On January 2, late in the afternoon, I found myself
surfing *surfing through cable channels. I did not exhibit perfect form *hang ten and nail it *carve the wave. I instead, found myself in *chowder a daze and regretfully stopped on *wiped-out in a *bowl on a channel of *clamshell crap otherwise known as MSNBC.
*Disclaimer: I do not surf but I’m using the lingo to make myself sound cool- and young, and athletic. All lies but let’s go with it anyways.
Before me was a female host spouting a litany of reasons she had found herself “a bit distressed” over Oprah Winfrey’s new commercial for Weight Watchers.
Melissa Harris-Perry, whom MSNBS hopes is providing “edgy analysis and (sic) discussion of political, cultural and community issues”, went on for 5:02 minutes about how the Queen Of Everything has not only sold-out to the world’s leading commercial provider of weight management services, but, how Oprah, somehow, shouldn’t talk about her goal because Oprah is perfect just the way she is and the host, Ms. Perry, finds Oprah’s personal goal for weight loss in the new year to be more about body image, and aren’t we all past this already.
Let me condense it for you:
Melissa Harris-Perry, a self-proclaimed feminist progressive, feels Oprah shouldn’t discuss her desire (again) to lose weight, with the public because Ms. Harris has a child born with the same birthday as Ms. Winfrey, and she uses Ms. Winfrey as a role model for being all you can be- except being a normal woman with normal middle age weight gain that she’s not feeling all that great about.
Where, oh where, do I begin?
Let’s start with the still unclear manifesto of the Feminist: Dear Lord woman are still damned if they don’t and damned if they do- by other woman, which makes the entire significance of the ‘Feminist’ objective a little *slashed
Yes, Oprah bought 10% of the company and agreed to do promotional work for the brand.
Does that make her desire to get back to a lighter weight disingenuous?
Does Oprah have tremendous influence?
Yes, but again, how does this lessen a healthy message?
What I find soooooo head-shaking about the commentary is that Ms. Harris touts the societal danger of unrealistic female imaging and yet places Oprah on the highest pedestal of all; so high, in fact, that she doesn’t believe Oprah should publicly discuss personal physical/health/psychological goals because it might influence young woman to be more body conscience.
It’s pretty simple: Oprah doesn’t like the way she feels and looks. This is one piece of her
puzzle *stick she hasn’t been able to conquer *rip.
Ms. Winfrey has every right to encourage people to get a
handle *leash on their *fin weight.
Yes, she has a financial incentive, but I’m pretty sure she doesn’t need the money.
I think the one that #tanked
seriously blew this message was Ms. Harris.
She should probably learn to take her *goofy-foot
editorial skills and *cutback turn around ’cause Oprah’s asked me to her home in Hawaii and after we *rip a point break out of her quiver have fun we’re going to eat a big fresh salad and discuss the merits of having women like you on our *board a part of our inner dialogue.
Wipe-out Ms. Harris…