It's no secret that I highly enjoy partaking in bad television. If you are an aging rocker living in a mansion with a number of skank whores or a cockslap who makes people do random and bizarre things in an effort to become their bff? I'm so there.
Last night I was almost asleep when I heard a commercial for a new FOX show called More To Love. The FOX website says:
LARGER-THAN-LIFE SINGLE MAN LOOKS FOR "MORE TO LOVE"
New Dating Series Executive-Produced by Reality Czar Mike Fleiss
FOX is setting out to prove that love comes in all shapes and sizes with the new inspirational dating competition series MORE TO LOVE. Executive-produced by Mike Fleiss ("The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette"), the unscripted series follows a single average guy with a big waist and an even bigger heart as he romances several confident and secure plus-size women. Each week, the husky hunk will wine and dine a group of curvy women to determine if they have more love to give or if they are truly more than he can handle. When the size of competition narrows, he will have to decide if one full-figured lady will become his true love.
"This is a dating show that sends the right message about embracing and loving yourself no matter your shape or size," said executive producer Mike Fleiss. "When you are comfortable with your own body, you can really allow yourself to be open to the possibility of finding the right person to love."
Iconic full-figured supermodel Emme will host MORE TO LOVE. A pioneer for plus-size women in the modeling industry, Emme became the first full-figured model to land a contract as a cosmetics company spokesperson when she signed with Revlon. Her career as a model, television personality, author, inspirational speaker and clothing designer promotes and exemplifies positive body image, self-esteem and self-acceptance.
Okay. Sounds lovely, I suppose.
I then found photos of the cast. And dude? Seriously? These women are gorgeous. Gorgeous. And most of them, I'm thinking, are probably skinnier than plus-sized me.
So the concept, I guess, is fine.
But why is this even a thing?
Why do these women have to have a separate show?
I don't get this. Because they are a size 12 instead of a size 0 they have to have an entirely different show? Plus-sized women only like "husky hunks"? Fat people can only love other fat people? WTF?
I'm reminded of a time, several years ago, that Jason and I were in a restaurant. Two really skinny girls were sitting behind us and one of them was trying to get Jason's attention. At one point I got up to use the restroom and heard one of them whisper to the other, "Sister".
Because, God knows, he couldn't be my BOYFRIEND. I was FAT. And he wasn't. He was a good-looking, average-sized guy and there was just NO POSSIBLE WAY that he would want to be with ME. God knows he couldn't be interested in me because my ass has not ever and likely will never fit into a pair of size zero jeans. Or even a size six, if I'm being honest.
So why? What's the point of this show? Why not just have these beautiful ladies on the regular bachelor? Why does this have to be such a big deal? Why are two overweight people falling in love any more "inspirational" than two skinny people falling in love?
I don't understand. And seriously, I TiVo 16 and Pregnant y'all. I get the point of pointless things.
I just don't get this.