Here's what they said:
Just a heads-up: These responses talk about eating disorders, disordered thinking, and body-shaming.
1. Annie from Shrill:
2. Rhonda from That '70s Show:
3. Hanna from Pretty Little Liars:
4. Edna Turnblad in Hairspray:
5. Rasputia from Norbit:
6. Barney in How I Met Your Mother:
7. Pam Nunan in Bones:
8. Bridget in Bridget Jones' Diary:
9. Schmidt and Nick on New Girl:
10. Tyra's portrayal on The Tyra Show:
11. Lucy/Quinn on Glee:
12. Jill from Mom:
13. Martha Johnstone in Dodgeball:
14. Alyson in To Be Fat Like Me:
15. Chris in Just Friends:
16. Regina in Mean Girls:
17. Sylvia in The Nanny:
18. Sherman Klump in The Nutty Professor:
19. And lastly, the entire movie The DUFF:
OK, now that we pointed out the problematic, offensive portrayal of fat characters, let's talk about movies, shows, and talk shows that portray them in a positive, accurate, empowering light. Let me know in the comments below!
Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.
If you are living with an eating disorder, you can find resources and support here. You can also call the National Eating Disorders Association helpline at 1-800-931-2237; for 24/7 crisis support, text “NEDA” to 741741.