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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Oh, And I Forgot This...

...but it probably deserves a post of its own anyway.

  • WKYS is holding a "full and fabulous" beauty pageant. Potential contestents were urged to submit pictures of themselves and explain why they are full and fabulous (but they only had 93 words to do it, because I'm sure the pictures spoke volumes). Ten contestants were ultimately selected to compete in the pageant, which will be held tomorrow at - - wait for it - - Gladys' and Ron's Chicken and Waffles in Largo, MD. Now, I'm not hating on bigger women. And no one should be made to feel bad about themselves because of their weight. But, doesn't this contest celebrate (and almost incentivize) unhealthy behavior while concurrently reinforcing negative racial stereotypes? I mean, holding a "full and fabulous" pageant in Gladys' and Ron's Chicken and Waffles, of all places?


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