Mike & Molly: Too Fat or Not

United States
October 28, 2010 4:55pm CST
When I heard the recent story about the Marie Claire blogger, Maura Kelly, and her view and rant on fat people, I was pretty annoyed and disheartened. Maura Kelly said many things that I find to be discriminating, not to mention downright rude. A small part of what she said in her blog this week: “I'd be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other ... because I'd be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything -- just like I'd find it distressing if I saw a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroin addict slumping in a chair.” What do you all think about her saying this. I think the show Mike and Molly is really funny and I think people discriminate against obese people and it really is as bad as discriminating against a person race or religion. Did you hear about this story and what do you think about it?
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@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
30 Oct 10
I don't know anything about this Marie Claire blogger, and I don't care what she says. I think the show Mike and Molly is very funny, and I like the characters. After a while, I don't even see them as fat, I just see it as a love story with lots of lots of quips and funny characters. I will continue on watching the show!
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• United States
31 Oct 10
I agree, I think the show is very funny and clever. When I am watching it, I am not thinking about how they look either, I am just thinking that this show makes me laugh out loud several times and for some reason I am just not one to laugh a lot, so I appreciate this show.
@djbtol (5501)
• United States
28 Oct 10
No, they are not too fat at all. They are people; no better or worse than other people. There is plenty of discrimination against overweight people. It is cruel and many people are not honest enough to acknowledge the discrimination. We all have issues of one kind or another. We all have areas we should be improving in. The blogger you mention is just nasty. I had never heard of this show, but I am glad you introduced me to it. I just watched the 'First Date' episode online and it was wonderful. Body size and shape does not determine the worth of an individual.
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@katsmeow1213 (28695)
• United States
28 Oct 10
I saw it on one of those morning shows while I was at the gym running on a treadmill, lol! Honestly though.. most people have a choice when it comes to how fat they are.. unless there's a medical problem. If you're sitting on your butt all day shoving junk food into your mouth you're choosing to be fat! You have the power to change your weight. People do not have the option of changing their color or nationality.. that's just how they were born. Sorry though.. I'm with the blogger here.. I do not enjoy watching fat people.. unless they're on the Biggest Loser fighting to get healthier.
• United States
31 Oct 10
katsmeow1213- Unlike other people on mylot who get mad when people don't agree with them, I do not. I took a lot of offense to this blogger, I just thought she was really rude, but you do have a valid point regarding discrimination. I have been heavy and thin in my life, being heavy is hard and something I have to work at everyday to watch my weight, but I am not lazy in anyway.
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• United States
31 Oct 10
I have been heavy too... 225 lbs at my heaviest (not pregnant.. was heavier while pregnant obviously). I am not thin by any means.. but when I saw I had gotten to 225 lbs I worked hard to drop 80 lbs. Now I am starting to gain a little back and I've gotten back into working hard to get back down to where I should be, and will continue to work hard to stay there. My mother is obese, my sister is obese, a lot of people I know are obese.. and they are the type who will do nothing about it. Not much I can do for them.. it's their choice to live that way. Should anyone be blatently rude to their face for it? No. You wouldn't be rude to someone who frequently forgets to shower.. but you certainly wouldn't want to run up and give them a big hug, would you?
• United States
31 Oct 10
That explains a lot more of your first comment and I really appreciate you sharing it with me. I have recently lost 40 pounds. It is really hard, but you are right for most of us that are overweight, it is in our control to change it. For me, I don't even notice that they characters on the show are overweight just enjoy the show. If there is something I don't like just turn it off. You have inspired me to keep up with the exercise.
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• United States
25 Dec 10
I say... so what? I don't enjoy looking at fat people either. We as a race weren't meant to be obese and people should be doing their best to try and stay healthy. Whenever I see a fat person I generally assume that they are lazy and don't take care of themselves properly. While I could be wrong in some instances, that is usually the case. Being fat is a choice for them and it is obvious that fat people are looked down upon. If they have a problem with that, it isn't too hard to stop overeating and maybe get out and exercise for once.
• United States
25 Dec 10
oh and by race i meant species, whoops.
@Memnon (2173)
30 Oct 10
I've never heard of this show, nor it's format. If it's anything similar to the likes of many other shows, part of their remit seems to be inciting shock. If I find something offensive I simply switch over.
• United States
31 Oct 10
I totally agree with you Memnon, if I don't care for something, I switch over to something else or just turn it off entirely.
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• United States
29 Oct 10
I heard about it and saw the cut from the view. I know I would never be on that show if i looked like that. But,that is just me and my body. I think people should be able to speak freely about how they feel as long as it does not cause physical harm. I don't like to see two men on tv kissing. That does not make me the worst person in the world. I would hope to never say it out loud around one of them. Those people may have been hurt and then again they may feel she is right to her feelings. I wish I had seen it for myself. it would give me a better view on it as well.
• United States
31 Oct 10
I agree about not liking to watch certain things to television, but I don't voice my opinion in a mean manner like she did. I simply turn off the channel and watch something else.
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@lelin1123 (15647)
• Puerto Rico
29 Oct 10
I heard about this while watching "THE VIEW" and was quite outraged. How horrible for someone to say this. For to the grace of God there go I is how I live my life. For her to write this garbage, its downright cruel and disgusting. What I believe and hope is that it brings more publicity for the show and it ends up being number one in the ratings. That will be payback to this Maura person. She is a total disgrace to the human race in my opinion. In fact, I never heard of the show and because of this I will be looking for it and plan to watch it.
• United States
31 Oct 10
The show really is funny, I really like it. I just thought her comments were very mean spirited and I for one did not appreciate her blog. I can see from some on here that this is a firestorm, some support her. I just think everyone has their own vices, and I would not judge anyone for them.
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@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
29 Oct 10
First a disclaimer. I am 5'8" and occasionally my scales show that I am under 300 lbs. So I will gross out the blogger in question. It's one thing if you observe me eating large quantities of unhealthy foods. But just a general condemnation of every overweight person? Such a person is disgusted an awfully large part of her life if she lives in the US. We should pray for her, since she is obviously so very unhappy if that is the case. If she lives elsewhere, she will do well to stop watching American television.
• United States
31 Oct 10
No disclaimer necessary I totally understand, have seen both ends of the scale myself. I am happier when I am thinner but it is hard to maintain. Have had this problem my whole life. I think she wanted to get the publicity and then realized how bad it was and then gave a rote apology. She is in the US, writing for Marie Claire Magazine.
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