Marie Claire’s contributor, Maura Kelly, has been going through a strong backlash after making a remark against overweight people and their appearance. Many felt offended after she blogged about her true thoughts regarding what she feels when she sees overweight people in public and the overweight characters on the TV show, Mike & Molly.

Maura Kelly stated in a previous post, “So anyway, yes, I think I’d be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other … because I’d be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything. To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room — just like I’d find it distressing if I saw a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroine addict slumping in a chair.”

Wendy Williams took it upon herself to weigh in and comment on the contributor’s bold remark. Wendy stated on a recent show, “Why do you accept that? I don’t accept that. We get upset about the N-word, we get upset about making fun of gay people, and paraplegics and people with Down Syndrome — but we can make fun of fat people and that’s okay? It’s not okay. Marie Claire, we’ll be waiting for your apology — how about that?”

Numerous readers felt that Maura Kelly should put out an apology for her offensive remarks. Of course, she put out an apology soon after people threatened to boycott.

What do you think?

-Ellisa Oyewo

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  • FauxBLAsian

    Why should she have to apologize? If that is her opinion, she has the right to it. Isn’t it Marie Claire that has the column by Falcon (don’t remember her first name) about over-weight women and their issues with finding cute clothes? If that is her personal opinion, she’s entitled to it, but if it’s the magazines view, then maybe they should issue a P.R. statement.

    • Bronze

      I agree with you. Plus the article was juvenile at beast. A 5th grader could have wrote it.

    • whitney

      You called someone’s writing juvenile, but you should check on your use of past participles. It’s “could have written it,” not “wrote it.” And I think you meant “best,” not “beast.”

      Kelly’s column was uninformed, discriminatory and requires a more nuanced analysis than Wendy or anyone on this board gave it.

  • donna

    I don’t like that this was said but I’d never heard of this show apart from this issue, watching it now and it is hilarious!

    And she owes an apology to the readers because it was offensive, rather the person she was speaking to fits the bill or not. It’s like me working for that mag and saying I hate white women and don’t want to see any of them with “our” men….but that’s just my opinion so I should be able to say that? There is honest commentary without all of the fake flattery and such, and then there is hate printed in black and white, her comments were just hateful and unneeded.

  • Glamarazzi

    Wendy has a lot of nerve lol. She’s made a career out of not only making fun of woman, but spreading viscious lies about them for ratings. She may be “cleaned” up now, but she’s the last person who needs to reprimand someone for out of line comments.

    This womans comments were hurtful and mean, but that’s why people should be careful about the publications they give their money and time to.

  • binks

    I get what Wendy is saying ,even though I don’t agree with her all the time. But people are so quick to say your wrong and try to take course of action when you make fun of someone but if you make fun of an overweight person most of the time it is swept under the rug and people don’t say anything. So good for Wendy for calling her out because if she don’t like seeing it then don’t look or watch the show point blank. Yes, it is her opinion but that doesn’t mean you have to get rude and hurtful with it. I think the that is just my opinion line is a cop out. Take some personal responsibility and admit fault. She could have stated her opinion so much better because she sounds like a kid writing her opinion

  • kimmy

    As far as I’m concerned, Maura Kelly is dismissed until further notice.