Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Self-loathing is not a fucking character-builder. It doesn’t make you stronger. It doesn’t make you better. It’s just an ever-deepening, creepy-ass trap; a trap that is a huge moneymaker for corporations that do not have and never will have good intentions. You’re not disgusting. You’re not freakish. You’re not ugly. And you’re never going to be perfect. And holy shit, that is so okay."

Go read the whole post over at:
Casual Blasphemies

She totally takes down the whole Kristie Alley media frenzy and requisite "self flagellation" required of any denizen of Hollywood who dares not only gain weight, but gain weigh, lose weight, and then gain weight (see: Oprah). This embroidering of the story in some sort of epic of fundamental character is the most disturbing. What you weigh does not make you a good or bad person--this is not about your character, moral fortitude, or virtue. It is about what you weigh. Striving for health is great and if that so happens to result in a weight that works best for your frame, great, but it doesn't make you Mother Theresa, Ghandi, or Joan of Arc.

1 comment:

  1. Kirstie Alley is just out of control. This weight thing is just another symptom of her addicitive personality.

    I mean talking about the weight as well as gaining weight.