Actually, Camryn Manheim said that when she accepted her Emmy, but I never forgot it. There aren't many who cheer for us big girls. Our society seems to have slowly opened up a bit, but fat prejudice is still the only politically correct prejudice. I know a lot of beautiful large people. I feel fortunate to know them and I know something all those fat haters out there don't know. I know they are missing out by not knowing them and I know that more than likely many of them will one day be fat. Then what. Here's a video of one of my favorite performers. Not only is she large and beautiful, she is extremely talented. I feel certain that if not for her size, she would be hugely (no pun intended) popular right now. But some people just can't move past that. Look at the female singers whose careers have suffered because they gained weight...Stevie Nicks, Ann Wilson from Heart, Linda Ronstadt. Their talent is still as good as it ever was. Stevie lost some weight and has been "accepted" back into music society. Watch how Simon denigrates the large people on American Idol. The thing is, he is right when he tells them they probably won't go far in the music industry if they are overweight. Kelly Clarkson faded from view when she gained weight. Same person, same talent. What can I say.
In all her raw and rowdy glory, I give you Beth Ditto and Gossip. I think she could give anyone a run for their money physically. This girl can move.