Sunday, October 2, 2016

CNN Fat Shamed Miss Universe/Piggy in 1997

. . . let’s take a look back to the late 1990s, when the Miss Universe organization put Machado on a strict diet and exercise regime, and media outlets flocked to film her working out in a New York City gym. In fact, the media’s coverage of the spectacle was every bit as “fat-shaming” as Trump’s remarks.

CNN, for example, would be aggressively denounced today for what the news network wrote about Machado in 1997.

“When Alicia Machado of Venezuela was named Miss Universe nine months ago, no one could accuse her of being the size of the universe,” wrote legendary CNN correspondent Jeanne Moos. “But as her universe expanded, so did she, putting on nearly 60 pounds.”
The elite that supports Clinton (and CNN) generally hate beauty pageants and disapprove of the contestants were happy to pile on back when Alicia Machado gained 60 lbs in a few months after she was made Miss Universe:

Donald Trump made a point of helping her shed weight and working at the same time on his own. If he criticized an employee on her condition that obviously impacted her ability to perform the job she she was chosen for.

If it weren't for double standards, they'd have no standards at all.

Wombat-socho has "Rule 5 Tuesday: Birthday Edition" up at The Other McCain.

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