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2013-01-06 02:20:01 AM  

NoseBrain: So brave, coming from a girl who is probably 109 pounds.


Naw, she weighs more like 130.
 
2013-01-06 02:24:46 AM  

FunkOut: NoseBrain: So brave, coming from a girl who is probably 109 pounds.

Naw, she weighs more like 130.


MY BAD. Totally makes sense now.
 
2013-01-06 04:17:00 AM  
This is like an NBA player speaking out against unrealistic expectations of coaches and fans....

Are you kidding me?

Zooey Deschanel has built a very successful career on the fact that she's skinny and attractive. Nobody, in their right mind, would argue any of us would know her name if she were 20 pounds overweight during her entire career. So, now that she is rich and famous, she's upset that people want to see skinny and attractive people? Not upset enough to, ya know, gain 50 pounds and go makeup free for a few years, but just upset enough enough to complain about it?

Awfully ridiculous IMHO.
 
2013-01-06 06:31:18 AM  

FunkOut: I find missing nipples highly disturbing.


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"I find your lack of nipples disturbing"
 
2013-01-06 06:37:28 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Not upset enough to, ya know, gain 50 pounds


Yeah, she should totally become an fat unhealthy POS just to prove a point.
 
2013-01-06 08:48:57 AM  

TheJoe03: Fark_Guy_Rob: Not upset enough to, ya know, gain 50 pounds

Yeah, she should totally become an fat unhealthy POS just to prove a point.


Her options are to....
1.) Be a skinny/attractive woman and get rich for conforming to the 'impossible' standards society likes....
2.) Be a skinny/attractive woman but NOT exploit societies desires and not be held up as a role model
3.) Be a 'normal' woman (which in our society is fat and unhealthy

But it's awfully hypocritical to be the very thing other people define as 'impossible' while at the same time complaining about unrealistic beauty standards that are the sole basis for your career.

If really cared about adjusting societies view, she'd either gain weight to show the world that large, 'normal' women can be attractive and popular (but then she'd lose her fan base) or she'd refuse to play roles where she's the 'cute girl' and held up for physical qualities (but then she'd lose her fan base).

She benefits more than almost anyone for Hollywood's unrealistic standards; but complains that they exist (while still maintaining them). That's the lowest of the low. That's like speaking out against faith healers while being a faith healer and making millions and millions of dollars faith healing.
 
2013-01-06 09:26:24 AM  

ZeroCorpse: Virtual Pariah: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: she was 'orrible in HHGTTG

Everything was 'orrible in HHGTTG.

She wasn't in HHGTTG. She wasn't even born when they filmed it, and she was less than a year old when it was televised.

There was no other live-action version of HHGTTG.
NONE.
EVER.


The girl that played Trillian in the TV series was even worse than Zooey.
 
2013-01-06 10:38:26 AM  
I loved the HHGTTG movie. Saw it on cable a couple of days ago.
 
2013-01-06 11:57:47 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob:
Her options are to....
1.) Be a skinny/attractive woman and get rich for conforming to the 'impossible' standards society likes....
2.) Be a skinny/attractive woman but NOT exploit societies desires and not be held up as a role model
3.) Be a 'normal' woman (which in our society is fat and unhealthy


There is so much nonsense packed into that post I don't know where to even begin.

First of all, as someone who actually works in the health industry, just by reading this crap I can tell you don't know jack about what 'healthy' is and what 'normal' is supposed to be. The mere fact that you keep equating normal with unhealthy shows you're completely clueless.

The point Zooey is making is that female celebrities today are way thinner than is either healthy or even required by the entertainment industry. As for you, if you're going to keep writing 'unhealthy' in every effin' sentence, at least educate yourself and understand that being underweight (which describes the majority of female celebrities and virtually all models today) carries just as much health risks as being morbidly obese. In fact underweight people have an almost identical rate of early death compared to the grossly overweight.

