Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Water Bottle Talk: Girl Booted from Front Row of AI for Being Too Fat!?
So the Mr pointed this article out to me and I was appalled yet not really surprised. Granted, I know it's from a real reputable site but I'm sure it's only a matter of a day or two before one of the gossip shows sniff it out. For those who can't go to those kinds of sites at work, the gist is this 19 year old girl who is a little chubby went into American Idol with her friends and had front row seats kind of behind the judges so they would be visible quite a few times during the broadcast. A production staffer told her she was too big to be in the front row and then they stuck her in the back row and the ticket taker said "'this makes sense why you're not with the skinny girls. You're in the last row."
Oh HELL to the no! I can't imagine how many kinds of stink I'd raise for that kind of blatant discrimination. I don't watch that show but I have to imagine the point of having an audience is to represent that these are 'typical' fans of the show. What, chubby and/or fat people don't watch the show? Now if you do watch the show, try to think about the audience shots you see...do you ever remember seeing a chubby or more importantly an obese person? If not, that would kind of confirm the discrimination. I'm not saying discrimination in the context of she should sue because I think our society is way too litigious as it is but this is absolutely a form of it and I think at minimum she should be apologized to and given tickets to the finale front and center for the chisel mark this took out of her self esteem.
What do you think? Is this acceptable? What do you think the resolution, if any, should be?
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Labels: Water Bottle Talk