I stopped watching after a few seasons, because it started to feel like the main message was becoming "fat people are lazy, crazy, worthless pieces of $#@T, that deserve to be treated like subhuman garbage, because that's what they are - and only severe mental and physical abuse AND steady weight losses of 15 lbs a week can possibly redeem them."
I've been away from the show for five years or more, and when I saw this thread, I thought maybe I had overreacted, or that maybe the show had changed for the better (or at least had stopped getting more dangerous and brutal every season).
Then I read the article in the OP, and am thinking, I've not nearly been opposed enough. I mean, come on, contestants peeing blood? How is that admirable in any way, except in a culture where obesity is so villified, that anything: physical abuse, mental torture, and even death and self-maiming, is considered an acceptable cost in the pursuit of slimness.
Last edited by kaplods : 10-13-2014 at 12:47 PM.