Marie Claire is in trouble with readers.
Sex and relationship blogger Maura Kelly is getting a ton of grief for her post about CBS sitcom Mike & Molly titled “Should ‘Fatties’ Get a Room? (Even on TV?).” If that wasn’t bad enough, she concluded that yes, “fatties” should get a room because overweight people “gross” her out.
Here’s a brief excerpt:
“I think I'd be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other … because I'd be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything. To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room…”
Many of the people who commented on the post are irate and promising to cancel their subscriptions, and some are even calling for a boycott of the magazine until Kelly is fired.
Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles is defending the blogger and her views.
“Maura Kelly is a very provocative blogger,” said Coles. “She was an anorexic herself and this is a subject she feels very strongly about.”
Kelly has since come out and apologized for the post and for being “insensitive.”
Do U think her comments were off base? Should she be fired?
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