Too Fat To Be Naked–Is That Even a Thing?
Last month, Joan Rivers "fat shamed" Girls creator Lena Dunham. Rivers was on Howard Stern's radio show and let loose on Dunham, saying she shouldn't wear dresses above the knee. Howard Stern then (surprisingly) defended Lena saying, "Well, I think the thing we love about her is that she doesn't give a sh*t".
Rivers thinks that being a little hefty is the equivalent of getting a disease: "You're sending a message out to people saying, 'it's okay! Stay fat! Get diabetes. Everybody die..."
Um, there are so many things wrong with this. Lena Dunham, or anyone else for that matter, can get naked all they want. It's HER body, meaning she can do whatever she wants to do with it. She can wear dresses above the knee, wear a bikini, sit naked on a toilet eating cake, or whatever else she chooses to do.
I happen to disagree with Joan Rivers. I think that Lena showing off her body on her television show actually shows women that it's okay to be a little heavy. Love your body. It's okay to be a lot heavy. LOVE YOUR BODY. Having had a baby 3 months ago and always having a little extra weight on me, I adore Lena Dunham. She gives me the courage to wear what I want, for me.
And finally, what gives Joan Rivers the right to talk about what anyone should or shouldn't do with themselves? I would never listen to someone who's never been comfortable in her own skin anyway. She's been getting plastic surgery since before MJ even thought about it.
GO LENA! Keep on being naked! And just remember, you aren't fat. But you're definitely PHAT!