OMG! This is terrible!
Dance critic Alastair Macaulay for the New York Times reviewing New York City Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker noted that a ballerina was too fat, saying:
"Jenifer Ringer, as the Sugar Plum Fairy, looked as if she'd eaten one sugar plum too many; and Jared Angle, as the Cavalier, seems to have been sampling half the Sweet realm."
We thought reviewers were supposed to review the dancing, not someone's stomach!
To make his comments worse, the ballerina in question, Jenifer Ringer, revealed in a recent magazine article that she once struggled with anorexia and compulsive eating.
Not cool, man!
She even left the Ballet after gaining too much weight and it wasn't until recently that she had the courage to return as a dancer with the support of her dance partner and husband.
Don't let this pompous reviewer, who probably eats much worse than just sugar plums on the reg, get you down!
Keep doing what you love and don't worry about your body image, Jenifer! Based on the picture above, we think you're an absolutely stunning ballerina!