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

by Maressa Brown on February 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM

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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Filed Under: weight loss, body image, celeb moms, celebrities, celebrity diets, general health

Comments

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  • Freela
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    Freela

    February 12, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    This is frustrating... the idea that celebs somehow 'owe' it to the public to be a certain weight or present a certain image because they are role models for others is extremely unfair. Kelly and Adele don't owe anyone anything when it comes to their appearance. Adele, on top of it, had a baby recently, and I think it's abnormal how quickly people seem to expect baby weight to drop off! It takes nine months to put it on, it takes at least nine months to take if off, and expecting that to be instantaneous is unfair to women!


  • kaerae
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    kaerae

    February 12, 2013 at 4:41 PM
    An anatomy professor I know swears that the eating disorder rate among dietetics students (future dieticians) is over 50%. I believe it.
  • Pinst...
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    Pinstripes4

    February 12, 2013 at 5:05 PM
    What Freela said. I thought Adele and Kelly looked phenomenal.
  • tuffy...
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    tuffymama

    February 12, 2013 at 5:11 PM
    Why is it anyone's business what size they are???
  • Felly...
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    FellyScarlett

    February 12, 2013 at 5:33 PM
    Sorry, but how many times do you write articles about how skinny Miley Cyrus and other thin celebrities are, and oh how unhealthy and sickly they must be because of thier weight, without knowing anything about thier health regiment. You are not any better than this woman, get off your high horse already.
  • kristi
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    kristi

    February 12, 2013 at 5:38 PM
    Did the woman say anything that wasn't true? They are both overweight so what is so controversial about that? Seriously. only on FOX cuz where else...gimme a break.
  • dirty...
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    dirtymoon

    February 12, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    I eat healthy, and stay as active as possible, and i'm not over weight, but i also have a few extra pounds on me, and i have to say ITS NONE OF ANYONES DAMN BUSINESS. Let them be big and beautiful. And they aren't even that big, anyone seem Mama June. 


  • zandh...
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    zandhmom2

    February 12, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    I think your only problem with this is that it was on Fox News...everyone knows how much you hate them!  I do agree with the fact that we are a country of "excuses". 


  • Shandi80
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    Shandi80

    February 12, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    BMI is not always accurate. That said, a lot of people DO make excuses (for everything, not just their weight!) instead of being honest with themselves, but I don't think the nutritionist should have named any names...rather uncouth, if you ask me.


  • jalaz77
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    jalaz77

    February 12, 2013 at 7:23 PM
    She has no clue. Don't judge a book by its cover. Has she blood work in these women to prove they are 'unhealthy'? Um I will say no she hasn't.
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