That 'normal' range that you think is unhealthy (based on nothing but ill-informed nonsense) is actually far healthier by medical standards than what Hollywood is passing off as the standard of perfection.
 
2013-01-06 12:46:32 PM  

NoseBrain: FunkOut: NoseBrain: So brave, coming from a girl who is probably 109 pounds.

Naw, she weighs more like 130.

MY BAD. Totally makes sense now.


That's about 30lbs less than the average American "woman" (or as I call them, human Bon Bons) packs on her frame.

I love my Polish friend. No seriously, I do. She's the best gal I've met in years. She cares about her appearance, femininity, is educated, et al. I married my wife for similar reasons (she's Finnish) and avoided American women. Say what you will about mainland Europe, at least in most of the countries there the women are feminine, intelligent, and cultured.

The best thing I can say about American "women" is that they, wait, no. I can't say much of anything about American women that's positive. Negatives? They're narrow-minded, game-playing, selfish (in and out of bed), under-educated, have little culture, and tend to look like beached whales after 25. They expect guys to find them attractive long after they've packed on the extra 30-60 lbs. Oh and they expect to be treated like princesses while carrying around a chip on their shoulder.
 
2013-01-06 01:13:21 PM  

inglixthemad:
Naw, she weighs more like 130.

MY BAD. Totally makes sense now.

That's about 30lbs less than the average American "woman" (or as I call them, human Bon Bons) packs on her frame.


This is only true if you're talking about the over-30 crowd. Most teens and twenty-somethings these days look like the walking dead. In every nightclub, half the girls are slightly underweight and the other half are skinny to the point of emaciation. If they have any weight issues, it's the opposite of the older women.
 
2013-01-06 01:29:20 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Virtual Pariah: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: she was 'orrible in HHGTTG

Everything was 'orrible in HHGTTG.

She wasn't in HHGTTG. She wasn't even born when they filmed it, and she was less than a year old when it was televised.

There was no other live-action version of HHGTTG.
NONE.
EVER.


There was no live-action version of HHGTTG. There was only the radio show and the first four books.

/In my nightmares, I see a paper-mache Zaphod in a BBC-bad school play that somehow aired on PBS.
 
2013-01-06 02:28:56 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: ZeroCorpse: Virtual Pariah: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: she was 'orrible in HHGTTG

Everything was 'orrible in HHGTTG.

She wasn't in HHGTTG. She wasn't even born when they filmed it, and she was less than a year old when it was televised.

There was no other live-action version of HHGTTG.
NONE.
EVER.

The girl that played Trillian in the TV series was even worse than Zooey.


www.freewebs.com
I was just going to say I hated her voice but it appears she was some kind of reptilian creature and that would be racist.
 
2013-01-06 02:45:16 PM  
I find Zoey very appealing, especially when comparing her to Tori Spelling, who I find a lot less appealing.
 
2013-01-06 03:31:38 PM  

Wartime Consiglieri: inglixthemad:
Naw, she weighs more like 130.

MY BAD. Totally makes sense now.

That's about 30lbs less than the average American "woman" (or as I call them, human Bon Bons) packs on her frame.

This is only true if you're talking about the over-30 crowd. Most teens and twenty-somethings these days look like the walking dead. In every nightclub, half the girls are slightly underweight and the other half are skinny to the point of emaciation. If they have any weight issues, it's the opposite of the older women.


Pfft. I'd like to see these American women that are slightly under weight. Most that I've seen (after age 25) start packing on the pounds, even faster if they're married. Heck, you've got at least an even chance that the under 25 crowd will be flabby. I do not judge younger teens, under 17, that aren't HUGE, they're bodies are still a mess internally. The majority of females in America are fat slobs that can't wait to cry into some ice cream about how evil men are, because they won't date her since she packed on the excess weight. She really believes that fat = "curvy". Probably because some other Bon Bon she hangs out with said so, after reading some online puffy person's blog.

