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Plus-Size Version of The Bachelor: Cool or Not?

Television networks can get away with a lot during the Summer when most shows are in rerun mode. We've grown to expect reality programming up the wazoo, and this season the lineup includes a new Mike Fleiss (executive producer of The Bachelor) creation called More to Love.

Premiering July 28, the dating show will feature "a single and eligible man with a big waist and an even bigger heart as he romances several confident and secure plus-size women." As with Fleiss's original unscripted dating shows, the leading single guy will whittle the group of 20 women down to a final two. Plus-size supermodel Emme has signed on to host the show.

The idea of More to Love drew criticism when it was announced earlier this year; there's a sense that the show's contestants will be mocked and exploited. There's something that makes me uncomfortable about suggesting people of a certain size can only love and be loved by someone of similar proportions. At the same time, when's the last time you turned on the TV and saw overweight people featured in a show without a weight-loss focus?

What do you think of the show's concept, is it cool or not?


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