“Bypass Gone Bad?” Seriously RR?

On November 11, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

Rachel Ray is sinking further and further down in my books.

While I understand trying to make ratings, there’s a point in which we should not sacrifice someone’s feelings for the sake of ratings.  Especially in the form of this type of show.  I mean, isn’t that what Survivor and Dancing With the Stars are for?

Admittedly, I only read the show synopsis and watched the snippet posted here, but it left a bad taste in my mouth.

Perhaps because I’ve been there, done that, and still refuse to throw away my 3x shirts in case I’m there again?

While I think RR did well to give a gym membership (maybe, I’m still conflicted.. a bit condescending, but maybe good?) and got some psychological help (I don’t know — was this person qualified to deal with Bariatrics like Dr. Connie Stapleton is?) for this poor lady being paraded as a failure on daytime television, I still feel it was too much spectacle with too little compassion.

Tracey, if you happen to see this?  Please know that you are NOT alone at all.  We’re here, and some of us are LOUD AS HELL about this sort of thing.  If you want some support, shoot me a line, privately if you want, and we’ll get you whatever you need.

*grumble grumble*

First we need to fix the bariatric world.  Then we can tackle the rest of the world.  Agreed?

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5 Responses to ““Bypass Gone Bad?” Seriously RR?”

  1. Krys says:

    I agree!

  2. Kaitlin says:

    Fixing the WLS community is hard enough. Especially when there are members of our own community who say things like this: “Overeating and regain stems from an individual not taking care of business.. call it lazy if you will but the bottom line is that the resources are there if you choose to use them” (on Facebook). Oh, and depression isn’t a viable excuse because there are meds for that. Urgh.

  3. Beka says:

    here here! My god, if one more person who hasn’t had surgery even pretends to know what it’s like, I’m going to stab them with a protein bar.

  4. MacMadame says:

    I’d actually rather fix the rest of the world because they are the ones keeping people who need it from entering our world with their sucky attitude and misinformation.

  5. Andrea says:

    Tell ya what, babe – You fix the misinformation in the NORMAL world, and I’ll beat the real information into the bariatric world.

    Sound like a plan? Cause I think we could do it…

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