Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Even your own mother must not call you fat

Is there any room for the truth in politcal correctness?  Guess not

With the finals rapidly drawing closer, MasterChef had a surprise twist for the remaining contestants on Sunday night's episode.

The aspiring chefs would still be trying to impress judges Matt Preston, George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan, but with one tiny difference - their loved ones would be watching on. 

But the appearance of contestant Jess Liemantara's mother on the show caused outrage among some viewers, who took to Twitter to accuse her of 'fat-shaming' her daughter.

During the episode, Jess' mum was asked if she was proud of her daughter, to which she replied: ' Oh, I'm so proud of her. And she looks very healthy.'

'She called me chubby,'  Jess said. 'I'm not sure what it means. I think a lot of mums always do that to their kids. "You look good. You look healthy."

But several fans of the show were less than impressed with the remarks, expressing their disgust online.

'Nothing like calling your daughter 'chubby' on national TV. Especially when she's tiny,' one Twitter user vented.

Another raged: 'Jess is 19 years old. Tender age for her mother to pile on the fat shaming. If Jess is chubby, I'm the Queen of Sheba. How insensitive of her to say that to her daughter.' 


1 comment:

Stan B said...

There is only room for "affirmation" in PC - and only affirmation of the politically correct view.

So if the Truth corresponds to the PC View, it is allowed.

Otherwise, it must be obfuscated, shouted down, and not invade the mind of the PC Practitioner, lest it cause cognitive dissonance and discomfort.