benepla said: the word "hollywood fat" is striking a cord with me tbh like. the Fat Girls in most media are chubby, yes, but every time theres an actually obese girl it's played up for a joke like 100% of the time. i think the only women labeled plus sized that are around my size are rebel wilson and melissa mccarthy
whenever they’re pretty heavy like say, rebel wilson, their entire character is constructed around the fact that they’re fat. fat women in comedy or acting in general have to be ready to constantly point out and laugh at themselves for being fat. its their only defining trait (unless they’re a woc or a lesbian, then that gets grossly tacked on too of course). thats why you get shirts of Fat Amy saying she doesnt wanna do cardio. i think the only thing ive seen thats been respectful at all about fat women is maybe my mad fat diary but ive only seen some of it.
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