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I Miss Fat Jonah Hill (And Other Mostly Pointless Celebrity Observations, In No Particular Order)

by Golda Poretsky, H.H.C. on February 6, 2012

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OBSERVATION 1: I miss fat Jonah Hill.

I miss fat Jonah Hill

I miss fat Jonah Hill (image courtesy of wikipedia)

I know it’s not cool to say it, and believe me, I believe in a person’s right to do what they will with their bodies, but I miss fat Jonah Hill.

I think it’s because I like seeing “one of us” in the movies.  His quirky humor was the only thing I enjoyed about Funny People.  I liked him as genius sabermetrics guy opposite Brad Pitt in Moneyball.  I could imagine a little, fat 10 year old who always gets picked last in gym class seeing him in a movie and saying, “Even if I don’t make the team, at least I can be the smart guy in the back office who gets to actually pick the team.”

Now he just looks like a thin guy who’s in movies, and it bums me out.

OBSERVATION 2: I won’t die if I see Melissa McCarthy‘s arms.

Melissa McCarthy emmys dress

Melissa McCarthy (image courtesy of CNN)

I love Melissa McCarthy.  And apparently, she sometimes wears a 3/4 sleeve.  But every time I see her at some awards thing, she has super long sleeves on.

Seriously, I can only imagine the pressure and scrutiny she’s under.  I’m sure her size comes up in every stupid, useless interview for magazines that I refuse to read. But I’m just dying for her to pull a Gabby Sidibe and show some big fat arms!

OBSERVATION 3: All I want is to live in a world where Octavia Spencer doesn’t feel the need to “triple spanx.”

octavia spencer sag awards

Octavia Spencer (image courtesy of Us Magazine)

Speaking of award-winning actresses constantly being asked inane questions about weight, Octavia Spencer is sick of it.  According to Jezebel, she posted about this on facebook, saying, “I am NOT WORRYING ABOUT MY WEIGHT! I AM NOT TRYING TO CONFORM TO an unrealistic model of beauty.”   Amen!

But she also told Ellen, “I triple-Spank. Which is not good. Spanx really, really work, but you don’t need to overdo it.” This woman is a freaking award winning freaking actress.  Can’t she be allowed to enjoy the moment without impinging on vital organs?  I’m all for an end to the havoc of chub rub, but I’m sick of this Spanx crap.

OBSERVATION 4: Paula Deen didn’t get diabetes from cooking with fat.

Paula Deen with dog diabetes

Paula Deen (image courtesy of The Food Network)

Just read this, guys.  Seriously.

OBSERVATION 5: Sometimes I miss the good ole days when Jennifer Hudson and Mariah Carey sang stuff, instead of just hawking weight loss b.s.

Remember stuff like this?

Now I only see her in this (real and awful) Weight Watchers ad:

I realize that all of these celebrities have incredible pressure put on them about their bodies.  Do a google search for any of these people and add the word fat and you will see page after page of horrible commentary.  That’s why it’s so important for each one of us to stand up to fat oppression.

In the meantime, at least we have Gabby Sidibe and Adele.

adele and gabby sidibe with quotes about confidence and beauty

Some food for thought from Adele and Gabby (Image of Adele with quote from definatalie.tumblr.com, image of Gabby Sidibe from NBC, quote from Harper's Bazaar)

I think I need to go back on my media diet.

But seriously, what do you think?  Let’s chat over on my facebook page.

Golda is a certified holistic health counselor and founder of Body Love Wellness, a program designed for plus-sized women who are fed up with dieting and want support to stop obsessing about food and weight. Go to http://www.bodylovewellness.com/free to get your free download — Golda’s Top Ten Tips For Divine Dining! And, please join her and twenty of the biggest names in HAES(R) and Fat Acceptance at the Body Love Revolutionaries Telesummit.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Cara Hartley January 9, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I appreciate guys of all body types. I had a huge crush on the late Joey Ramone, who had Marfan syndrome and was skinny as a rail. On the other end of the spectrum, I also thought John Candy was adorable. Both of these guys died way too young.
I’m going to confess that I liked fat Drew Carey better. Of course Drew can do what he wants to with his body, but from a visceral viewpoint, I preferred cuddly Drew.

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Deb February 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm

I am a total teddy bear guy lover. I see ridicules adds with a cuddly guy (I guess they consider him “chubby”) “before” pic and then the “after” really looks like the same guy with a thinner face and lots of bulky muscles. Yuck! This cute guy tortured himself and probably took steroids to look like that, what a waste!

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@SouthrnCupcake December 31, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Finally I found other people who agree about the media and pressure to be skinny!
http://t.co/wTS56JWf

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Amanda October 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I have been saying the same thing about Jennifer Hudson ever since she lost weight! She was fabulous and normal sized like me. She got to wear fantastic designer clothes in real sizes at awards shows and she got so much positive attention. Then she lost weight and she looks like any other starlet. I know the most important thing is to be comfortable in your skin, so if she is, then I am happy for her. But I can’t identify with her anymore…

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Renee Heigel February 20, 2012 at 3:33 pm

So true… women are so influenced by media & pressure to look a certain way that we stop loving ourselves as we are! At least a holistic, healthier message is spreading. Thanks for sharing this one.

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Golda Poretsky, H.H.C. February 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I’m glad to share, and I’m glad this movement is growing!

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Claire Walsh February 15, 2012 at 2:03 am

These celebrities are put under an enormous amount of pressure to be thin, and thereby beautiful in only that way. It isn’t fair for their bodies, and isn’t healthy.

I tried on Spanx once for “the fun of it” and I can’t imagine someone wearing one of those awful things, let alone 3! My goodness.

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Emily February 6, 2012 at 3:50 pm

In the Jennifer Hudson WW ad- are both of those women Jennifer Hudson? If so, even worse ad than I thought.

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Golda Poretsky, H.H.C. February 6, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Yes, they’re both her! Ugh!

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