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    Default Obese People On TV. WDYT?

    I can't say I notice too much, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    Hm i am curious as to what people class as skinny, who is too skinny in which show? I don't recall seeing a sickly thin person is any shows of late.

    One show in particular with a big woman that I don't think is a good look is the red headed chick on 'winners and losers' she really bugs me but at least I still watch it because I love the show but Dh won't.
    Is it her size or her character that bothers you? I don't regard her as that big, infact she is not someone that came to mind when I saw this thread.

    I have no issue with it except that instead of programs having people of all sizes being representative of the population, they pick out some chubbies for the funny show about chubbies (I can say this because I could be cast in one of these roles), it is a bit off IMO.

    I suspect that some people may look at Chrissy Swan on Can of Worms and have opinions about her which is such a shame because she is a beautiful woman and does a great job hosting.

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    Default Obese People On TV. WDYT?

    For me the girl from winners and losers stands out to me mostly because the look doesn't suit her, IMO. It's not her weight for me.

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    Default Obese People On TV. WDYT?

    I notice the thin people as opposed to bigger people. Watching Friends for instance, Jennifer Aniston is pretty skinny, I look at people like that and think "what does she do to get and stay that thin?!" - not because I want to look like that but I'm genuinely intrigued.

    I agree with whoever said there's no average sized people on tv (ie not thin but not overweight). It's a bit the catwalks of the world, where there's super thin and plus size with nothing in between.

    I love Chrissie Swan, I think she's just awesome and I couldn't care less if she was a size 6 or 26. It's about the person inside after all

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    I don't think people on TV should automatically have to be role models - especially in dramas/ fictional shows.

    If you banned unhealthy role models from those shows then we would also have to ban crime/ criminal acts/ immoral acts/ being mean to people, etc. TV would get pretty dull pretty quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by austmum View Post
    She could very well be more healthy than a skinny woman who hardly eats and smokes or binge drinks.

    Using health as an excuse is bull.

    It's great that they have bigger people on tv however it's a shame that is only a few shows and usually it's the token fat person rather than a lot of people all different sizes.
    Agree

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    Doesn't bother me, I get far more annoyed at the super thin on TV as well. What about that lady in that show with Betty White in it, you know, she used to be in 'Just Shoot me' - she is so thin, she looks like she needs a steak or something!

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    Default Obese People On TV. WDYT?

    An obese person on tv here and there doesn't worry me. If it were more common (which it's not) I'd have a problem with it (as it would create a perception that being obese is normal and acceptable, which it's not).

    It's similar to Aussie language content rules on TV. We don't want our kids thinking speaking with an America. Accent is how it is here. Or worse, have all our young kids grow up with Accents as all the kids shows are American.

    Variety in moderation is ok, but not if it distorts perceptions of the norm and/or encourages something undesireable.

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    It doesn't bother me at all. It's refreshing, actually. I'm so sick of seeing stick thin, tanned up, fake lashes designer unrealistic people on tv

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    I do agree that the stereotype is usually that the obese person is a barrel of laughs. The funny fat guy or gal.

    There seems to be a complete lack of people (women generally) who are somewhere in the middle.

    Leading ladies in film and TV always seem to be flawlessly slim. And if there is a larger sized character, it's just one person in a cast of skinnies!

    I'm a size 12 and I never seem to see any woman on film or tv who I can say 'I'm about the same size as her'. My BMI is 'normal'. Women in the mid range of sizes are just never represented and it makes no sense!


 

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