Does this seem "disgusting" to you? Look, their fat is touching!
I'm not sure how many of you have already seen this horrible article from the Marie Claire website;
"Should Fatties Get a Room? (Even On TV?)" written by Maura Kelly.
I am so completely disgusted and horrified that even an online publication would allow something so full of hate and ignorance to be posted on their site. I usually don't get upset at things like this, but this one really struck home for me.
I am fat. Not "plump", not "chubby", but fat.
Of course, I struggle with my body image every day, as many women (and men) do. There are days when I feel like the sexiest and most gorgeous thing to ever walk the earth, and then there are those days when I feel like all I should do is cover up, lest I offend someone with my body.
I also have a husband who is fat. I love every last inch of him, and would never want anyone to tell him that he cannot kiss me in public simply because it is "aesthetically displeasing" for someone else to see. It makes me fightin' mad that anyone can try to tell me that I should have to keep my affection toward my husband behind closed doors, because someone is "grossed-out" by our "rolls and rolls of fat touching each other".
After reading this sorry excuse for an article, I immediately contacted Marie Claire's web editor Kate Schweitzer by email (at firstname.lastname@example.org) to inform her exactly what I thought of this piece and also to assure her that I would be canceling my two-year subscription to Marie Claire.
What are your thoughts? Do you think Marie Claire should print an apology? Will you be canceling your subscription?