Biggest Loser’s Dangerously Wackadoodle Fantasy Land
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
" they are trying to call their inclusion of kids on the show “bravery” for talking “about something that nobody else is talking about”. Executive producer Lisa Hennessy called it a necessary first step in starting a national dialogue about childhood obesity. So I have to ask, how pissed off is Michelle Obama right now? She has made her entire stint as First Lady about focusing on the weight of children, even unbelievably. calling Biggest Loser contestants good role models for kids, and here comes TBL taking credit like nobody has ever put the words childhood and obesity together before."
"Let’s review: they have a self-described “childhood obesity specialist” who refuses to share proof of efficacy and safety for an intervention being used on kids, and meanwhile is absolutely shocked that there is a backlash against putting kids on a show where people dehydrate themselves to the point of urinating blood to lose weight so that they can win money; and we have an Executive Producer who doesn’t know that she got scooped 9,990,000 times and wants credit for being brave and starting a discussion about a subject that nobody can shut up about. Yes, these are people with whom we should entrust children. "