Marie Claire’s contributor, Maura Kelly, has been going through a strong backlash after making a remark against overweight people and their appearance. Many felt offended after she blogged about her true thoughts regarding what she feels when she sees overweight people in public and the overweight characters on the TV show, Mike & Molly.
Maura Kelly stated in a previous post, “So anyway, yes, I think I’d be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other … because I’d be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything. To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room — just like I’d find it distressing if I saw a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroine addict slumping in a chair.”
Wendy Williams took it upon herself to weigh in and comment on the contributor’s bold remark. Wendy stated on a recent show, “Why do you accept that? I don’t accept that. We get upset about the N-word, we get upset about making fun of gay people, and paraplegics and people with Down Syndrome — but we can make fun of fat people and that’s okay? It’s not okay. Marie Claire, we’ll be waiting for your apology — how about that?”
Numerous readers felt that Maura Kelly should put out an apology for her offensive remarks. Of course, she put out an apology soon after people threatened to boycott.
What do you think?