Archive | December, 2008

Oprah is 200lbs and she’s fine with that!

13 Dec


Weight gain is not easy for women to swallow especially, for those who are continuously subjected to public haunt. Oprah Winfrey, world renowned talk show host and journalist, has battled with her weight since September 1986, when her show first debuted. It is no secret that Hollywood encourages entertainers to be thin. Everyone knows that Oprah has battled with her weight but she is not alone.

Tyra Banks and Nicole Richie have both been criticized for their failure to satisfy Hollywood’s standards. “Kiss my big black ass,” Tyra belted on her show, September 11th nearly coming to tears. Other stars such as, Janet Jackson, Kirstie Alley, and the late Anna Nicole Smith all had difficulties sustaining a healthy weight. Similarly, all of these stars are women and have been graced with the physical demands of Hollywood’s success.

In 2008, Virgin Records told Janet Jackson to lose weight, or else they would not release her album. Now I know why she entitled her album, "Discipline."

Yes, obesity is at an all time high but I think that high school antics of “Bullying the Fat Kids” are not very becoming of Hollywood. Being “just right” is becoming harder and harder to achieve. Now, with 2009 steadily approaching, Oprah has decided to accept responsibility for her recent weight gain.

Oprah rocks! She rocks because unlike other stars who have allowed the media to point out their flaws and cause them unnecessary emotional stress, she is acknowledging her weight gain and is willing to embrace it. The media will not have the pleasure of pushing this talk show diva into a corner of shame.