July 8, 2005, - 5:29 pm

Eeuuww!: Mo’Nique Hosts Fat Chick “Beauty” Pageant

By Debbie Schlussel
Chubby chasers and other sickos will delight in Oxygen Network’s (the channel for chicks that nobody watches–1/2 owned by ) “Fat Chance,” a new “beauty” pageant for fat chicks. (Oxygen’s slogan is “Oh!” but should be “Oh! No!”)
The show is hosted by disgustingly proud fat comedienne Mo’Nique (author of “Skinny Girls are Evil”) and sponsored by–what else?–“Just My Size.” This is NOT a joke . . . unfortunately. It will feature a lingerie competition. Gross. One wonders what they’ll wear in said lingerie competition. Perhaps a “Cross Your Heart” hammock instead of a bra. Hopefully, no size 24 thongs are on display. There’s a reason Victoria’s Secret doesn’t go that big.
“This is going to be groundbreaking,” Mo’Nique told USA Today. Yes, when a 500-pound woman sets foot, the ground does, indeed, crumble beneath. “It’s time for this,” she says. No, it’s never time for this.
We need a whole lot Less’Nique. Not Mo’.

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24 Responses


Yiddish Steel on July 9, 2005 at 1:26 am

I think extreme obesity is becoming a big health crisis in this country and in that sense shouldn’t be “glorified” either, but I’ve noticed you seem to have an obsession with this that goes well beyond such (you never mention “health” in your comments on fat women, only comments that I last heard spoken amongst 6th grade classmates or so).
Comments like yours are not only immature, but they encourage women who are only slightly overweight to become obsesses with the situation to the point of anorexia.

hairymon on July 9, 2005 at 9:36 am

right, hairymom. because debbie pointed out something SO obvious, slightly fat girls everywhere will now miss a meal or two and completely starve. whatever.

canuck on July 9, 2005 at 10:03 am

    Take 150 lbs. off of any “real woman” such as what they do on the show Biggest Loser and their self esteem will skyrocket as will their new found energy level. Obiesity is in no way a normal state. In all but a tiny percentage of the population it is not a genetic disorder. It is the result of poor eating habits and lack of exercise that you “inherited” from your parents. Poor eating habits and lack of exercise are the result of stupidity, not ignorance, and laziness,(there are many publications out there such as Prevention and Mens Health that have all the studies and information anyone needs to maintain a healthy lifestyle). And anyone seriously interested in living a healthy lifestyle will seek out the best information, with help from their doctor, if necessary. And for all the obese people out there who loudly claim theyr’e in great health, I want you to take notice that there extremely few 300lb people that live past their 50’s due to the many many accumulating health problems that come with ” FAT IS BEAUTIFUL” starting at middle age which occurs at about 25 for them.

    healthnut on February 8, 2010 at 10:49 am

I find it funny how this is put on by Oprah’s network. Oprah made such a huge deal out of taking off the pounds on her show.
It’s the usual Oprah (and all lefty pinko celeb) message of do as I say and not as I do message.
But, then, anyone who follows after that phony Oprah deserves anything that happens.

The_Man on July 10, 2005 at 1:09 pm

I see that for all her “political correctness” in her picture shown here Mo-Sheets calls herself, “actress, comedian..” Why not ‘actor, comedienne’, or just ‘Way mo than enough’?
When will these couch potatoes understand that men do NOT find grossly obese females sexy? Do they not see that their ‘Big is beautiful’ propaganda is a fallacy kept alive only by groups of fat women looking for equality in the dating/sex arena with the women that men find to be truly attractive?

F5Mando on July 12, 2005 at 3:53 pm

i am disgusted w/ how my name is being used. first of all why is there an apostrophe in it. monique is of french origin, seeing it spelled and pronounced mo’nique is an outrage. it completely ghettofies it. i am a well educated and physically fit woman, and i am apalled by having my name associated with such an unattractive person and disgusting so called beauty pageant. when i do business and people hear my name and then meet me in person they are surprsied by what they see because of what is advertised by this so called actress/comedian. outrage is all i can express.

monique on August 4, 2005 at 9:41 am

So sad you have so much hate in your heart.

