Adele & Kelly Clarkson Ripped for 'Making Excuses' About Their Weight (VIDEO)

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fox news keren gilbert kelly clarkson adeleNo matter how many Grammys they take home, famous women just can't win. There's always going to be some talking head in the media blabbering about what's WRONG with their bodies and how they're an example of this or that eating disorder or societal issue. Worst of all is when their weight is somehow equated with their worth. That's exactly what went down on FOX News (cuz, where else?) in post-Grammys coverage focused exclusively on objectifying and weight shaming Kelly Clarkson and Adele.

That's right, ladies! A super-successful woman who recently lost 30 pounds and another incredibly talented woman who recently had a baby were ripped for being "unhealthy" by a nutritionist named Keren Gilbert, who of course has never met or knows any personal health details about either Grammy-winning performer.

And yet, Keren said that while she's impressed at the "discipline" both Kelly and Adele show with respect to their careers, she insinuates that the same level of discipline isn't given to their figures. And then she tries to use them as illustrated examples of how we're "a nation filled with excuses." WOW. Just. Wow.

See for yourself:

Ugh! First of all, not everyone who is overweight has "food issues." She clearly doesn't understand that there are many factors at play that can contribute to weight gain and resistance. She is filing thyroid problems under "excuses" (grrrr ... that REALLY sets me off!). And where does she get off being oh-so-sure that Kelly Clarkson and Adele (or women who look like them) aren't leading healthy lifestyles? Does she know their BMI? (Is BMI or our weight on a scale really everything it's cracked up to be? That's up for debate ...) Of course not.

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This whole thing is a perfect example of how there's way too much assumption, judgment, and blatant discrimination related to women's weight -- whether they're in the spotlight or not. And somehow, to not fit a mold, to not be "the right weight" (whatever that is ...) equals lesser than or unworthy. And we wonder why we have so many people suffering from eating disorders and body image complexes. The sooner people like this nutritionist stop assuming they know what's right for someone just by looking at them, the better off we will ALL be -- inside and out.

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How do you feel about this nutritionist's comments about Adele and Kelly Clarkson? Are you outraged or do you agree with her?

 

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nonmember avatar Gretta

Probably dumb. Weight is a health issue and like any other health issue its between the person and their doctor. Other people should butt out.

nonmember avatar SHLOMO Cell

Keren was telling it as is.If we want to decrease obesity in the USA we have to face reality.Just because overweight is the norm now doesn't mean we have to accept it.Celebaties are role models and have a responsiblety.

Nelli... NellieAthome

Celebrities are not role models and the only "responsibility"  they have is to do their jobs and entertain.


Charles Barkley was right.

Momma... MommaGreenhalge

I think it looks like she needs to shut up and eat a cheeseburger. It's just the same old crap disguised as "health concerns."

nonmember avatar SHLOMO Cell

Listen,you can blame the messenger all you want.There is an obesity problem and especially Chilhood obesity, and If you don't admit the problem it will never be solved.So hold your horses and thank Keren for pointing the problem.She did not Creat it.Look at the old Movies,the fat of yesterday are the skinny of today.

nonmember avatar Shlomo Cell

Listen,you can blame the messenger all you want.There is an obesity problem and especially Chilhood obesity, and If you don't admit the problem it will never be solved.So hold your horses and thank Keren for pointing the problem.She did not Creat it.Look at the old Movies,the fat of yesterday are the skinny of today.

nonmember avatar megfraser

Anyone with eyes can see botht he women are overweight. That said, it's unecessary to name them on a media platform. The nutritionist should rather have advised people on healthy eating rather than name and shame overweight women.

Devrie Paradowski

I want to add that Adele's normal (pre-baby) weight is about 165. She's normally a size 14, and at 5'9, that's a relatively healthy (though slightly higher) weight for her height. Have you ever seen the optical illusion where two circles of the same size are surrounded by other circles? The first circle is surrounded by medium circles and the other circle is surrounded by little tiny ones. The second circle appears HUGE compared to the other circle. We are so used to seeing slightly underweight women, or women who are at the bottom of their healthy weights that when a woman is merely 10 lbs overweight, we consider her to be some kind of a whale. Studies have shown that people have longer lives if they are slightly overweight, but not obese. Why are we using this "health" crap to shame women who are famous, talented, and healthy?

Vicki Bennett

So Thyroid problems are just an excuse? That is utter drivel, shows a total lack of medical knowledge and to be blunt it is also VERY offensive to those of us that battle this condition day in day out!
So, Miss oh so clever nutritionist, come live a year in my shoes and deal with my Hashimotos and we'll see what an excuse you still think it is!

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