Originally Posted by Eydtkuhnen;2982250;People don't understand that Whitney's MANY fans -- the silent majority -- many of whom are full-figured girls themselves, would never post on ANTM forums. Why would they? To endure more anti-curvy comments? It would be hard for them to endure such cattiness about someone who is actually very thin (Whitney, at a size 10, IS very thin, thinner than the median American woman), probably thinner than they themselves are. It would be hard not to take that personally. It would feel too much like high school.
Say you're a young size-18 girl and you admire Whitney. Would you ever peep up at an ANTM forum, just to hear people go weight-bashing on someone who's way skinnier than you are? No thanks.
It's easy for the pro-skinny crowd to go after her, because they have the entire fashion industry and the media on their side.
On the other hand, the blogosphere (especially general blogs, not ANTM blogs) is very positive about Whitney. That's where you actually hear the voices of Whitney's fans -- there, and at forums dedicated to plus-size models. Not at ANTM forums, where the anti-curve crowd feels empowered to go after her just for not being thin.