Devans on August 6, 2005 at 11:05 pm

    i love you fat bitches every single one of you and if you need any thing just halla and ill come running to you love you momo and have a blessed day

    dimetri on March 15, 2010 at 9:25 am

I happened to stumble across this site while doing a search on Mo’Nique. I guess I should not be surprised at some of the ignorant comments that I see on this thread. I happen to count myself among the large number of Mo’Nique fans. I think she repreents well for women of size–especially since she is closer to the average American woman than some of you malnourished females.
What is especially interesting is the fact that there are throngs of BLACK men who find her attractive because she has curves–and not only that, but she also looks great whenever she does public appearances. I never saw a big woman wear strapless dresses–and wear them well–until I saw Mo’Nique hosting the BET awards last year. In fact, as I think about it, thick women enjoy a lot of attention among a lot of men. Beyonce’ is not popular just because she can sing. She has the booty that white women are paying good money to achieve now. Jennifer Lopez has the sexy curves that are now coveted by little blonde haired heiffers like the original poster. Get a clue and stop hating.
Mo’Nique is actually a talented comedienne who has succeeded in showing large women in a very positive light. PLEASE don’t assume that you are the standard of beauty. Last I checked, beauty comes in lots of sizes and colors. You have succeeded in showing just how ignorant you are of other ideals of beauty.
Maybe one day you’ll get a clue. Give me a bootylicious-ghetto-fabulous-apostrophe in the middle of her name-curvy sister over a fake wanna-be any day of the week.
Eat a cheeseburger and get the hell over yourself!

kwyetryet on August 7, 2005 at 8:58 pm

You who cannot stand to see other people accepting themselves for who they are, you are people dissatisfied with yourselves. I am appalled at reading both the hosts comments and the respondents comments here at this site.
When you feel at your worst and see your own flaws in the mirror (we all have something so I know I am telling you the truth) would that you and the world could accept you. Rather, we live in a world that designs ways to hate not only you, but your neighbor. What is this for? Not for peace (which you will claim that you support to your other fascist, idiosyncratic friends in your sheltered environment), but to get you to buy into buying the the things you think will make you feel better about yourself.
You know it will never work and you hate yourself for succumbing. But what is worse, you hate to see someone break out, look better than you, and have a bunch of people support them for doing it. I support these women. I think they look gorgeous, NOW. And what is better, I think they are better people than you hating sacks of flesh will ever be.
You go Princess Joanne Borgella. You ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!

bard on August 15, 2005 at 1:44 am

Oh, wait.
I read more of your site. I’ve wasted my time. You’re just crazy (with big wannabe fake African ghetto sized lips to boot, or did you forget getting that F.A.T. injection).
Case closed. Point made. Mo’Nique Rocks.

bard on August 15, 2005 at 1:56 am

Oh wait (there’s more),
For an example of you. Go rent “Million Dollar Baby” and cast yourselves in the role of the mother.
That is you (i.e. hating sack of flesh)

bard on August 15, 2005 at 2:02 am

Maybe when Monique has a raging case of Diabetes and her eyesight is out the door and they’re cutting on her lower extremities she’ll get the idea that fat is not beautiful. I know what I’m talking about. I went from 290 pounds to 210 in less than a year. I suffered from vision loss and swelling of the lower extremities (edema) just to name a few Diabetic symptems. It’s not Beautiful. It sucks. Get the message all you chubby chasers. She also happens to be high-risk because she is Black.

Rich B on April 13, 2006 at 1:25 am

I probably went through about six different slam comments I could have left, but I am better than that, Ms. Debbie. All I have to say is let the world throw her down because Mo’Nique’s bringing in ALL that doe’ now. No matter how hard you try you will never have a nice ass nor will you some sexy thighs, Hmm.

opinionated on July 18, 2006 at 6:41 pm

Hahahaha You can say that again! I find it sad that some people can appreciate themselves more for hating on others. It’s the people who are hated the most that are having allllll the fun, and the SEX. So…. we’re “sickos” now for liking ourselves? I think someone else is sick.
I’m a size 18 and I can tell you there’s not a man I’ve met with a problem with it, I have bigger natural tits, and a round ass that even I adore…. what more could a girl ask for?
Some’s jealous that we can be ourselves and dont have to starve for admiration.