Here's a hint Bon Bons: Real men do like curves, but they don't like your muffin top, flabby butt, slight jowls, thunder thighs, and flabby boobs. Just like women want men to be toned (not Mr. Universe muscled, necessarily), men want their women to be toned.

Put down the fatty food and exercise, you'll be happier with yourself. Take it slow, the weight didn't pile on in two months. Give yourself at least a year for every 50lbs.
 
2013-01-06 03:35:10 PM  

red5ish: I find Zoey very appealing, especially when comparing her to Tori Spelling, who I find a lot less appealing.


www.neatorama.com
 
2013-01-06 03:57:41 PM  

StoPPeRmobile:

[www.neatorama.com image 500x700]


I see you are fascinated at what a female might look like at close range.

I hope you have to opportunity to meet one in real life some day.
 
2013-01-06 04:57:46 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: red5ish: I find Zoey very appealing, especially when comparing her to Tori Spelling, who I find a lot less appealing.

[www.neatorama.com image 500x700]


You have posted an unflattering photo instead of a flattering one. Let's see if anyone notices.
 
2013-01-06 08:39:28 PM  

inglixthemad: Wartime Consiglieri: inglixthemad:
Naw, she weighs more like 130.

MY BAD. Totally makes sense now.

That's about 30lbs less than the average American "woman" (or as I call them, human Bon Bons) packs on her frame.

This is only true if you're talking about the over-30 crowd. Most teens and twenty-somethings these days look like the walking dead. In every nightclub, half the girls are slightly underweight and the other half are skinny to the point of emaciation. If they have any weight issues, it's the opposite of the older women.

Pfft. I'd like to see these American women that are slightly under weight. Most that I've seen (after age 25) start packing on the pounds, even faster if they're married.


From what I gather, you're married and middle-aged and your perception is influenced by a combination of hanging around women in the same boat (AND a rather obvious complex against American women). I'm not crazy about them myself, but your issues seem to be a bit more deep seated.

Heck, you've got at least an even chance that the under 25 crowd will be flabby.

No, you don't. The average under-25 women these days are on 14 different diets and in many cases look downright scrawny. Unless of course we're subscribing to the definition of 'fat' as anyone above size 2! Every day at the beach over the summer I saw girl after girl that was maybe 10 lbs away from full-fledged anorexia...which is what some people today have decided to call 'normal'.
 
2013-01-06 09:35:57 PM  

Wartime Consiglieri: inglixthemad: Wartime Consiglieri: inglixthemad:
Naw, she weighs more like 130.

MY BAD. Totally makes sense now.

That's about 30lbs less than the average American "woman" (or as I call them, human Bon Bons) packs on her frame.

This is only true if you're talking about the over-30 crowd. Most teens and twenty-somethings these days look like the walking dead. In every nightclub, half the girls are slightly underweight and the other half are skinny to the point of emaciation. If they have any weight issues, it's the opposite of the older women.

Pfft. I'd like to see these American women that are slightly under weight. Most that I've seen (after age 25) start packing on the pounds, even faster if they're married.

From what I gather, you're married and middle-aged and your perception is influenced by a combination of hanging around women in the same boat (AND a rather obvious complex against American women). I'm not crazy about them myself, but your issues seem to be a bit more deep seated.

Heck, you've got at least an even chance that the under 25 crowd will be flabby.

No, you don't. The average under-25 women these days are on 14 different diets and in many cases look downright scrawny. Unless of course we're subscribing to the definition of 'fat' as anyone above size 2! Every day at the beach over the summer I saw girl after girl that was maybe 10 lbs away from full-fledged anorexia...which is what some people today have decided to call 'normal'.


I'm older. I married a Euro gal, and have many friends from Europe. I don't hang around with a lot of larger people. My activities; flying small aircraft, mountain biking, downhill skiing, et al., don't appeal to them as much.

Still, I go to the grocery store, and I see puffers. I go to beaches, swimming pools, et al., and I see chubby people. I go to the theater, et al., and I see overweight people..

