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Tokyo Olympics Official Resigns Over Cringey 'Olympig' Idea

Creative director Hiroshi Sasaki quits after idea involving plus-sized comedian Naomi Watanabe

(Newser) - Japan just may have an Olympic-sized problem with its "old men's club." One month after the 83-year-old head of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee stepped down for sexist comments, another top Olympics official is quitting in the wake of his own eyebrow-raising remarks. This time, per the...

Trainer Jillian Michaels Takes Flak Over Lizzo Remarks

Trainer is accused of fat-shaming, but she says she's talking only about health risks

(Newser) - Personal trainer Jillian Michaels—best known as a coach on The Biggest Loser—is receiving lots of criticism Thursday from fans of singer Lizzo. It stems from comments Michaels made Wednesday on the BuzzFeed News show AM to DM. “Why are we celebrating her body?" Michaels said. "Why...

James Corden: 'We're Not All as Lucky as Bill Maher'

The late-night host rips Maher about his support for fat-shaming

(Newser) - James Corden might say he was throwing his weight around. The Late Late Show host delved out a little social commentary Thursday in response to Bill Maher's recent defense of fat-shaming, BuzzFeed reports. "Fat-shaming doesn't need to end; it needs to make a comeback," Maher said...

Egypt's President Accused of Fat-Shaming an Entire Country

Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi did ask his people to lose weight, but he says it's because they're 'family'

(Newser) - Egypt's president is denying that he fat-shamed his own people after his recent calls for Egyptians to lose weight prompted a torrent of jokes online. In televised comments Wednesday, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said, "How can I shame my own family? Egyptians are my family. How can I watch...

Aquarium Very Sorry for Fat-Shaming Sea Otter
Never Fat-Shame
a Sea Otter. Never.

Never Fat-Shame a Sea Otter. Never.

Monterey Bay Aquarium has a 'learning moment' after trying to act like the cool kids on Twitter

(Newser) - Furthering the Internet truism that 140 characters is plenty of letters to trigger an avalanche of trouble, we present to you an unlikely example: The Monterey Bay Aquarium, accused of fat-shaming one of its own sea otters and just being painful in general. As KPIX reports, the aquarium, or maybe...

Sarah Michelle Gellar's Sexy Thanksgiving Post Flops

Instagram users accuse her of fat shaming

(Newser) - Instagram users are decidedly not taken with Sarah Michelle Gellar's Thanksgiving preparations. The former star of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer issued an apology after sharing photos of herself from a 2007 Maxim lingerie shoot. "I'm just going to pin these up all over my house as a...

Woman's Obit Slams 'Fat Shaming' by Doctors
A Woman's Final
Note to All Doctors
in Her Obituary
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A Woman's Final Note to All Doctors in Her Obituary

Ellen Maud Bennett says she endured 'fat shaming' from the medical profession

(Newser) - When a terminal cancer diagnosis finally came, Ellen Maud Bennett was given only days to live. The 64-year-old of Victoria, BC, spent them eating lobster and shrimp-wonton soup and boasting, "I look so good for someone almost dead!" Her much-lauded obituary published this month, however, called out something...

Critics on Netflix's 'Revenge Comedy': Shut It Down

Some say 'Insatiable,' about a once-overweight teen, engages in 'body shaming'

(Newser) - The trailer for a new Netflix show dropped last week, but instead of generating excitement, it has spurred a petition calling for the show's cancellation. More than 113,000 people have signed the Change.org appeal to nix Insatiable, starring Disney Channel darling Debby Ryan as a once-obese teen,...

Megyn Kelly Faces Backlash Over Pro-Fat-Shaming Remarks

She later attempted to walk back those comments

(Newser) - "Some of us want to be shamed," Women's Health quotes Megyn Kelly as saying Thursday while discussing fat-shaming on Today. "When I was in law school, I was gaining weight," Kelly recounted. "I said to my stepfather, 'If you see me go into...