Jennifer on July 23, 2006 at 3:46 pm

Oh, and can I also say that I think YOU have no right to be talking…
In true debbie form I’d put it like this…
“Would someone please tell me why this chick would even dare put a picture of herself on the internet? Can she save herself the embarassment, before she shows her face in public again I would recomend new make-up, brow-lift, lipo of the cheeks, and ….. actually I can’t begin to fix her problems, she needs a professional”
Yes…. so does anyone think I’m worth reading anymore? I hope not. If you want to read more sad stories like that you’ll have to go back to Debbie’s Dumb blog.

Jennifer on July 23, 2006 at 3:54 pm

I am also a plus-size woman who is considered very attractive by lots of men, very few of whom I would lump into the derogatory-sounding category of “chubby-chasers.” True, some men are sickos who just revel in flesh. But lots of people, men and women, find a larger woman attractive. The key to being big and beautiful is being shapely and toned (and yes, big women can be toned – notice how the contestants in the beauty pageant had little visible cellulite, just large body parts). Also, disease is more closely linked with age and heredity than obesity, no matter how people try to twist and hype up the studies. Being overweight when you are older poses more risks, but so does doing everything, from jogging to having babies.
Yes, small, toned, shapely women are beautiful. But so are large, toned, shapely women. And, in clothes, so are all different sizes of not-so-toned or shapely women. And yes, there are a lot of guys who find overweight women disgusting. But there are also a lot of guys who find large women appealing. Can it be that this appeal flies in the face of the overdone efforts of “skinny” women who strive everyday to continue looking like the standard of beauty? Is it really about fitness for the majority of these women? Or are they simply vying for the magazine cover that plays in a man’s fantasy?
People hide behind “being healthy” as a reason to hate weight. But be real: you don’t like overweight people because they look different. They carry negative connotations. They take up lots of room and make you feel uncomfortable. You don’t care if these people aren’t healthy. You just use their appearance to negatively judge them and make unfavorable comparisons between them and yourselves.
One more thing: I know a lot of skinny people. Very few of them keep their weight down by being disciplined, even though that’s what many would like people to believe. Their metabolism and heredity factors are more often the reason why they don’t gain much weight. The other factor is the extreme lengths some people go to in order to stay slim. Being disciplined is one thing; being obsessed is another. Meanwhile, the gap between male and female relationships is growing wider. If being skinny truly helped, why is the divorce rate so high and why are people shying away from marrying (or even committing) in the first place?
Medicines and surgeries, not being skinny, are helping America live longer. Making healthy choices about diet and exercise help everyone as well. And as far as relationships are concerned, or even simply being attractive to a man, women would do better as a whole to focus more on how to be the best person they can be, regardless of their weight.
The author of this article sounded, as the earlier respondent put it, exactly like a mean-spirited adolescent. A more mature woman who understands that beauty is God-given would smile and feel a sense of camaraderie with women who, like her, were just being as beautiful as they could be, right then, right there, without waiting for later on when and if they lose weight. Later is not promised to us — we all have the right to enjoy ourselves and live life to the fullest here and now.
Meanwhile, Mo’nique cashes a bigger check than anyone, including the author, has ever seen, and takes a better picture than the author on Schlussel’s own article site…
You did a great job of inciting response, Ms. Schlussel. That had to be it, because what would really be disgusting — stomach-turning, even — would be if you really were that shallow. What if your mate gained weight? Would you make him feel nasty and unwanted? What if he tried to lose weight and couldn’t? Would he be your next target for hate?

