• Monday, March 30, 2009

    More to love . . .

    Fox is teaming with "The Bachelor" producer Mike Fleiss for a new dating-competition series that casts "average-looking" people.

    The series, titled “More to Love,” is billed as the first “dating show for the rest of us,” throwing open its doors to overweight contestants.

    “For six years it’s been skinny-minis and good-looking bachelors, and that’s not what the dating world looks like,” Fox president of alternative Mike Darnell said. “Why don’t real women -- the women who watch these shows, for the most part -- have a chance to find love too?”

    Click here to read the rest of the article.

    Most of us in the "real world" are not a size 0. Hopefully they will produce this series in a way that is not mocking . . . it seems like "plus sized" people are not portrayed as normal, real people, even though they make up a big majority of our society.

    My hope is that this series will represent the normalcy of being who you are and loving who you are no matter what size you are. Our young people are growing up feeling inferior if they are not what society deems as perfection.

    We need to show them that self-acceptance, self-love and self-confidence comes at any size . . .

    How many people walk this earth feeling inferior because of the constant pounding of the media and society mocking those who are not perfect?


    LLnL said...

    Great post. This topic is not covered enough. People act like you should feel bad about yourself and your body is you are over weight. It acceptable to openly laugh at a fat woman walking into McDonalds or a obese boy running in gym class. People reason that these people could change if they wanted to.

    More than that who has the right to say what is a goo weight for someone else. Isn't okay to wear a size 12. Not according to the magazines that claim Jessica S. let herself go because she now wears a size 8 or think its scandalous that Kim K. has airbrushed pictures that smooth out cellulite.

    Curves are beautiful. I don't believe that everyone has to be attracted to everybody type, but respect should be required for everyone deserving of it, regardless of body size.

    Gina Alfani said...

    Amen!!! What the media has done to Jessica Simpson was cruel the way they attacked her.

    Lisa Marie Presley was mocked by the media as they compared her "aging in bloating disgrace as her father did" when she was actually pregnant and wanted to keep it a secret for whatever reasons. I love the way she came out with her news and blasted them . . .

    Gina Alfani said...

    Oh yeah . . . I forgot to mention that Marilyn Monroe is turning in her grave over all of this . . . she was a beautiful woman with curves who would be deemed as "fat" by current society.

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