Oct 29, 2010 3:15 PM
By now, you've likely heard about Maura Kelly's controversial fat-shaming blog post on Marie Claire's website and the ensuing backlash, including Lesley Kinzel's response. We don't get political here often, unless it's with good cause: This article bleeping pissed us off. It's discrimination, pure and simple, and it's not cool. There are fat people who eat well and work out. There are skinny people who smoke and eat nothing but fast food and wouldn't jog 2 blocks if you paid them. We're not saying we condone unhealthy lifestyles, but we definitely don't condone Maura Kelly's hateful, thoughtless post. Overweight people have a right to live, love, and laugh just as much as thin people. Love has no weight limit.
To all our Outblush babes and hombres in New York City and Philly, there will be Big Fat Kiss-In events at the NYC Marie Claire offices and at Love Park in Philly tomorrow, Friday, October 29, 2010. We can't go, but if you live near either spot, we CHALLENGE you to go! Blow an extra kiss or ten on our behalf, okay? And, if you go, send us a picture! We'll create a collage of your photos and post it here!
We love you all - you are ALL beautiful, no matter what you look like, and no matter what anyone else says!
The Outblush family
P.S. We want to know what YOU think, and we want to get YOU involved! Leave a comment on Marie Claire's Facebook page to tell them what you think: You'll have to "like" them to do it, but it's worth it in this case! (If you do, @ tag our Facebook page or mention our name to let us know you did - we might send you something special in the mail as a thank you!)