Fat People Still Not Sexy
I’m sure this same thing happened last year:
AUSTRALIAN Idol judge Kyle Sandilands has been slammed by the Victorian Government after he said a 17-year-old contestant needed to lose a “jelly belly”.
Victoria’s Youth Affairs Minister Jacinta Allan said Mr Sandilands’ remark was humiliating and had the potential to do significant psychological damage to all the young people in the audience.
“Kyle sent a message to millions of young viewers dreaming of a career in the music industry – don’t bother if you’re not stick thin,” Ms Allan said.
Sounds like good advice to me. Apart from Pavarotti and Aretha Franklin, how many fatties have recording contracts?
Besides, aren’t we currently in a “war against obesity” or something in this country?
It’s one thing not to tease fat people. It’s another thing entirely to give them false hopes of being a music video superstar if they simply aren’t physically attractive enough. The name of the show is “Australian Idol“, not “Look, A Fat Chick With A Nice Voice!”.