You've never heard the phrase, "Is ________ the new black?" ]
Anyway, I think we are seeing more of a cultural change to accepting reality for what it is, or at least I think we are heading that way. I think it also has a bit to do with the economy, and things that are going on around the world and nation. People are having to evaluate everything in their lives, and themselves. They are having to step out of the Bentley and buy a Toyota. So I think they are accepting the fact that most of us do not look like the models we see on TV and in magazines, and that people are getting put off by those types of images. I really do hope we are getting more "real."
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11917 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 17842 times:
Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 8): I still don't understand why the color black is so interesting. It's really quite boring.
I know, but we're stuck with it.
In all seriousness, I'm glad stupidly thin models might be slipping out of fashion, if only for a little while. It's not healthy and it's not attractive - I like something to be inbetween the flesh and skeleton of girls.
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Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 74
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 17539 times:
Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 18): It's quite sad when obviously fat people are seen as skinny, it must be something to do with men in the US having to look at massive women all day long, that anyone under 200 pounds is seen as skinny.
There goes Kiwirob again with his unprovoked and baseless attacks against the US.
Time & time again, I have to remind you that your native Australia/New Zealand has the fattest people. Your neighboring South Pacific island nations rank very high as well.
So take you anti-US rants elsewhere.
KiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8474 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 17525 times:
That would be true if I was interested in Pacific Island and Maori women but the majority are fat and not worth looking at, whereas Americans of all colours are fat. If you removed Maori and Pacific Islanders from the statistics then I would bet the rest of us in NZ are far slimmer than you lot in the US.
To me it does, I wouldn't consider dating a Maori or Pacific Islander for the very reason that they are either fat now or will be fat when they get older. It's a terrible generalisation but one that isn't too far from the truth.
Quoting Superfly (Reply 21): Aren't they Australians if they are legal citizens?
If you can't get the country right how can you even be sure that your argument is correct.
It's not New Zealands fault that the majority of our native population pig out on KFC, lamb flaps and SPAM and that most of the imports from the Pacific Islands also like being big and chunky. Ethnicity makes a big difference in weight statistics.
Superfly you can't deny that vast numbers of Americans are huge, you do see large people in NZ and Australia, no doubt about it but our fatties are no way near as fat as your fatties. 400, 500, 600, and even 700 pounders can be seen on the streets in the US, I haven't seen anything close to that in NZ.
The only large peoople you see in Norway are usually American tourists.
N328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6544 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 17486 times:
Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 23): Superfly you can't deny that vast numbers of Americans are huge, you do see large people in NZ and Australia, no doubt about it but our fatties are no way near as fat as your fatties. 400, 500, 600, and even 700 pounders can be seen on the streets in the US, I haven't seen anything close to that in NZ.
I think you're taking this a bit too far. I have seen the occasional 400lber, but people of that size and larger are rare, and we are often surprised when we see it, as well.
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