Gabourey Sidibe, who plays Clareece in the movie Precious appeared on Oprah and discussed openly about being a big girl. She appears very confident with herself talking about the period she hated herself and being mad all the time due to her size.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/20/precious-star-gabourey-si_n_365925.html (watch the Oprah interview with Gabourey Sidibe)
It is great that she can carry on such a great facade in front of a televised audience, but any medical professional would argue that she needs to lose weight or face an early death by food. It sucks that Oprah gives her false hope without providing any type of guidance, because Gabourey Sidibe has failed miserably at controlling her weight and someone needs to help her. Of all people, Oprah should know better about the real thoughts going through that young impressionable mind of Sidibe’s because of her interview with Star Jones.
Oprah, stop thinking about the fact that she plays a very good fat character, and can help your firm cash in from the box office with the movie Precious because you are simply playing with her life. (Chris Farley was confident, famous, and had it all. With a snap of the finger, he was dead because he struggled with losing weight more than anything.)
Money is not everything, you can’t take it with you. Help her live.