Lookism surfaced once again with a vengeance earlier this month. During Labor Day weekend, a Playboy playmate body-shamed a woman working out at her gym.
Lookism: body shaming.
One of the original stories about this appeared at TheWrap:
“The woman who Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers secretly photographed and body-shamed in a gym locker room is in her 70s, and she wants Mathers prosecuted to the fullest extent possible, TMZ reports.
The site said the woman — whom police were unable to identify or locate until now — is willing to testify to bring criminal charges against Mathers. An LAPD spokesman told TheWrap that no one was available to comment Monday because of the Labor Day holiday.
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Mathers’ post sparked widespread disgust because of the invasion of privacy and the cruelty of mocking someone’s body. The news that the woman is in her 70s — a senior citizen doing her best to stay in shape — is only likely to fuel the outrage.
Her name was not released, to prevent any additional invasion of her privacy.
Mathers lost her gig with Los Angeles radio station KLOS over the post, and entertainment lawyer Devin McRae told TheWrap that if Mathers’ victim sues, she could receive up to $1 million in damages.”
Who IS Dani Mathers?
What did she post?
A screenshot of the snap Mathers posted of woman in the locker room:
Lookism: fat shaming is the ugliest part of it.
Enough of us worry about what people might think of our weight. This worry multiplies if one’s a celebrity. In today’s snarky world of anonymous online commenting, it seems like anyone in Hollywood who is half a size above “stick figure” is immediately called fat, or bloated or, in the case of Melissa McCarthy, a “tractor-sized” “female hippo.”
Here is an account of the fat shaming of S.I. model, Ashley Graham:”
‘You’d think that landing the cover of Sports Illustrated’s famous annual swimsuit issue would be a model’s most satisfying and validating moment. But that wasn’t quite the case for plus-size model Ashley Graham, who graced the cover of the 2016 swimsuit issue. That’s because former modeling legend Cheryl Tiegs ripped into Graham’s figure, telling E! News,
“I don’t like that we’re talking about full-figured women because it’s glamorizing them because your waist should be smaller than 35 [inches].”
So how’d she justify her remarks? Tiegs explained, “That’s what Dr. Oz said, and I’m sticking to it.” Translation: “I’m a no-longer relevant celebrity trying to get some publicity, and I get all my medical advice from the television. Please pay attention to me.”
Thanks but no thanks, Cheryl. Graham looks amazing…and you just look sad.’
Other celebrities victims of lookism.
In addition to Ashley Graham, Kate Winslet, Jessica Simpson, and Jennifer Lawrence have been fat-shamed. To elaborate on just one of these incidents, Lawrence’s “womanly” look” at age 21 caused some film critics of “Hunger Games” to say she didn’t look hungry enough to play a resident of District 12 who’s being starved into submission by Panem’s evil central government authority.