Back in 1998, Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour told Oprah Winfrey that she could stand to lose 20 pounds to be on the cover. The issue featuring Oprah eventually went on to become one of the most successful covers for Vogue. Wintour said,
“I’d just been on a trip to Minnesota, where I can only kindly describe most of the people I saw as little houses,” Wintour said. “There’s such an epidemic of obesity in the United States, and for some reason, everybody focuses on anorexia.”
She adds, “We need to spend money, time and education on teaching people to eat, exercise and take care of themselves in a healthier way. It [has gotten people] provoked, which is really the point.”
I agree. Fat people should be rounded up and chained to a treadmill, but I definitely wouldn’t say that to Oprah Winfrey’s face. There’s no way I would piss off the richest and most powerful person in the world. I don’t want to be stuffed into the back of a trunk and hunted for sport. Again.