It appears as if Queen Latifah has finally succumbed to the almighty diet dollar and is now a proud sponsoree of weight-loss mogul Jenny Craig. Yes, it’s always sad when another full-figured celebrity descends down that never-ending rabbit hole.
But from Queen Latifah’s perspective, encouraging fans to go on Jenny Craig will probably keep her plus-size clothing line going strong, as most diet plans like Jenny Craig have been shown to ineffective. Oh wait, after shelling out nearly $1,300 for three months of Jenny Craig, they probably won’t have the money for such luxuries.
Kate Harding pretty much summed up my disgust in a post here, and I have nothing to add really, except to point out a couple lines from Queen Latifah’s 2000 memoir.
In her book Ladies First: Revelations of A Strong Woman, Queen Latifah writes that she is confident and comfortable with her plus-sized figure, explaining that it took time before she grew to accept her body image.
“People look at me now and think, `Wow, there’s a full-sized woman who has it together.’ Puhlease! It took me years to get to the point where I love my body. And I do truly love my body. But I had to go through stages. I hated my breasts. I hated my butt. I even hated the way I walked … I am not the prototypical 36-24-36. Never have been, never will be. And although society tells me I’m too big, what I try to keep in my head are the words from Maya Angelou [in her poem Phenomenal Woman].”
Maybe she ought to put down those Jenny Craig menus and reread Maya Angelou.