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26 October 2010 @ 12:03 pm
Okay, here we go.  

Remember what I said about the treatment of the overweight being a case study in bigotry?

Exhibit A.

Quote:  "Now, don't go getting the wrong impression:  I have a few friends who could be called plump."

Wow.

Just, wow.
 
 
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A Maid In Bedlam: bugger thisrafaela on October 26th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
Arrrrgh. "Some of my best friends are..."

Yeah. She's a jerk.
Myxostrazsa:  Standard Dragon Rules Applyclockworktomato on October 26th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
"or a heroine addict slumping in a chair."

Heh. I stopped there.
Petermaverick_weirdo on October 26th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
I happen to like Melissa McCarthy, she is a terrific actress, unfortunately the writing on "Mike & Molly" isn't good.
Flirty By Naturegeogre on October 28th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
Maybe you'll be happy to know this is the flame-war heard 'round the net. And Marie Claire is suffering for it with cancellations. It's even made Fox News and been condemned on "The View" and "The Talk." Sharon Osbourne called the writer a Nazi so I guess the topic is dead now.
Wiseacreewin on October 28th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
While I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one calling this out, the topic is far from dead. The writer of that article was merely voicing some extremely common opinions. It was condemned because she was speaking as though from a position of authority, but a quick glimpse through the web, especially comments sections, shows you that girl is far from being in the minority.