Thursday, November 03, 2005

Fat Tyra and Phat Beats!

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Loyal Felt Up spy Tim sent in this item from the Associated Press about Tyra Banks and her talk show today:
Tyra Banks has gone undercover as a 350-pound woman. Banks wore the fat suit to experience what it's like to be obese.

"It seemed like the last form of open discrimination that's OK, and I decided to put on a 350-pound suit myself and live that life for a day and see what happens," the 31-year-old former supermodel told AP Radio in a recent interview. "And it was one of the most heartbreaking days of my life."

Banks said she was shocked at the reaction.

"I started walking down the street and within 10 seconds, a trio of people looked at me, snickered, looked me right in my eye and started pointing and laughing in my face," the talk-show host said. "And I had no idea it was that blatant."

The segment will air Monday on "The Tyra Banks Show."

Banks, who had a sonogram on her show in September to prove that her breasts are real, is also planning a Nov. 18 segment on pursuing "a beautiful booty."

She will reveal her own "dimpled butt" and receive endermologie treatment on the set.

Now, Tyra. While I applaud your efforts to understand the humiliation and pain of being obese, I have to wonder: Isn't it possible that the trio of people who snickered, pointed and laughed at you were merely mocking the fact that they were witnessing Tyra Banks walking around in a fat suit? I mean, girl, please. I've never seen a realistic fat suit, not even the one Gwyneth "I Hate Her More Every Day" Paltrow wore in "Shallow Hal." Especially not the one Gwyneth wore in "Shallow Hal."

We can send a man to the moon, but we can't make a realistic fat suit to enable thin celebrities to feel smug that they "know" what it's like to be fat in modern-day image-obsessed, cult-of-anorexia American society? Jeesh.

Where's the outrage?

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(via NY Daily News)

What do we want? Believable fat suits! When do we want them? NOW!

In other non-news, poor, pathetic ole Britney Spears' baby daddy Kevin Federline has let a little snippet of his new rap "Ya'll Ain't Ready" leak out onto the internets, and even though I know none of you will ever believe me, I have listened to this jam several times and I have to say that it's actually quite bad.

If you care to judge for yourself, you can download the song chunklet here.

Even Britney didn't like it!

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(via say anything)

Bring back the mullet, K-Fed! Bring it back and redeem yourself!


porkmuffin said...

Fat suits are the new blackface.

chepo said...

This is kind of like that Eddie Murphy skit where he dresses up like a white guy, except she is serious.

Die, Tyra. Die.