An Inclusive Litany

11/21/01

The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance protested the movie "Shallow Hal" for its often humorous portrayal of fat women, despite the movie's ultimately sympathetic message that beauty is not determined by outer appearance. (In the movie, which itself is shallow, Jack Black plays a character who only lusts after supermodel-thin women, but he is hypnotized by a motivational speaker into seeing a morbidly obese women as if she were Gwyneth Paltrow.) NAAFA spokeswoman Maryanne Bodolay said: "Putting thin performers in fat suits is no different than putting white performers in blackface."

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