Monday, April 14, 2008

I think I'm "over" her

I've gotten back into the habit of recording and watching Oprah every day. On Mondays she's been doing a re-cap of The Big Give from the night before. That, of course, cannot fill a whole hour, so she uses the remaining 50 minutes to talk to some sort of celebrity guest who is "giving big" in their own way and then she also gives a big, fat plug for her "A New Earth" class online on Tuesdays.

Anyway ... we all know that Oprah (and the rest of the women in the world) has had weight issues for most of her on-air life. She has done some great things to promote women who are proud of the body they currently have, not the body they want to have. In the past, guests have been Stacy and Clinton from "What Not to Wear" and Carson Kressley from "How to Look Good Naked". Both of those shows encourage dressing the body you have and loving the body you have that is carrying you through life.

During these shows, Oprah starts preaching about loving yourself and not succumbing to the media pressure to be a size 0.

Okay, here's my issue.

Every time Oprah has a female celebrity guest ... the first question she has is "What are you eating and what are you doing to be that tiny?" ARG! Just today, Mariah Carey was on to talk about her new album (NOT a big give ... other than giving herself a 1000 sq. ft. lingerie closet) and literally 25 minutes of the show were spent talking about Mariah's new diet and workout program that consisted of eating artichoke hearts, steamed zucchini and working out 90 minutes a day. When Salma Hayek was on last week to talk about her "Big Give" promotion, Oprah wanted to spend about 15 minutes talking about how she lost the baby weight.

Do me a favor, Oprah. If you want us all to love our bodies and be happy with who we are ... then can you do the same? I already know the celebrities have impossibly fabulous bodies. I don't want to hear about how they have person chefs and trainers that travel the world with them. I really don't. Just let us be!

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Heather rules said...

I liked O back in the day. Don't really care for her anymore. She seems to act like someone she's not. I don't know how to explain my dislike for her.

Anonymous said...

Bravo! Keep speaking out!

distaff said...

Now the fundies are after her for starting her own religion, telling folks to "own their own spiritual curiosity." Boycott Oprah! she's bad for your brains!