I don't know what beaches you go to. I've been everywhere from Miami to South Padre Island to Myrtle Beach to Las Vegas (ugh) poolside. There are plenty of overweight people.

As for what I consider healthy, like I said toned. Not super muscular. Not a triathlete. A great example is me. I am 5'11" and ballooned up to 265/270 lbs after my accident. I was wearing size 40 pants. Now I can blame the accident alone, but that's dumb. Sure, I was used to my workout and running, burning ~2600-3000 calories a day. My accident left me in a wheelchair and unable to do much for over a year. Heck, add another year of physical therapy after that, learning to walk again. As a matter of fact, I will never run again, because of my injury. I have no cartilage, 20 odd screws and a couple plates, and a slightly out of whack knee that prevents it even with a brace. I'm lucky I can walk. That doesn't matter because I was the dumba$$ that kept shoveling food in my mouth.

Now, after modifying my diet to take into account my weight loss needs (approximately 90-100lbs) I am within a few lbs of my "ideal" weight. I don't look like Mr. Universe. I look like a healthy guy overall, a slight six pack, but nothing really "muscled." I'll be in size 28/30 pants, right now it's a loose 32, when I'm back where I was. Oh, and that's where I should be. Technically I'll be upper edge of "normal" BMI if you run it through a generic calculator. I don't take the BMI measurements raw, however, because my Aviation Medical Examiner (doctor that performs flight physicals for the FAA) taught me how to measure more accurately.

So no, don't expect stick thin mate. I expect healthy. The problem is we've let ourselves become deluded that fat is healthy.
 
2013-01-06 09:42:54 PM  

inglixthemad: "woman"


Woman: A being superficially similar to a person, but with knees too sharp for the high standards of inglixthemad and therefore not deserving of respect. Sometimes a woman is useful for mating purposes, so their participation in society is reluctantly tolerated, but they are not to be granted the rights or trust of actual humans. Subspecies include the American woman, who paradoxically is both fat and has sharp knees, and the Canadian woman, who is better looking than an American woman known to exist and which inglixthemad is constantly banging, but she's from a different school so you wouldn't know her.
 
2013-01-06 09:49:30 PM  
Can we stop being nice about fat people, being fat is not healthy and shouldn't be considered normal. We have an obesity epidemic that needs to stop.
 
2013-01-06 10:28:48 PM  

profplump: inglixthemad: "woman"

Woman: A being superficially similar to a person, but with knees too sharp for the high standards of inglixthemad and therefore not deserving of respect. Sometimes a woman is useful for mating purposes, so their participation in society is reluctantly tolerated, but they are not to be granted the rights or trust of actual humans. Subspecies include the American woman, who paradoxically is both fat and has sharp knees, and the Canadian woman, who is better looking than an American woman known to exist and which inglixthemad is constantly banging, but she's from a different school so you wouldn't know her.


Troll, species that exists solely to get a rise out of people. See also: profplump

TheJoe03: Can we stop being nice about fat people, being fat is not healthy and shouldn't be considered normal. We have an obesity epidemic that needs to stop.


I don't advocate being mean to them. Then again I refuse to placate them, or say it's not a big deal.

I do advocate the same thing a nice guy did when I started back at the gym: be nice. Not superficially nice either, no, be genuine. They are there because they WANT to be healthier. Offer to spot them with weights. Ask them to spot for you. Be their cardio buddy, which helped me a LOT in the beginning because I only can walk. That means that what most people can do in 30 minutes takes me an hour or more.

We do have an obesity problem in America.
 
2013-01-06 10:34:48 PM  

inglixthemad:
Still, I go to the grocery store, and I see puffers. I go to beaches, swimming pools, et al., and I see chubby people. I go to the theater, et al., and I see overweight people..

I don't know what beaches you go to. I've been everywhere from Miami to South Padre Island to ...


