Hey Tumblrs, so today there is a Criminal Minds marathon on so I will be watching A&E 24/7. They are advertising this new show called Heavy. It goes into the lives of overweight people and shows how they are having really serious issues with health, and personal relationship. They also show how they are losing the weight and having better lives. BUT OF COURSE the show will be riddled with images of low angle camera shots showing chubby booties and also “amazing” scenes showing these people eating meals. Oh and crying… they will have to cry to. You know, because overweight people cant be happy.
Exhibit A- Beth Ditto is happy AND sexy… lets move on.
So I know the people on this show do have more serious issues than other overweight or even morbidly obese people in regular life. But my issue is that WHY ARENT THERE SHOWS THAT SHOW OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE BEING HAPPY!
Its so annoying. As soon as I saw a preview of the show I was thinking "Damn… another show that will make people assume that I’m sad". I’M NOT SAD! Why not show a series, hell, it doesn’t even have to be a series. A one night special called "Hey…I’m Actually Happy". It will go into the lives of chubby, overweight, morbidly obese people and show them living their lives, dating, dancing, just having fun! It can even be funny, but please… please world… Don’t think we are sad, have no life, and most importantly want to be skinny.
Exhibit B- We Dress Nice Too!
Now… there is ANOTHER show on MTV called “I Used To Be Fat” And it goes into the lives of college bound teens and shows their struggles of losing weight before college. Sure I have no issues with wanting to be healthy, or even have issues with losing a few pounds. But for me when you want to shed 100lbs so you can be excepted by friends at school just rubs the wrong nerve with me.
This is a vent… but I dunno. I just really want for people to know that Overweight people are happy too! We are fashionable, and damnit WE ARENT SAD!
Im hungry now… so im going to have a Boca burger.