Miss Piggy is one of the most beloved characters within the crew of Muppets… but she certainly has a weight problem.
The audience can see her as a prototype of the overweight people they like to make fun of. Yet nobody behind the show has done anything to counter that.
I give credit to team Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog. They don’t make fun of the difference in size there. Size doesn’t matter in this case.
Still I question the reasoning behind Miss Piggy being overbearing and loud. Is it because she is overweight?
In all seriousness though, if you look at many of todays animated characters, they are certainly all suffering from an uncontrolled eating problem.
Surely the Cookie Monster changed his ways to promote his veggies; but when we see just a picture of the blue creature, we immediately associate a chocolate chip cookie being devoured and start to perhaps crave one ourselves.
It is time that we control what goes into our mouth and take responsibility. It is time to not stereotype. It is time to promote health along with a healthy image.
If not, I guess we can just cook Miss Piggy for a pig roast and see how the kids react.