Over the summer I went to practically half the beaches on the east coast. The heffers I saw were all over 40. The twenty-somethings and even the teens down to 13-14 were scrawnier than I've ever seen from these age groups. Like I said, I've seen more borderline and full-fledged anorexics in the last year alone than I had all my life previously. And that's just as unappealing to look at as obese people.

TheJoe03: Can we stop being nice about fat people, being fat is not healthy and shouldn't be considered normal. We have an obesity epidemic that needs to stop.

Yawn...Another genius setting up the same old straw man. This thread and Zooey's points are not about being 'nice to fat people'...they're about not taking the other unhealthy extreme and holding it up as some sort of ideal.

Just as being fat is unhealthy, so is being underweight and boney like the average female celebrity that the media glamorizes. Read the studies that compare the health problems and mortality rates of underweight people with those of other weight groups - they're actually very similar to the morbidly obese.

You don't have to put bulimic waifs with their own share of health risks on some pedestal in order to fight against obesity. That's like saying we need to promote abstinence to prevent the spread of STDs.
 
2013-01-06 10:35:46 PM  

Wartime Consiglieri: Yawn...Another genius setting up the same old straw man.


What the hell are you even talking about, this thread doesn't revolve around you.
 
2013-01-06 10:37:03 PM  

Wartime Consiglieri: Just as being fat is unhealthy, so is being underweight and boney like the average female celebrity that the media glamorizes.


So what, it's not like we have an underweight epidemic in this nation. When we do, then I'll care more, but for now we need to stop the obesity epidemic.
 
2013-01-06 10:39:05 PM  

inglixthemad: I do advocate the same thing a nice guy did when I started back at the gym: be nice. Not superficially nice either, no, be genuine. They are there because they WANT to be healthier. Offer to spot them with weights. Ask them to spot for you. Be their cardio buddy, which helped me a LOT in the beginning because I only can walk. That means that what most people can do in 30 minutes takes me an hour or more.

We do have an obesity problem in America.


Exactly.
 
2013-01-06 10:45:42 PM  

Wartime Consiglieri: 'nice to fat people'


Oh and if you quote someone, you should actually quote them instead of changing the wording. You kind of changed the meaning of what I said by doing that to suit your argument, which is lame. I wasn't talking about being nice TO fat people, I said ABOUT fat people. Treat them like smokers instead of people with disabilities or a disease. They are people that make bad decisions.
 
2013-01-06 11:03:33 PM  

Wartime Consiglieri: inglixthemad:
Still, I go to the grocery store, and I see puffers. I go to beaches, swimming pools, et al., and I see chubby people. I go to the theater, et al., and I see overweight people..

I don't know what beaches you go to. I've been everywhere from Miami to South Padre Island to ...

Over the summer I went to practically half the beaches on the east coast. The heffers I saw were all over 40. The twenty-somethings and even the teens down to 13-14 were scrawnier than I've ever seen from these age groups. Like I said, I've seen more borderline and full-fledged anorexics in the last year alone than I had all my life previously. And that's just as unappealing to look at as obese people.

TheJoe03: Can we stop being nice about fat people, being fat is not healthy and shouldn't be considered normal. We have an obesity epidemic that needs to stop.

Yawn...Another genius setting up the same old straw man. This thread and Zooey's points are not about being 'nice to fat people'...they're about not taking the other unhealthy extreme and holding it up as some sort of ideal.

Just as being fat is unhealthy, so is being underweight and boney like the average female celebrity that the media glamorizes. Read the studies that compare the health problems and mortality rates of underweight people with those of other weight groups - they're actually very similar to the morbidly obese.

You don't have to put bulimic waifs with their own share of health risks on some pedestal in order to fight against obesity. That's like saying we need to promote abstinence to prevent the spread of STDs.


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2013-01-06 11:12:51 PM  

TheJoe03:
Oh and if you quote someone, you should actually quote them instead of changing the wording. You kind of changed the meaning of what I said by doing that to suit your argument, which is lame. I wasn't talking about being nice TO fat people, I said ABOUT fat people.


