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Is Miss Piggy Promoting Obesity?

You must think I am crazy, but there is a level of seriousness to it.

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.

Too Fat to Dance?

Over the last week or so everyone has been up in arms over the insults thrown at Kirstie Alley over her ‘Dancing with the stars’ appearances.

Comedian and talk show host George Lopez even reacted by saying she was “a pig with hooves” for dancing on that show.

First off, I must applaud Kirstie for appearing on the show. Not because to her weight issues but because it takes guts for anyone to learn to dance on network TV.

I watched the show for the first time to get a glimpse of what everyone was talking about and really felt proud of Ms. Alley. She danced with passion and pride.

Watching the stars took me back to the memories of my mother as a child at different family receptions and how she was never afraid to get up and dance with the family. There was no shame.

So why does it now become socially unacceptable to not dance in public.

Instead of taking Mr. Lopez for his cruel jokes and bad comedy-though I never really found him to be very comedic to begin with- I am going to take a different approach.

I would like to know what makes people that ugly to people that they should be kept from participating in certain activities.

Should we start to segregate people into groups? Larger people in one place, thin in the next? I had hoped we had gotten farther in society than what we’ve witnessed recently. It is a relief that no one attacked Steve Wozniak or Heather Mills…if that’s even a crossroads.

There really does seem to be a line that is acceptable to cross when it comes to overweight people. Maybe that is why the majority of larger actors only get to play comedic roles. They are shunned from being a spectacle.

I say, shame on George Lopez and anyone who agrees with his unacceptable humor.