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Reality Check: What the Broken Toilet Told Kevin Smith

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, and sometimes the strange truth is a little sad. Kevin Smith, who directed Zack and Miri Make a Porno, admitted recently to the LA Times that:

"I'm really, really fat right now. Fattest I've ever been. I broke a toilet. That's how heavy I am. I can't take all the credit — that was an old toilet and a very waterlogged wall — but my size took that toilet down."

This 38-year-old wanted to blame it on the fact that the toilet was worn out and decrepit, but then he realized it was his massive weight that was the issue. It was a huge (no pun intended) wake-up call. To find out what he's going to do about it


Kevin talked about how he's emotionally driven when it comes to food. He knows if his movie does well, he'll want to go out and celebrate with a huge meal. If the movie doesn't do so well, he'll want to "self-medicate and eat more." He said, "Hollywood's a hard town to be fat in!" I hear what he's saying, but if you have a problem with using food to deal with your feelings, then it doesn't matter what line of work you're in.

I'm proud of the director for saying, "I'm going away for a while, to concentrate on myself. To save my life." Hopefully some time with a good dietitian and fitness trainer will get him on the right track.


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