate who they were as fat people and project that hatred upon those who are currently fat. Losing weight out of loathing just seems wrong. Eh, but who am I to say? Hatred it a powerful emotion that drives men to kill...maybe it is the key to long term weight loss?

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