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Marie Claire Blogger Teases the Fat Kids

New York fashion mag bloggers are SO over the whole fat acceptance movement. Take Marie Claire blogger, Maura Kelly, for example. In a recent post, Kelly pontificates on the new CBS show, "Mike & Molly,"  a sitcom wherein two heavy-set lead characters manage to find love. Adventures in dating and dieting ensue, and great laughs and "aww" moments are had by all. All, that is, except for Maura Kelly, who gets queazy at the mere thought of the whole thing: 

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.

She goes on to qualify her opinion by stating that some of her best friends are lardasses she's "not some size-ist jerk."

Obviously. There's nothing more bracing than brutal honesty from a major woman's magazine, no? It's the same kind of refreshing honesty I appreciate from, say, Carl Paladino. And, naturally, it comes with a generous offer to help: Sympathetic Maura is prepared to offer her readers  "some nutrition and fitness suggestions if you need them." Don't walk, run to her Twitter feed



Mike & Molly

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