My letter to the Lorraine show - following the show on Friday 24/02/12...
I am not an avid watcher of the Lorraine show, but managed to catch a small portion of Fridays show.
I would like to express my DISGUST at the comments made by the american journalist Guliana Ransic during the 'Oscars' segment.
At what point could Helena Bonham Carter be described as 'VERY PORKY'
other than by an emaciated, image obsessed american who is part of a
system that destroys the confidence of many women. Now I understand that
it is part of Ms Ransics job to be critical and yes clothes and
clothing choices should be discussed... however pointed barbs at an
individuals body shape are OUT OF ORDER and should not be tolerated
under ANY circumstances. Would that Ms Ransic refer to someone as 'very
black' or 'very gay' the outcry at such discrimination would be palpable
to be heard... a persons body size (especially one so NOT very porky as
Helena Bonham Carters) should NEVER be an issue under scrutiny by the
media and I hope Ms Ransic is severely reprimanded for her obvious (and
yes, she knew what she had said as soon as the words had left her mouth)
I am a BBW/Plus Sized model working very hard to
promote self esteem and self acceptance within the plus sized community
and the discussion of this incident (and others similar from the media
as a whole) on my Facebook Fanpage shows how the presentation of
attitude from people such as yourself and Ms Ransic becomes prevalent in
the minds of those who watch. These attitudes continue to grow and
become much distorted in the wider world and lay people of the larger
community open to self doubt and bullying... or worse.
sincerely hope that you will take on board my comments and reply and
perhaps even an open and frank discussion about the merits of negative
attitudes towards larger people.
Thank you for your time
Rachel Cooper Wherry (Mrs)
Cherry Red Rachy (Alternative BBW Model