Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fuck You Maura Kelly, Stare at this Fat


By now I'm sure you have all heard that "writer" Maura Kelly has written an incredibly hateful article about fat people on MarieClaire.com. Apparently the fat actors on Mike & Molly are so fat that the idea of watching them kiss one another makes her ill. To quote Maura Kelly, because lord knows I won't do justice to her words
"I think I'd be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other ... because I'd be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything. To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room."
It astounds me that Marie Claire or Maura Kelly didn't anticipate the shit storm that the post engendered. Seriously, this shit is bananas and everyone is talking about it. Eventually Maura felt the need to offer up what has to be amongst the worst apology I've ever heard where she basically says I'm sorry, except that these people are really fat so I'm not actually that sorry. Don't believe me? Here are her words
"In my post, I was talking about a TV show that features people who are not simply a little overweight, but appear to be morbidly obese."
Oh ok, so you're sorry for hating on people who are fat, but folks who are really, really Fat don't actually deserve an apology. On a personal level I find it amusing that what she hates the most about the show (the uber fatties) is to me the only redeeming thing about the show. I watch the insipid show just to watch death fatties getting it on.

Reading her words I felt as though someone had slapped me in my face. But in a way I have to thank Maura for being so bold about her hate in a way few people are. She didn't pretend to hate fat people because of concern for our health or attempt to couch it some paternalistic, I know better than you belief. She simply hates us because we're "gross" which I imagine is something that a lot of people feel, but most wouldn't say out loud. On the upside, Maura's hatred is so extreme that it has really brought attention to the issue of fat acceptance and folks all across the county are calling her out for her bullshit.

One of t

he saddest things for me about this is that it appeared on Marie Claire's website. I've been a subscriber for years, it seemed to me to be the only fashion magazine with good, progressive politics. Their editor-in-chief Joanna Coles isn't apologizing so I'll be putting my money where my mouth is and cancelling my subscription.

Yesterday I posted on Facebook that I wish that I knew where Maura Kelly vacationed so a group of me and my fatty friends could put on the smallest, string bikinis we could find and make out in front of her. Since I can't imagine she'll be getting many writing jobs anytime soon and money will be tight, perhaps I'll stage a kiss-in outside her Brooklyn apartment. Until then Maura here are some shots of me and my rolls. In a bikini. In public. Smiling. I hope I make you violently ill.


Until we meet at beach, all I have to say to you is


25 comments:

  1. haha! I too read this horrible "article" and even though i was very upset at first, It just makes me laugh to think how ignorant and narrow-minded people are! ANDDD your post made my day!! ;) Very cute bikinis!! XD

    -Christina <3

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  2. Wow, what a wack job, Maura Kelly!! And I couldnt believe this was published to Marie Claire website. Simply not cute! Why do people have to find something superficial to be biased about and spread their hateful thoughts? Its ridiculous. In any event, you just keep doing you!!! Great post, great blog. Super cute bikini pics. I loved the zebra print.

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  3. Goodness, off to read now. Nice pictures! xxx

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  4. I adore your bikini.. I want one soo bad!! Soon come.. Soon come!
    Mrs Hall In Training

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  5. she's a stupid bitch. I wish I could be politically correct or even not be offended but I am and if I ever cross her path I will bitch slap her.

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  6. I read this post specifically to see the pictures of you in a bikini, and I wasn't disappointed! You look fab, and are totally rocking both suits!

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  7. Oh, the apology was by far te best bit for me. I'm sorry to everyone I've offended, but I wasn't talking about you guys, I was talking about *fat* people. What, you mean people as fat as Mike ro Molly read Marie Claire? No, they don't have enough time between the ice cream and the donuts to do that.

    That animal bikini looks awesome on you!

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  8. Weee! Go get her Bloomie! Great choice of song too.

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  9. This post was my favorite. I am not going to trash my mind by reading the article you told me enough. And the idea about kiss-in in front of her apartment is the BEST. Love the bikinis.

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  10. Interesting blog! OK, I am not a fashion person, as you know, so maybe not the dresses posts for me, but this one about Maura Kelly is enraging. I think you need to start an It Gets Better for the kids who are going to read Marie Claire (do kids read Marie Claire?) and feel even worse about themselves than they already do. Where does she get off? --Ariela (from work). PS this is why I don't own a TV - I am not paying money to give corporate america a direct pipeline to telling my children their bodies are wrong, they should nag me to buy disgusting overpriced unhealthy food, violence and degradation of women is acceptable, etc. Corporate america has a free speech right to promulgate those messages, and I have a free speech right to not allow them to beam those into my home.

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  11. BLOOMIE IS AN AMERICAN HERO! i love you bloomie. preach on, sista friend!

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  12. I absolutely loved your post! I think that you were able to say exactly what most women want to say...."F you" to anyone who doesn't love me the way I do. That's what's up.

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  13. Nice picture of yours, your way too confident to wear those sexy stuff.

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  14. I pity Maura for not being able to look beyond the physical appearance of a person...and nice post.... :)

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  15. se que j aimerais m acceptee comme toi !!!

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  16. you look fabulous wearing that two piece bikini

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  17. Love it, well said, I loved Marie Claire, but how can I now? And the girl who does the plus size column should take a stand or take a walk.

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  18. Brave're presenting your photos in a swimsuit.

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  19. You're gorgeous just the way you are, baby. Very serious about that!

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