|Jennifer Hudson: Before & After weight loss|
The Game, I stumbled on a tweet from a prominent black socialite and fashionista while she was watching a rerun of hit TV series Glee. I've always loved her sophisticated style as a plus-sized vet in the industry. So I was surprised and intrigued when I saw this statement from her on Twitter...
@(SocialiteNameHere): "Black girl on Glee is EVERYTHING to me, I want her to lose weight & no not 4 health reasons but so she can be 20 in a HIT show & enjoy it FULLY"Now upon first reading it, I didn't take it very seriously. But once I re-read the part about "not 4 health reasons", I had to think to myself - "Why then? If not for health, why does she want her to lose weight?"
|Amber Riley at 2011 Golden Globes|
Here's how the Twitter conversation went:
LoveBrownSugar: I actually like Amber's curves! I think she's such a great role model for plus size girls on TV. And she's so pretty!
(SocialiteNameHere): She is pretty however, if you are a young girl that can't wear a bikini without rolls spilling over, I'm sure it sucks!
LoveBrownSugar: Lol don't sleep on a FIERCE one piece honey! Hahah but yeah I get where you're coming from.
(SocialiteNameHere): Lamb, a 1-piece is fine at a certain age but I wouldn't trade my Versace 2-piece of yesterday for my Pucci 1 piece of today! You don't have to be rail thin but no one wants to be on a hit show w/girls that borrow DESIGNER gowns & u get yours made! End of the day what overweight female celeb do u know that stays overweight, even J Hud finally slimmed down & now LOOK.And that was the end of our Twitter conversation. I could've responded to her last statement but it really made me think. Not only did I begin to question whether or not there was a whole new "skinny girl" world I was missing out on my entire life, but I started to question if that's what outsiders thought about me and every other girl who isn't considered slim.
LoveBrownSugar: Hmm I guess it's a case of "can't miss something you've never had" b/c I've never been considered thin but never felt slighted.
(SocialiteNameHere): Having access but not being able to access it due to something that you can change can't be fun!
Do people think I live a miserable life? Better yet, do I live a miserable life but I just don't know it? I posed the question to my boyfriend and naturally he came to my defense. But to be true to this discussion, I really want to hear it from you guys - plus size or not - because I think these statements speak to a broader conversation about society and the way we think. Should Amber Riley feel any less beautiful or feel like she's having less "fun" because she's curvier than her castmates or because she has to get gowns custom-made? Should I feel bad that I have to skip to the double digit section of a department store rack instead of the single digit ones? I wanna know...
Do you guys think skinny girls have more fun? Be brutally honest with me. Soundoff below!