Marie Claire relationship blogger Maura Kelly wrote a blog post yesterday which asked the question - "Should Fatties Get a Room (Even on TV)?", referring to the new sitcom Mike & Molly (which features an overweight couple who met at Overeaters Anonymous - above). Kelly's conclusion? YES - fat people are gross and should be rounded up and shipped off to Fat People Colonies (AKA "Alabama"). Or something like that.
Let's just say that people have NOT been happy with Ms. Kelly and her Chubbaphobia. The Marie Claire blog post has gotten over 1700 comments, most of which call the author a "stupidskinnybitch" and/or a "retarded Neanderthal who has to shave her knees and knuckles just to keep from looking like Sasquatch on Rogaine". Ok, I made that up, but I just want her to know that us Fatties can be mean too.
Marie Claire Editor in Chief (and Nina Garcia's boss) Joanna Coles defended the post, saying that the writer was "excited and moved" by all the comments. I guess by "excited and moved", she meant "excited about moving out of her current apartment, because fat people keep throwing empty McRib boxes at her".
I think Maura Kelly needs to be shipped off to a Horrible People Colony (AKA "Fox News Headquarters and/or Dick Cheney's House"). What do you think??