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Happy to be fat!?
morphiagoddess wrote in fatshionista
So I was over on MTV.com because a co-worker of mine was yacking about the new Tila Tequila show, A Shot at Love, With Tila Tequila. That's a whole other story though! LoL

Anyhow, I was talking to her about the other show True Life. So I mosey-ed on over to the casting calls for the show. Ya know where they post what upcoming topics will be and you can apply with your photo and story to be on the show. Let's see what I found...

True Life: I Need Anger Management

True Life: I'm Schizophrenic

True Life: I'm a Southern Belle

True Life: I'm Happy to be Fat...

What? So they're going to do a show on Fat Acceptance? Somehow I don't see this thing being positive. I mean, granted the description below sounds like it might have a positive ring to it. But something about this just seems wrong. Something sounds like it's going to just mock a fat person. I dont know.

True Life: I'm Happy to be Fat

Are you overweight but comfortable with your body type? Do friends and family urge you to lose weight but you don't listen? Do you appreciate the feeling or appearance of being fat or do you like to date men or women who are overweight? Do you want to increase your weight? Have you set a goal in bodyweight or size that you're trying to reach? Have you encountered health problems or risks while trying to reach your goal?

If you appear to be between the ages of 18 and 28, and are happy to be fat, email us at: fat@mtvstaff.com with all of the details.

Please be sure to include your name, location, phone number and a photo, if possible.

What do you guys think? Are any of you going to email this staff to try out? Or do you think that it's all just fun and insults?

Oh, and you know.. I know how this show ends up. My highschool was the one in True Life: Prom Night. They butcher everything you say and turn it into whatever they want to hear. I dont know about this. Any comments, arguments.. etc??

I feel fat, but not happy today.

hello "my school was on true life: prom night" buddy.

I checked out your user icons and since you're on private, that's all I can judge by.. but yeah you seem totally freaking cool. So hi :D

I don't know what show it was, but there was something on MTV about a girl in High School that they sent a model (a plus size model maybe?) to help out? And also had someone from her school coaching her in getting in shape so she could run some sort or marathon or something. All in all I thought it was really positive and I was really surprised. I didn't see the whole thing but it seemed to be about helping her lose weight (but it's not like the expected her to be tiny at the end of the show), dress better, get in shape and so on. So it might not be horrible.

And I thought the show where you had the girl getting WLS and the guy with his calf implants, and the two Playboy bunny wannabees, was quite good in that the guy looked like a totally vain and lonely guy, the wannabees looked kinda desperate, and it showed the WLS to be a major deal, not just some waving of a magic wand. It is major surgery with risks and painful recovery. Honestly I hadn't seen it from that angle until I saw that.

thats a different show, i think youre talking about "made"

It seems like they're conflating three different things: being happy with your size, being attracted to fat people, and already-fat people gaining weight on purpose.

And the last one seems really rare. I'm not gonna say it never happens, but outside of feeder porn, I've actually never met someone who did that, and I know a lot of fat people.

Add in the health problems question, and it seems like the last part is all but guaranteed to create a firestorm that engulfs the other two -- e.g. "all those crazy fat acceptance people are trying to gain MORE weight even though they have diabetes!" If it weren't for that bit I might chance it, but as it stands, no.

I don't know. I think the MTV generation could use some fat-acceptance/understanding edutainment, but of course it depends on how it is delivered. I don't want to see a "happy even though I'm fat" girl, but rather a "happy, and oh, I'm fat" girl.