Thursday, November 10, 2011

No, Mariah. Your Body was NOT Rancid

Trigger warning for weight stuffs.

Last night, as I was randomly cruising the web, I went over to Yahoo! to check the email inbox I use for junk purposes. And I happened upon this piece of news: Mariah Carey has lost 70 pounds since her pregnancy. I didn't really pay attention...I just skimmed past it. Another example of a celebrity losing weight and the crowds rejoice as if she's done something actually worthy of attention.

Eye roll.


Seriously? Why is this stuff news? Why should I ever care about anyone's weight?

Then, on Jezebel this morning, I saw the same story, but they highlighted some of the disturbing things that Mariah said about her pregnancy body. From the original People article:

At her peak pregnancy weight, Carey, 42, was so disgusted with her physique that she refused to let even husband Nick Cannon see her unless she covered up first, she said Tuesday.

"I had a towel on in the tub," Carey, who gave birth in April, says. "I’m not lying, I promise you! You think I would let Nick see me looking rancid like that?"

"I had, like, no bones for a while," she says, gesturing to her collarbone. "It's important to me to feel my bones!"
Say whaaaaaaat?

Ok, I understand that your body becoming something you are not used to (in this case, a home for two babies) can be scary and unpleasant. But the words that she has used here are SO horrible. How about giving yourself a little praise for bringing two children in to the world happy and healthy?

I think this woman needs a workshop on fat talk. Stat.

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