16 March 2007

How did I not think of this first?


In its attempt to trump the are-you-kidding-me-with-this-sh*t? factor of VH1's 'I Love New York,' the E! network has decided one of the new roles the two chairs of the super-skinny-skank-patrol will tackle on the fifth - yes, fifth - season of 'The Simple Life' is fat camp counselor.

Call me crazy, but is having a woman still crystal-clearly in the throes of anorexia and another whose 115 lb frame is maintained through a steady diet of nothing but Valtrex, flavored lip gloss and rich men's souls really the kind of influences - even if only for ratings - anyone would bring to bear on the fragile, vulnerable super-obese?

Laughing at the chubby girl sitting by herself in the food court with two trays of Panda Express is one thing, but it's an entirely separate realm of cruelty to inflict two size zeroes with fabulous bangs, Fendi handbags and no tact or self-awareness onto 3000lbs of depression wrapped up in Lane Bryant.

And on camera, no less.

How I love you, E! Network, for lowering the standards of human decency one show at a time.

5 comments:

dc girl said...

This has got to be a joke.

If it's not, I'm totally watching that...feeling guilty the whole time, of course.

brown bear '02 said...

I would pay to see you as a fat camp counselor on reality TV. Priceless. And motivating for all of us!

jessica said...

Nicole Richie's legs look a tad better, don't they? If you added Hillary's and hers together and divided by four, you'd get two pairs of regular sized ankles!

brown rowergirl said...

I always figured you growing up in the midwest *was* sorta like serving as a fat camp counselor :-)

Anonymous said...

Can I focus on the positive here and point out that Nicole's hair looks AMAZING?

And her legs *do* look better, though I doubt we're supposed to see that much muscle striation in the thighs of a woman who doesn't exercise all that much.