phenelope on August 10, 2006 at 9:38 pm

“Do they not see that their ‘Big is beautiful’ propaganda is a fallacy kept alive only by groups of fat women…”
No, they don’t. That’s because a notable percentage of the male population are ‘sickos,’ as the bigot Schlussel calls us, that prefer chunky women over slim women from a physical standpoint.
It’s not unnatural or even that unusual to find fat chicks attractive. Only a media-hypnotized and relatively asocial person would be naive enough to make such a claim. Schlussel is clearly both.
By the way, I don’t think Mo’Nique is that good-looking.

accept on April 2, 2007 at 6:49 pm

look Debbie,you need to stop hateing ok,all you people really need to stop.Mo’Nique is doing great things for pluse size weman and i wont to say if you dont like to see big weman then dont witch the show…when your a big lady your selfasteam is already low because of people like you,you people need help.Are you scared that Bigg girls are going to take over?they need to have more people like Mo’Nique because she is REAL and if you stop worring about how pretty you are on the outside and worrie about whats on the inside then all that shit you talking wont even matter.some bigg girls are very healthy and some have healht problems that cause them to be big. know your shit befor you start to put people down.Mo do your thing girl and forgett what stupid people have to say,and to all the big girls out there you are all beautiful and dont let people like this barbie doll tell different

mukk on April 16, 2007 at 10:37 pm

Debbie: ATTENTION, WORLD. MY STANDARDS OF BEAUTY ARE EVERYONE’S. PLEASE LISTEN AS I PROJECT MY INSECURITIES AND PARALYTIC FEAR OF GAINING A FEW POUNDS ON THE GENERAL POPULATION. Maybe if I make fun of overweight girls as HARD AS I CAN, I’ll be skinny for the rest of my life! Please, everyone, PLEASE love me! I neeeeed you to love me and pay attention to me! If I wear pretty dresses and call the fat girls slobs, will you love me more?


Rest of the world: Back away, people. Nothing to see here.

Inque on December 19, 2009 at 11:53 pm

fat is NOT beautiful NOR healthy and NOBODY normal thinks that. White and skinny is the standard of beauty, and ANY black man would choose a white girl over you, and that’s why you are so jealous and angry all the time.

kay on January 18, 2010 at 11:48 pm

you people are disgusting. big women can be beautiful too, and that is what this is trying to show. just because you may the time and money to workout every day or maybe you won the genetic lotto and were born thin…. many women struggle with their weight their whole lives, diet and exercise or not. you should be ashamed of yourselves for putting other people down when I’m sure you all have some sort of flaw.

facebookisha on March 21, 2010 at 12:54 am

Aparently, the author of the original post (“Debbie,” is it?)is clearly uneducated regarding physical beauty in the real world today. If you look at paintings and artwork in history, one can see that larger women have always been the ideal image of beauty, and very attractive to men. Once the Flapper Era of the 1920’s and 1930’s portrayed a “stick-skinny” figure to sell their fashions, society sadly fell for this unhealthy propoganda. The begining of society’s mindset of thin being ideal is only due a budding fashion industry. These women lacked curves and true beauty and society fell into the mindset that looking like a 12 year old schoolboy was the ideal. Hardly. Since then the fashion industry has succeeded in brainwashing naive women into thinking skin & bones is attractive. This mindset has only been in existance within the last century, and Debbie, your naiveness has made you fall for this trick.

Regarding health issues and the larger woman: Thin people also get diabeties, cancer, high blood pressure, and all the other ailments that plus-sized women do. Do they not? I am a size 18 and just had complete bloodwork and a physical. I am COMPLETELY healthy, even at my age of 41. I power walk 3 miles every day, am happy, content and beautiful. (Men find me very attractive to the point where my husband gets jelous when I get hit-on by other men.) One should not assume someone is unhealthy or ugly just because the size on the clothing label is higher than the other person’s.

Suggestion to the author: Get your facts straight before making a declaration as the one you have above. You have truly shown your ignorance. Do you know what is really “gross” my dear? A stick-skinny woman (which looks more unhealthy than any full-figured woman) who looks like a pencil wrapped up in cloth when wearing clothes. Go eat something and look like a REAL woman. Then, when you can come back with a reality check, apologize to these lovely women, and be forgiven (because we are beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside).

Princess on May 1, 2010 at 2:08 pm

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