If you're tuned into the body pos community you've probably heard about the most recent episode of My Big Fat Fabulous Life (S.03 Ep. 07 titles "Fat Jokes") and the comedian who made an appearance on it. In our opinion she said some really harmful, body shaming things. While neither of us watches this show on a regular basis we both happened to catch it and really felt that a discussion needed to happen.
The comedian is also fairly active in the NY burlesque scene and she produces a show that Lillian has been a fan of for a while now. But Lillian felt obligated (after chatting with the comedian privately) to post about it on facebook and start the conversation. The reactions have run the gamut from outrage, to disappointment, to defense of the comedian. I don't want to spoil the podcast episode, but take a listen and please join the conversation! (Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you're local, be sure to check out Carolyn Castiglia's Show on August 18th at Union Hall in Brooklyn!
Since this episode turned out to be a bit of bummer, I wanted to end on a positive note. Check out this Big Bear, rocking it out poolside to JT's Can't Stop the Feeling -- it'll totally put a smile on your face!