IUC Lifestyle: Oprah’s weight gain: bitter irony for the healthy lifestyle spokesperson or marketing genius?

Posted on December 17th, 2008 by HisHighness in IUC:Bits, IUC:Entertainment

Ah, how we never tire of discussing celebrity weight gain, loving to hate on
the too fat or too skinny. Officially on newsstands today we learn how Oprah
has gained 40 pounds and feels like “a big fat cow”. I know, sooo sad,
right? While some bloggers say her eating is analogous to the reckless
spending of Americans in recent years, and that noshing hunks of brie on
baguette while chugging red wine is just her version of a saying f-it and
buying a Plasma TV, has anyone considered that Oprah may have had yet
another stroke of marketing genius? Like Britney¹s “For The Record” full of
saccharine tears and pleas for pity, perhaps what we are truly witnessing is
Oprah unearthing yet another way to be the headliner. Seriously, imagine
that backstage at Harpo there¹s a whole team of cleaver marketers slicing up
cheesecake, ordering pizza and chanting “eat, Oprah, eat”!!!  Hot dog
scarfing challenges followed by pie gulping races. Buffets round the clock.
Big O (always the humanitarian) even has a second motive and is pimping her
ass to nutrition and fitness gurus, thus giving a healthy dollop of crème
fraîche to the weight loss industry. You know, I bet Obama is totally in on
it. They meet secretly and he puffs on cigs, staying svelte as ever, while O
belches and chugs cola, giving it up for the greater good. Ladies and
gentlemen, drum roll please, in a combined effort of perfectly timed genius,
January will bring Obama¹s inauguration and Oprah¹s big fat tears. 

(IUC Lifestyle Correspondent Emily Southwood)

  1. Porsche said on December 17th, 2008 at 11:21 am

    If Oprah is behind the scenes eating to stay “known” that is pretty pathetic. Not only is her body expanding, which is unnattractive for any television host, but since she’s older, it’s going to be hard to take the weight off. I actually think the old photo of her on the latest O Magazine is photoshopped. Was she ever that skinny? I don’t think Oprah needs anymore attention. If she does, she shouldn’t use her weight, no matter if that unappealing “New Year, New You” theme is arrving.

  2. Amber Whitman-Currier said on December 18th, 2008 at 8:09 am

    I like Oprah but this is ridiculous! She lost all the weight and she was looking good and healthy. If she is putting back on for some other reason then that is crazy! Personally, after watching the show recently I feel she is looking haggard and old and the weight must be attributing to that. I know that apparently she also has some health issues. I hope that she does what is best for her and her body and loses the weight and continues to be the queen of daytime television!

  3. SebsPhilly said on December 18th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    I for one miss a fat Oprah! Here’s what I say Oprah, if you are eating Brie I hope it’s imported. She was so much more human. So go ahead Oprah – while we’re all making plans to go to the gym on January 1st just order up some steak and potatoes followed by creme puffs and eclairs!


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