Saturday December 7, 2019

Appetite For Distraction

Love Island can be a cesspool of bodyshaming and hate, or it can hit Mamma Mia levels of heartwarming. I’ll be watching

2nd June, 2019
You’ll see plenty of things on Love Island, but not an overweight person

Why on earth would a fat person want to go on Love Island? This was my first and only instinct when this year’s reality-show starting cast was revealed last week. Immediately the cries of “where’s the body diversity” rang out as one tanned, toned, washboard-stomached twentysomething after another smiled into the camera and searched for the three words they’d use to describe themselves. The smart yet hot girl, the class clown, multiple gym rats –...

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