That doesn't change the basic point. What you're going on about has nothing to do with what Zooey was saying or what was being discussed. She wasn't saying fat people should be talked nicely 'about', 'to' or 'around'!

She was making a very valid point that women in entertainment are starting to take the boney look to an extreme that's not even required of them, and that glamorizing this type of figure is stupid and sends a message to young girls that unless they look like the walking dead they're fat and repulsive. Anorexia and Bulimia are serious and growing medical problems that kill plenty of the afflicted either through malnourishment or suicide. And just because we also have an obesity problem doesn't mean we should glorify the opposite extreme or shut up about the other issues. But some people always want to switch the subject and set up straw men because in reality they jack off to bulimic stick figures and don't really care about 'health', 'fitness' or any type of epidemic.
 
2013-01-06 11:21:39 PM  
Wow, someone has some problems. Stop assuming dick head.
 
2013-01-06 11:23:57 PM  

Wartime Consiglieri: But some people always want to switch the subject


We can only talk about what YOU want to talk about apparently, despite my OP not referencing you at all. Why is defending fatties and going against "skinny Hollywood" so important to you anyway? It's a weird agenda to have, IMO. Plus all the words you put into my mouth (like the shiatty food probably going into yours) is wearing thin (pun intended). It's why I decided to be a dick in my last two posts.
 
2013-01-06 11:25:15 PM  

TheJoe03: Wow, someone has some problems. Stop assuming dick head.


Better yet, stop thinking nimrod. You obviously suck at it.
 
2013-01-06 11:25:19 PM  
I think any woman under 150 pounds is anorexic to you.
 
2013-01-06 11:26:26 PM  

Wartime Consiglieri: Better yet, stop thinking nimrod. You obviously suck at it.


LOL, nimrod! Well yeah, you're a DINGUS! NANANANA!
 
2013-01-06 11:30:01 PM  

TheJoe03: I think any woman under 150 pounds is anorexic to you.


No, genius. As someone who works in the medical field, I know the actual definitions of anorexic, obese, overweight, underweight and all those other terms that the likes of you throw around based on nothing but what you've seen on magazine covers or what Hollywood says you should jack off to.
 
2013-01-06 11:35:07 PM  

Wartime Consiglieri: No, genius. As someone who works in the medical field, I know the actual definitions of anorexic, obese, overweight, underweight and all those other terms that the likes of you throw around based on nothing but what you've seen on magazine covers or what Hollywood says you should jack off to.


There you go assuming again. Take it down a notch.

/I don't read magazines and I've jerked off to plenty of "curvy" women.
//You got problems
 
2013-01-07 01:16:36 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Says the assless wonder.


WTH???

Do women with butts smaller then Coco or Kim Kardashian now qualify as "assless" these days?

Zooey may not have a giant badonk but "assless" she is not. She has enough to sit on comfortably. And it looks pretty nice in tight pants.
 
2013-01-07 09:19:35 AM  

peterthx: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Says the assless wonder.

WTH???

Do women with butts smaller then Coco or Kim Kardashian now qualify as "assless" these days?

Zooey may not have a giant badonk but "assless" she is not. She has enough to sit on comfortably. And it looks pretty nice in tight pants.


"Lady's got a gut fulla' dynamite and a booty like POOOW!" - Tiny Tina
 
2013-01-07 10:24:17 PM  

jaytkay: StoPPeRmobile:

[www.neatorama.com image 500x700]

I see you are fascinated at what a female might look like at close range.

I hope you have to opportunity to meet one in real life some day.


Then again, starlets have often earned the coveted "tonguepunch her fartbox" and "want to hear her fart over a walkie-talke" endorsements here on Fark, so it's refreshing to be reminded that, stripped of makeup or favorable lighting or soft focus, most of them aren't necessarily more naturally attractive than the chick in the next cubicle (who doesn't have an array of makeup artists and stylists and whatnot).
 
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