Ostensibly, she’s going on the show to remind people to drink more water. Fine. Whatever. But the effect of this choice is to give her stamp of approval to a show that abuses and demeans people for entertainment.
A large group of mental health professionals, eating disorder specialists and activists (including me) have teamed up to ask Ms. Obama to not appear on The Biggest Loser, and we’d like you to be part of this effort!
Here’s what you can do:
(This tweet includes a link to my interview with a Biggest Loser finalist, which you can choose to include in your tweet or not.)
For more information, check out some of my articles on the problems with the Biggest Loser:
- Interview with Kai Hibbard, Season 3 Finalist. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3.
- My #stopbiggestloser article on the problems with including children in the show is here.
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. To learn more about Golda and her work, click here.