|There are ways to encourage kids to lose weight. Biggest Loser is not one of them; rapid weight loss is dangerous, according to many doctors and critics of the program.
|This image has been photoshopped. The story went viral because of the controversy whether this Barbie look alike was real or not.
|Christina Ricci admitted to battling an eating disorder.
|In this painting by Peter Paul Rubens, heavy women were beautiful because they had enough food to eat. Skinny women were considered ugly. Oh My! How things have changed. Date: 1615, Venus at a Mirror. Venus is the goddess of love.
|Underneath the picture of this woman, some men commented how beautiful her body was. They loved looking at the hip bones...sexy. Emaciation is beautiful for the media culture. Bones are IN! What do you think?
|It used to be that women tolerated heavy men. This trend is changing, especially if the women have money and are from the upper middle class. Attitudes about weight are definitely classist. Fat is perceived to be correlated to poverty.
Back to the ban and moratorium! If advertisers and show producers and weight loss industry profiteers and fashion industry profiteers and models and the entertainment industry promoters etc., do not replace the skinnies with average looking and natural looking women who appear heavier? We need to boycott watching the shows that refuse to make changes. Why are we watching them anyway. They need us. We don't need them to live. They are dependent on us watching for their advertising revenue or for their cable subscriptions. We don't travel in the same circles as the media elite. They don't accept us or like us; there are so few of the average-looking on TV or in movies. If our representatives are there, they are usually the bottom of the bottom, the proles, the disgusting people, the losers, the failures. Why do we pander to to entertainment industry producers et. al., when they think "the average looking" ugly and force us to watch the beautiful people? Such "beauties" are often sick, twisted completely stressed out and messed up psychologically, emotionally and mentally. Why do I have to buy into what they are, find it acceptable and beautiful? Should I allow myself to be so brainwashed by the images? Do I not have power over my own mind? I refuse to buy into this sick obsession with uber thinness. I am officially boycotting TV programming, main channels and cable. It is a vast waste land and I have better things to do.
|Photoshopped image of Pamela Anderson...can you tell which one is photoshopped? You have some help with the arrow.
How would we get our news? ONLINE! We select what we want. If it smacks of the egregious skinny, wannabe images that are uber dangerous? We select something else. If the programs encourage us with fear and devastation to lose weight in an unhealthy way? We move on to something that is healthier. We also do not pander to those who pander to such wannabe skinny elite images. We do know the difference, do we not? We do know who buys into the lies and who is real, do we not?
|Demi Moore, photoshopped image; soooo perfect.
|Demi Moore, not so perfect.
|These teenage girls fought Seventeen Magazine's use of photoshopped images with an online petition on Change.org. They won a pledge from the magazine to use natural images of teen girls. Did they keep their word?
Did you know that the producers of the Biggest Loser, in their hunt for more profit have "raised the bar?" It isn't enough to brainwash adults to lose weight in an egregious unhealthy manner, but now they are pushing their dangerous weight loss on kids? No comfort and encouragement and security for these kids. Instead, we get to gawk at these subhuman fatso kids (what is being subliminally promoted) tormented, shamed and bullied into weight loss by "weight loss experts!" Pleeeeaase.
And so should you! If you are not able to wean yourself off of some of the programs or concepts, at least think about it and ask yourself why you are drawn to the stuff that self-hate is made of. Maybe this post will help!
Secondly, if you would like to do something of good use, then take a look at this petition and sign it. It's boycotting The Biggest Loser. That's a beginning.
Read the comments by people who have watched the show and find it fraudulent and unhealthy.
May God bless you and help you to feel loved and secure, regardless of your appearance, your bank account, your heritage.