Thursday, March 19, 2009

Plus-Sized?

Meghan McCain, John McCain's daughter and political blogger, has been the target some of unkind words recently regarding her weight. Meghan's weight was first scrutinized by radio personality, Laura Ingraham, who said she was “too plus-sized to be a cast member on the television show The Real World."

Meghan is a size 8.

"My weight was consistently criticized throughout the campaign. Once someone even suggested I go to a plastic surgeon for liposuction. Afterward, I blogged about loving my body and suggested critics focus their insecurities about women’s bodies elsewhere. On the other side, my mother was constantly slammed for being too skinny, so the weight obsession of the media and our culture goes both ways. It also goes to both parties."

I've seen pictures of Meghan McCain and let me tell you, she is not plus-sized in my book. I'm so tired of all the weight-commentary. Last time I checked Meghan was not a professional model. What does Meghan's weight have to do with anything?

3 comments:

Marley said...

That's so ridiculous. I have always been shocked by the way people's weight is ridiculed but it just seems it's getting out of hand now

Gordo said...

everyone wants to compare people to Barbie dolls...being that skinny or even model-skinny is so unhealthy for your body. it's a shame what our society sees as the "perfect" body...

grrrr said...

arrrrggghhh!!! that is so frustrating!!!! size 8 and people are calling for liposuction. ::rolls eyes:: these critics just look for shallow ways to attack people who are in the public spotlight and speak their minds.