As I watched the finale on Tuesday and saw Rachel win, a lot of thoughts crossed my mind. If you get I twitter or read anything online, you will see a number of different debates going on about this very topic.
People were stunned as she walked out..
Bob and Jillian's face says it all.
The debate has begun as to whether or not Rachel is to thin and has an eating disorder? First, that's not a debate I want to get into. The discussion I want to have and remind people is about their kind words or lack thereof.
For Rachel, this was a competition, she was willing to go to extremes to lose the weight in order to win the money and be titled The Biggest Loser.. The show is a game because although its about getting their lives back, it has to be a game to keep them losing weight, staying motivated and staying focused.
Does it look like she went a little to far to win? Yes. I'm not denying that. Am I concerned about her weight? Yes. I'm not arguing with the concerns that people are expressing. I am frustrated by the word choices people are using to describe her such as "gross", "anorexic", "disgusting", "sickly" or statements like "Biggest Loser should be Ashamed."
She is a person who has overcome huge struggles and don't think for a second that people from Biggest Loser are not reaching out to her, because they are. She doesn't deserve these unkind words, the media is bullying her and I think we need to just be careful with how this situation is handled. We need to be kind with our words.
Be kind with your words. We are all humans. She is a person who has feelings and is more than just a number on a scale or a size. I love the concept of Biggest Loser, but remember it's a TV show, not real life folks. Many contestants go home and gain some weight back, which is normal and healthy for their bodies sizes. It's a contest. Be nice to one another. Use kind words.
Q: What are your thoughts on Rachel Fredericksons weight loss? Do you think NBC should public address the concerns or leave it alone?