Worth Your Weight

July 4, 2008

Errant thought: Oprah

Filed under: fat acceptance — worthyourweight @ 8:23 pm

I’ve mentioned in passing before that I think Oprah could be a powerful FA ally if won over to our cause. In fact, a fat-accepting Oprah has the potential to change the national (and perhaps international) conversation about fat, health, and body image.

Alas, it will likely never happen. Oprah will never stop dieting. I think I know why.

I just remembered catching a show of hers when the topic was class. Oprah discussed the three major indicators of one’s class status as follows: teeth, accent, and weight.

Oprah practically has all the wealth in the world. She wants the class indicators that go along with that wealth. With enough money, teeth can be perfect. With enough money, accents can be unlearned. Is there enough money in the world to permanently control one’s size? I surmise Oprah thinks so.

Just a theory.



  1. Sad. So very sad.

    Comment by Limor — July 4, 2008 @ 11:01 pm

  2. She is probably aware of her sisyphean labor but like sisyphus is trapped in her cycle either due to her compulsion or whatever else is driving her. I feel for her and hope she can come out of her personal hell so she can be truly happy at any size.

    Comment by viv — July 5, 2008 @ 1:25 am

  3. Yeah, I want the multi billionaire lecturing me about class. Oprah can fucking suck my fat ass. Unless she’s going to buy me a house, then she’s my BFF. Seriously, she’s literally bought a lot of viewership by giving shit away.

    She ain’t nobody’s ally but her own, she does everything for the advertisers so they can make her disgustingly wealthy. And yet, people hate Martha Stewart, who never hid her motives in the least tiny bit.

    I respect Oprah for getting as far as she has, but I hate that she wants everyone to pretend that she’s “just like them”. No way, if you’ve made it, it might be time to admit that you have.

    Comment by Godless Heathen — July 5, 2008 @ 3:56 am

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  5. I agree! It is so annoying to me how Oprah is always trying to lose weight. I think she looks perfectly fine. Heck, if I were Oprah and had all that money, I would not obsess about my body. Instead, I would buy clothes that looked great on the body I have and spoil myself with haircuts and manicures and massages.

    Comment by Laryssa — July 9, 2008 @ 1:23 pm

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