Thursday, August 19, 2010
The latest Jenny Craig commercial featuring Sara Rue REALLY irritates me. Her whole "thanks for putting THIS back on my face" and pointing to her smiley face makes me so mad. I looked back at pictures of Sara over the years and she was always happy and smiling in them. No, she might not have been the weight she wanted to be and yes she might have been uncomfortable in her skin, but for her to perpetuate the myth that all fat people are unhappy and that being thin will MAKE you happy is just careless. I've read countless stories of people who lost weight thinking it would make them happier, more popular, etc only to find the issue wasn't with their body but something within them.
Be proud of your weight loss Sara but don't sell it as the magic cure that will bring everyone happiness.