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It’s all that bread. Cut that out and your weight will drop.

Chrissy Metz, best known for her role as the Fat Lady on American Horror Story: Freak Show, claims that she is tired of fat people being the butt of the joke. A fat actress that played a character so fat that they had to erect a tent to undress her because she could not fit in into her trailer now wants to advocate for respectful roles for “plus-size” women. This reads like the beginning of an Onion article. How do you go from being the fat freak to the poster child for how fat actresses should be treated?

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Chrissy, you dominate the camera honey.

Honey, that ship had sailed the moment agreed to play the fat freak on American Horror Story. Not only that, but if the ship were to return, you wouldn’t be allowed back on due to maximum capacity issues. Not fat shaming, but I am dishing out reality that her ego may weigh more than her. Someone else could probably be the poster child for better roles for “plus size” people, but not you.

Fat people have been used as the butt of the joke for the longest because of there is something about fat people doing stuff that is just funny. Is it low-brow humor? Is it cruel? Is it exploitive? Yes to all three, but honestly, jokes always require someone or something to be the butt. Why, though? Are people just assholes that like to laugh at other people’s expense? Sometimes. Is there something funny about fat people? Also yes. I’m not being a cruel, soulless asshole. If fat people weren’t funny then how do you explain Chris Farley or Melissa McCarthy?

Look, if Chrissy Metz wants to ask for better roles for fat women than go right ahead, but don’t expect to play the lead for a romantic comedy without your fatness becoming the butt of the joke. It’s just not going to ever happen, ever. A fat woman could play a lead in a horror film, but the movie would likely end in the first chase scene. Not a so fat she’s slow joke, but a simple observation of how cardio works. If Laurie Strode weighed 300 pounds, there would be no third act of the film. It would end with a fat Laurie Strode passing out due to cardio and Michael stabbing her like a plump pig. Is this offensive? Then that’s why certain roles just will never ever be offered to “plus size” people. If you’re so fat to where your chest is an armrest, then you’re too fat for a lead role in horror or a romance. You might have a lead role in a drama or in a comedy, but don’t expect much.

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Chrissy, Dexter could use your stomach as a kill table.

 

An actor can embrace their exploitive fat role, let’s say like Chris Farley or Melissa McCarthy, and then they can even break out for supportive roles that don’t require jokes at their expense like Jonah Hill. 

One reason is that Hollywood’s insistence on typecasting and micro-managing producers wouldn’t allow overweight actors and actresses to losee weight in fear that it may effect their prospects. 

Besides that, I think the real reason as to why is because it’s just not an embraced normality. It’s just not. Obesity is common and tolerated and expected, but it’s just not embraced, and it will never be. Weighing 300 pounds is not something to embrace and own. As a 280 pound dude with a beer gut, I can honestly say that I’m okay with the fact that my body is shit, but I do not expect it nor do I want it to be a norm. If everyone in a zombie film was a 280 pound beer gut motherfucker, then the even the slowest of the slow zombies would win.

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This woman embraces her fatness without shame. Learn from her Chrissy Metz

My advise for Chrissy Metz? Own your weight, bitch. Just own that weight without any shame. Be like those overweight prostitutes that boldly sell their body without any shame. Be like that. Don’t kill your career with this advocacy bullshit. it’s not going to ever work, otherwise your career will become the butt of a joke.

 

3 Comments »

  1. “…Respectful roles for ‘Plus Size’ women…” Plus Size is simply a euphemism for being fat, and in your case, morbidly obese. Any person who encourages another to be fat is disgusting. You wouldn’t encourage a person to develop cancer, to smoke cigarettes, to jump in the path of a train. So why encourage a person to be fat? With doing so, you are only encouraging death. Heart disease is the number one killer in America, and heart disease has two known causes: smoking cigarettes is one; and the other- wait for it, is being FAT.

    On second thought, encourage the fat people, because we will then finally rid this world of the bad genes, save food while having the ability to effectively combat world hunger, experience a sharp decrease in airline fare, no longer be forced to watch fat people roam grocery stores in the electric wheelchairs whilst the elderly are forced to painfully, exhaustingly walk. ISIS is bad, but it is second to the worst, most dangerous threat to our world… Fat people.

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  2. “…Respectful roles for ‘Plus Size’ women…” Plus Size is simply a euphemism for being fat, and in your case, morbidly obese. Any person who encourages another to be fat is disgusting. You wouldn’t encourage a person to develop cancer, to smoke cigarettes, to jump in the path of a train. So why encourage a person to be fat? With doing so, you are only encouraging death. Heart disease is the number one killer in America, and heart disease has two known causes: smoking cigarettes is one; and the other- wait for it, is being FAT.

    On second thought, encourage the fat people, because we will then finally rid this world of the bad genes, save food while having the ability to effectively combat world hunger, experience a sharp decrease in airline fare, no longer be forced to watch fat people roam grocery stores in the electric wheelchairs whilst the elderly are forced to painfully, exhaustingly walk. ISIS is bad, but it is second to the worst, most dangerous threat to our world… Fat people.

    Sponsored in part by:

    Tired of fats? Finish ’em like rats with new ‘Diabetraps’ in stores now,
    and,
    Is food missing from your pantry? Now is the time to ask your kids if they are at risk of being fat before it’s too late,
    and,
    The World Hunger Association,
    and,
    The starving children of Africa,
    and,
    All the healthy people with self respect.

  3. “…Respectful roles for ‘Plus Size’ women…” Plus Size is simply a euphemism for being fat, and in your case, morbidly obese. Any person who encourages another to be fat is disgusting. You wouldn’t encourage a person to develop cancer, to smoke cigarettes, to jump in the path of a train. So why encourage a person to be fat? With doing so, you are only encouraging death. Heart disease is the number one killer in America, and heart disease has two known causes: smoking cigarettes is one; and the other- wait for it, is being FAT.

    On second thought, encourage the fat people, because we will then finally rid this world of the bad genes, save food while having the ability to effectively combat world hunger, experience a sharp decrease in airline fare, no longer be forced to watch fat people roam grocery stores in the electric wheelchairs whilst the elderly are forced to painfully, exhaustingly walk. ISIS is bad, but it is second to the worst, most dangerous threat to our world… Fat people.

    Sponsored in part by:

    Tired of fats? Finish ’em like rats with new ‘Diabetraps’ in stores now,
    and,
    Is food missing from your pantry? Now is the time to ask your kids if they are at risk of being fat before it’s too late,
    and,
    The World Hunger Association,
    and,
    The starving children of Africa,
    and,
    All the healthy people with self respect.3

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