TV’s Fatsploitation Obsession: Tasty or Gross?


Shows like Oxygen channel’s Dance Your Ass Off revel in the hopes, dreams, and insecurities of fat people, who are shown whirling away their worries in elaborate fattie dance numbers. A good thing? I say yes, and I’m quoted as such in this article on abcnews.com. (Big surprise that I feel any exposure is good exposure, right?) Other experts insist that this cellullite-hugging trend is exploitive and awful and will only send the stars back to the fridge to stuff their feelings and their tummies.

Well, pull up a plate of Ring-Dings, read the article, wipe the smudges off your keyboard, and decide for yourself.

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