Lady Gaga’s fat jibes: She’s right, society is ugly – Comment – Voices – The Independent

Warning: Not my usual type of post and nothing to do with writing.

Criticising celebs on their weight gain affects our young people. Especially when it includes things like “In spite of her weight gain, she was very polite”. The implication being that people who gain weight are inevitably rude.

Anorexia and bulimia will not be stamped out while this is allowed to continue and our young people are at risk when their role models, however bizarre, are used in this way to sell newspapers.

If you agree then please visit this site and share where you think it will do the most good.

Lady Gaga’s fat jibes: She’s right, society is ugly – Comment – Voices – The Independent.

WordPress is huge and could have enormous implications here.

Let’s try and stamp this out.


15 responses to “Lady Gaga’s fat jibes: She’s right, society is ugly – Comment – Voices – The Independent

  1. I hadn’t heard this one.
    It seems like all these years of evolution haven’t give us an ounce of wit of how to handle issues like weight gain & the health crisis our children face. Responses like these just make it worse. I guess it’s easier than actually addressing the issues….
    Thanks for posting, I was blissfully unaware.

    • Thank you for commenting – if you’d like to reblog or tweet this, it may go some way to getting the message across.
      I’d like to think so.
      Realise that our lone voices in the wilderness will not stop right wing newspapers from printing their rubbish, but we ought to try to make people think when they read it.

  2. Pah, modern journalism. It used to be the most stable profession for the writer but these days any idiot who can use a computer can call themselves a journalist.

    • You are so right. Especially on certain newspapers.
      I know she’s weird, but she is a recovering bulimic and it sends all the wrong messages to the youngsters. Compassion is dead, it seems, and thought for others has taken a bashing.
      Or maybe just thought…

  3. Jabs like this remind me why I can’t stand the paparazzi. I try to stay away from those smutty gossip magazines. They refuse to accept that celebs are still real people – and they want privacy and respect like the rest of us.

    Great post!

    • Don’t do celebrities and/or their magazines at all. Mostly don’t know who anyone is!!! But thought this was disgusting.
      And there is no thought given to how others perceive this sort of tosh. No wonder so many kids get food eating disorders.

  4. Some people think because a comment is not said directly to a person,it isn’t hurtful! Many parents/people don’t realise that when they mention someone’s weight gain, weight issue etc, a young person often relates it back to themselves. When confronted they say ‘But I didn’t say she was fat; I said it about X’. But young people figure that if someone can notice X putting on weight, then surely their own (real or imagined) wieght is out there for the world to see.

  5. reflectionsonlifethusfar

    Thanks for sharing this Pat! I re-tweeted it 🙂 oh, and Google+ too.

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