I have been hearing some buzz lately about certain groups and orginizations that celebrate being "a person of size" being upset with certain celebrities for being spokesmodels for potentially high risk weight loss procedures/programs.
Randy Jackson, Al Roker, Carnie Wilson, Anna Nicole Smith, Wayne Knight and Cameron Manheim are among the celebrities having tremendous weight loss in recent years. Many through surgical stomach stapling procedures or with pharmecutical help. (Wayne "Hello Newman" Knight I believe acheived his weight loss soley via diet and excercise)
I dont think anyone could ever argue with someone wanting to loose weight and be more fit for physical and mental health purposes - that is just leading a healthy lifestyle.
The groups that feel this type of drastic measure for a quick route to weight loss, sets not only a bad and possibly dangerous example but also make it seem that being large is so unpleasant that the person cant wait to make a quick and public transformation - as if being overweight was like having koodies.
Cameron Manheim is sited as an example of someone who - just a few years ago accepted her Emmy Award with the exclamation "This one is for all the fat chicks!" and was celebrated as someone who was comfortable in her own skin - and then subsequently felt the need to become one of the "thin chicks". Some larger people feel a sort of betrayal over something like that.
What do you think? Do celebrities have any sort of accountability to anyone but themselves in their decisions and/or mentods to alter their bodies?