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When I look at Jordin Sparks, winner of this season's American Idol, I see a lovely and talented 17 year old. And Meme Roth of National Obesity Action? "When I look at Jordin what I see is diabetes, I see heart disease, I see high cholesterol...She's a vision of unhealth." Ummm. Maybe you should go get your eyes checked, Meme. She's no size 0, but obese?! Also, what does this have to do with a talent competition?

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hrh21 hrh21 9 years
sad to say it, but I'm gonna defend Meme, here. just because she is attacking (wrongly) Jordin, you are all jumping on her for having an eating disorder! Meme probably just exercises, eats healthy, and has a good metabolism. I'm size zero, haven't ever thrown up without a fever and you should see how much bread i just ate! (a realllllly good baguette!)
hrh21 hrh21 9 years
Just more proof that Fox news is screwed up.
hrh21 hrh21 9 years
What the hell is this lady's problem. African Americans are naturally bigger, and if she wants to yell at people for weight, go down to MacDonalds! And this is from a girl who is skinny as hell and it really bothers me to see fat people!!!!
FlowerPower FlowerPower 10 years
fortunateizzi fortunateizzi 10 years
Um, not only is she not obese, she is nowhere near overweight! She's a great, healthy body size. Just no one watch FOX News, ok?
b-UNIQUE b-UNIQUE 10 years
alright! this meme chick? she aint right!!! wuts up her butt? jordin is a very beautiful person and she has no rite to say she is obese or has heart disease or wutever shes sayin. she doesnt even kno jordin! shed b bettr off not talking.
Chellard Chellard 10 years
I'm very overweight and I have perfect blood sugar, low cholesterol, low triglycerides and they can't point a thing wrong with me EXCEPT the weight. Overweight does NOT mean unhealthy.... overthin, however, usually does.
nessabum nessabum 10 years
there are too many stick-thin girls out there. thank you, jordin, for allowing yourself to show that you can be comfortable in your own skin without needing to feel that you have to be a size 0.
swankygirlie swankygirlie 10 years
Julibul, I'm with ya sister. I'm 5'10 myself and am in pretty good shape...I met up with a new trainer today and she did a caliber test and she was like, "uh, you don't have any hip fat to test, and I hardly ever see this, even in athletes," but aww hell, according to this genius, I am probably considered morbidly obese since I'm a size 8. I guess if I were a size 4 I would be considered "normal" but I am not meant to be that small and no amount of dieting, exercise, or starving myself will ever make me that way, and I'm totally cool with it. Being morbidly obese IS an American problem, but before a young lady gets bashed for being naturally "thicker," perhaps we should tackle why PE is taken out of many schools altogether and the typical hot lunch in the schoools have more calories than a double whopper and jumbo fries, and why kids are given soda to drink instead of water. It's morons like this woman who make my beautiful 13 year old cousin come home bawling...and she can run faster than most of the guys in her grade. It makes me positively sick.
vane554 vane554 10 years
I am all bout the youth being active and not glued to the TV with a bag of cheetos and a coke in their hand and all, but those comments are out of line! Could she not have brought up NICOLE RITCHIE or any of the other celebs who have opted for the sticks and bones look?! That is unhealthy. Jordin is healthy and full- not fat or obese! I agree with a previous reader. lets all have MEME checked out-..psychologically. She talks like she has some serious issues with weight herself...mentally. (anorexia or bulemia anyone?) seriously. Get real woman.
alyssaaa alyssaaa 10 years
are you freaking serious?!?!?! that lady is freaking stupid. health crisis?
julibul julibul 10 years
Okay, I'm have a similar body type as Jordin and I'm not even classified as overweight. At the end of my "normal" range, yes, BUT NOT EVEN OVERWEIGHT. That woman is an idiot. Obese? I take offense to that! During soccer season, I was able to run a 6 minute mile on a bad day, and did daily jogging and sprint exercises for an hour straight. AND I STILL LOOKED LIKE JORDIN SPARKS. Having her win doesn't send a message promoting unhealth, it sends a message showing how you can still be successful in "the industry" with a body type that's not toothpick-ish. Jordin looks healthy to me. Ugh.
vanhornviking vanhornviking 10 years
uhm erz, being between twig and industrial size refrigirator is good. this lady must be blind! omg she is not obese! OMG! i cannot believe what she is saying! i would have slapped her right there! you dont need to be a stick to be famous! having a weight is normal, weighing like 70 pounds when your 20 is NOT good! you die when you dont eat, i hope that meme realizes people can die from not eating.
Fashionsugar Fashionsugar 10 years
I never really like Jordin, but she's DEFINITELY NOT OBESE..lord, no wonder so many girls and women have eating disorders...I think people need to stop stressing about weight...My mom has an eating disorder so I know first hand how things get out of control. I really hope that this doesnt happen to Jordin now that she is a star. There's too much pressure to be thin.
ellenmarie ellenmarie 10 years
I think Jordin looks great. She is a beautiful girl. This was a singing competition, not a body one. People who are criticizing her weight should stop and think about the also high rate of anorexia and bulimia and body image disorders that are impacting our youth. Putting down a public figure such as Jordin, who is NOT obese, for her weight will have negative effect on the millions who watch the show. Critics like Meme really need to think before they speak, obviously she didn't.
mandykw mandykw 10 years
grr what a freaking b****
JessNess JessNess 10 years
Thats FOX News for you.....bringing un-bias true news to a household near you :oy:
steph_b_247 steph_b_247 10 years
WHAT!!?! I can NOT believe this woman.... oh my gosh.... I... I don't even know what to say. I guess besides that woman is a complete idiot.
Ashlyn-Rose Ashlyn-Rose 10 years
When I look at Wilford Brimley, I see diabetiss.
suzanne suzanne 10 years
Oh puh-leeze!!! :MOB: She looks fine to me and a nice change from the skinny stereotypes we all face out there... I'm not overweight or skinny. I'm average with no prejudice in either direction and I say she's beautiful, and they say TV adds 15 lbs to you.
penguins268 penguins268 10 years
That's terrible! Why didn't she even mention Ruben Studdard?? He had to be at least 300 pounds and Jordin Sparks has curves suddenly she has heart disease?? It makes me sick to think of that woman, skinny and pretty, thinking that people who are a little chunkier are automatically going to develop numerous diseases.
uacosj uacosj 10 years
That is ridiculous!
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
P.S Let's go see what size Meme is and give her a load of criticism about her weight!
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
I agree! Not everyone in hollywood needs to be a stick!
Aminah-Akalea Aminah-Akalea 10 years
This woman is an IDIOT!!! Jordin might look big but she isnt Obese!!! she's probably big boned..and damn that girl is tall too! so everything goes into one, family history on each parents side, her mom and dad, her height..the girl doesnt even have a big overlapping me she looks kinda odd because i dont see that much ppl who look like Jordin...everyone cant look the same, she looks pretty normal in her size...the girl doesnt look fat, she just suits the way she is..if she loses weight..whatever as long as she doesnt end up like Nicole Richie..good point..thats what this woman wants her to look like..this time she's more active than this stupid woman..*sighs*...Pleasee all the supporters and fan of her..or those who believe in ppl judging other because of their her..she seems to have a good family..but family isnt always enough..this is just sad..i hope she does like Paris and dont give a care to this issue. :)
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