Let’s Fat Shame Rob Kardashian The Way Dudes Fat Shame Khloe

Rob Kardashian fatI’m not a big fan of the term “fat shaming” because it’s a word women who call themselves feminists use alongside the word “objectifying.” (Which I really hate, because let’s face it, a lot of women are willingly objectified for pay and it’s called commercialism, not rape.)

If I was a hairy-pitted, Tom’s Deodorant-using hippie who just happened to catch the latest episode of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami down at the Y, I’d go on about how everybody examines Khloe’s cellulite under a microscope but nobody talks about Rob Kardashian’s weight gain because he’s a man. (Really I just want to make fun of him.)

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Christina Aguilera Makes Solid Case For Weight Gain In Imaginary Comments

Comments thought to be made by Christina Aguilera to Billboard magazine about her weight gain in 2002 during her Stripped tour with Justin Timberlake turned out to be false, according to her rep.

Disappointing because I legitimately thought for a second that she’d made some really great points and illustrated a non-hypocritical message. The quotes, which may have originated on Tumblr, referred to a frantic meeting her label had to discuss her new look.

“During the promotion of my album Stripped, I got tired of being a skinny, white girl, I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl,” she said in the excellently crafted fake interview.

“The next time my label saw me, I was heavier, darker and full of piercings! Let me tell you, that wasn’t an easy pill for them to swallow. I had gained about 15 pounds during promotion.”  Continue reading “Christina Aguilera Makes Solid Case For Weight Gain In Imaginary Comments”

Gaga Talks Dieting, Blames Dad’s Italian Cooking

So it turns out that nutritionist who estimated that Lady Gaga had gained 30 pounds wasn’t far off after all, either that or she just heard it so many times she decided to agree but subtract five pounds because no one’s allowed to be that right.

“I’m dieting right now, because I gained, like, 25 pounds,” Gaga told Z100’s Elvis Duran. “And you know I really don’t feel bad about it, not even for a second. I have to be on such a strict diet constantly. It’s hard because it’s a quite vigorous show, so I tend to bulk up, get muscular, and I really don’t like that. So I’m trying to find a new balance.”

A balance between Superfood and meatballs that is. The culprit behind the weight gain is her dad’s restaurant, Joanne Trattoria, in Manhattan.  Continue reading “Gaga Talks Dieting, Blames Dad’s Italian Cooking”

Lady Gaga Gained A Bit Of Weight, But Shhh, I’m Not Supposed To Talk About It

Recently, a nutritionist who never met or treated Lady Gaga, told Radar Online that she gained “at least 30 pounds.”

The initial media response was to report about the potential weight gain, because they noticed that she had indeed gained a little bit of weight, though I doubt it’s actually 30 pounds. A mere twelve pounds can look like a lot on someone her height, just ask Snooki, or Christina Aguilera.

The second response from softer outlets, was to defend Gaga, which I also understand.

“But what’s piling on is the bullshit: Body scrutiny like this is cruel and pointless,” Jezebel’s Dodai Stewart wrote in a piece entitled “Shut The Fuck Up About Lady Gaga’s Weight.”  Continue reading “Lady Gaga Gained A Bit Of Weight, But Shhh, I’m Not Supposed To Talk About It”