Personal Trainer Tries to Body- Shame Bride-to-Be
Personal Trainer Tries to
Body-Shame Bride-to-Be
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Personal Trainer Tries to Body-Shame Bride-to-Be

He said her wedding pics will be around for centuries

(Newser) - Cassie Young is used to strangers reaching out to her on social media. The 31-year-old is a digital director at the nationally syndicated radio program The Bert Show in Chicago, and she's got more than 14,000 followers on Twitter alone. But when a personal trainer offered to whip...

Brouhaha After Website Wonders if Roxane Gay Will 'Fit in the Lift'

Mamamia website, founder have since apologized to the author

(Newser) - Best-selling author Roxane Gay gave a podcast interview to Australian website Mamamia that went well enough, but the aftermath of the sit-down has not been so amicable. The description for the podcast , which focused on Gay's new memoir Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, mentioned Gay's "super-morbidly...

#TheySaid Goes Viral as Women Talk Body Shaming

Many describe the first time they heard a negative comment about their bodies

(Newser) - There's a new hashtag taking off on social media, and it's one that takes on body shaming. It all started on May 25 when Sally Bergesen, CEO of sports apparel brand Oiselle, took to Twitter to describe the time her dad body shamed her when she was 12:...

Star of Snow White Parody 'Appalled' Over Promos

Chloe Grace Moretz, others say campaign body shames blatantly

(Newser) - The bad news the magic mirror gave the Evil Queen in the original Snow White pales in comparison to the body-shaming backlash over promotions for Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs, set to debut in 2018, per People . A movie poster at Cannes showed the animated parody's main character,...

Playboy Model Pleads Not Guilty in Nude Body-Shaming Case

Dani Mathers could still face jail for posting naked photo of woman at her gym

(Newser) - The list of things the 2015 Playboy Playmate of the Year can't unsee still includes jail time, but Dani Mather pleaded not guilty on Monday to misdemeanor charges of invasion of privacy in a California court. Mather—who caused an internet tempest in a teapot when she allegedly posted...

This Playboy Model Just Did a Really Ugly Thing

Dani Mathers posted a photo of a nude woman at the gym

(Newser) - Dani Mathers says she became a Playboy model because she loves the female body. She had a funny way of showing it Thursday when she posted a photo to Snapchat of a nude woman in a locker room at an LA Fitness in Los Angeles, with the caption, "If...

Trump-Endorsed Lawmaker Calls Ex-Supporter Fat, Loses Election

'She has become a mean girl on steroids'

(Newser) - North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers, who was Donald Trump's first official congressional endorsement, lost her primary contest Tuesday after calling a former supporter fat, USA Today reports. According to WNCN , Ellmers was caught on video telling a woman at a polling place that she had "gained some weight....

Prison Break Star Shuts Down Fat-Shamers

'Like a dandelion up through the pavement, I persist': Wentworth Miller on his depression

(Newser) - As Michael Scofield on the hit show Prison Break, Wentworth Miller not only received critical acclaim , he also cut a notably buff, tatted figure. But after the show ended in 2009, Miller disappeared, and a meme this week brought out why. Viral-photo-sharer The Lad Bible posted a pic of a...

Teen Bullied as 'Fat Whale' Now Raising Cash for Whales

'I can take someone's hate and use it to spread love': 16-year-old Dee McMillan

(Newser) - When Dannie "Dee" McMillan first started noticing odd looks and snickers in the hallways of her Texas high school, she wasn't sure what was going on, the New York Daily News reports. But the 16-year-old's friends soon started sending her screenshots of a Twitter page that horrified...

In 'Unprecedented' Move, Reddit Bans 5 Subreddits

The most popular of the 5 forums targeted the obese

(Newser) - Reddit, the so-called front page of the Internet, is starting to ban some of its own forums after years of being known as the content aggregator where anything goes (well, except for child porn and nude celebrity pics). But Reddit is reporting this week that it has removed five of...

Pink Responds to Fat-Shamers, Nails It

Singer responds to angry tweets about her extra pounds

(Newser) - Pink has responded to her online fat-shamers by serving up a dish of positivity sprinkled with a little wry humor, People reports. The singer attended a cancer event in Beverly Hills Saturday night and wore a pretty black dress that, OK, revealed she had some extra on her. Naturally, the...

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