Hooray, Star Jones news! I always miss writing about her when nothing is happening. But there’s a new controversy between Star Jones and a group called Full & Fabulous. Here’s the first part of the story:
Full & Fabulous, a non-profit organization that helps plus-size women and girls cope with peer pressures, is upset at Star Jones after they invited Star to speak at their “Health, Beauty and Self-Esteem Expo” during the 2006 Super Bowl in Detroit. Jones reportedly didn’t show up to the gig – - which normally wouldn’t be newsworthy. However, according to TMZ.com, Jones demanded first class airfare, a suite at a five-star hotel and $30,000 to show up… As a former full girl, you would think she wouldn’t treat her thick sistas like that.
This raises two questions right off the bat: if this happened in 2006, why is this coming out now? And why would a group named Full & Fabulous want Star Jones to speak to them in the first place, when she isn’t fat, had surgery and pretended it was “Pilates” that caused her to lose weight, and hasn’t been particularly fat positive? (Wait, was she still fat in 2006? We need a Star Jones timeline.) At any rate, it gets better: TMZ has a video of Star Jones storming out on a reporter asking her about the controversy.
Oh, Star Jones. Welcome back.
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