I’ve never watched The Biggest Loser, but I really enjoyed our own Weetabix’s post at Elastic Waist all about why she hates it. It’s a top ten list, and you know how we all love lists.
4. The weigh-in uniform. Girls wear just a sports bra but the guys get to have some modesty by wearing their Biggest Loser shirts until the moment they step on the scale. I understand the fear of a prolonged span across a crowd of man nipples, but the girls should get to wear a shirt too, damn it.
Wow, this has never actually occurred to me, yet somehow has always subconsciously bothered me. It’s one of the reasons I’ve never been able to bring myself to tune in. The whole thing just seems so punishing and negative and unrealistic and I’m afraid I’ll somehow get suckered into hating myself at the end of it.
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