Originally Posted by **** me fred
Being fat is her shtick, so I don't see how it's unacceptable. She may have a good voice but that certainly wasn't getting her anywhere. When it comes to the carnival fat lady, lack of condidence is more likely to be attributed to thinness. Imagine how horrible comments like "she's not that fat" or "I've seen fatter" must be if fattness is your signature.
Also, she plays to pasty gay men and bull ****s. It's not like her audience consists of Maxim readers.
That and some of the most bankable females in the entertainment field are Oprah and Rosie O'Donnell. Not sure if Oprah is currently fat or less fat, but she usually tops the list regardless.
I could see it being her shtick if she stopped being fat after the show/interview was over. Also, I don't think most Maxim readers would listen to music like her's anyway...but then, I know I'm generalizing and maybe I'm wrong. I just find it annoying that people focus on her weight and not the music.