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    Fat Models Don’t Help with the Self-Esteem Thing

    By kyle | March 22, 2010

    Apparently plus-sized, “real” or fat models don’t actually make overweight women feel better about themselves. Via Instapundit we learn that looking at fat people doesn’t make you feel celebrated, empowered and appreciated. It just kinda makes you feel…fat.

    Topics: Advertising, Fashion | 4 Comments »

    4 Responses to “Fat Models Don’t Help with the Self-Esteem Thing”

    1. KS Says:
      March 22nd, 2010 at 5:03 pm

      I agree. But somehow it’s controversial to say that women like Mo’Nique or Gabourey Sidibe might be limited by their weight.

    2. Hunter Tremayne Says:
      March 22nd, 2010 at 5:22 pm

      It’s hardly PC to admit it, but just looking at a woman as obese as Gabourey Sidibe is makes me nauseous.

    3. K Says:
      March 22nd, 2010 at 9:27 pm

      I can see that. Especially if the “plus sized” woman was Kristina Hendricks.

    4. Hunter Tremayne Says:
      March 23rd, 2010 at 2:12 am

      Kristina Hendricks is plus-sized? Geddouddahere! She’s pretty much my idea of what the perfect woman looks like.