You may recall I wrote an article about Holley called “She’s 350 Pounds Olympics Bound”. Holley is a weight lifter and although she had no expectation of placing in the Olympics she did secure 10th place. She says she is joining Biggest Loser as a contestant because she feels her weight was one of the reasons she didn’t place higher even though in the past she felt it was a benefit in her sport. She had considered retiring from the sport but has changed her mind and wants to compete in the next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In order to join Biggest Loser she was forced to pull out of the Pan American Championships and the World University Games because of scheduling conflicts.
What do I think about all this? Well it’s her business what she does with her life not mine. I hope it all works out for her. Unfortunately this will bring more attention to a program I have really been hoping would die a quick death soon, soon, soon! I think Biggest Loser is about fat bashing and feeling better about yourself by putting other people down. It’s ugly! It’s dangerous both to the contestants and to anybody that buys into this brutal view of getting healthy and fit.
I fear that this show will only end when they finally manage to kill a contestant! Yeah, NO I’m not going to be watching!