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MeMe Roth, Inspiration for Anorexic Girls Everywhere

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What a shameless, contemptible opportunist. Seriously. Stop putting this woman on television.

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  1. Cage match: MeMe Roth vs. Any of the fat chicks from American Idol.

    It wouldn’t last long, but it would be a ratings booster.

  2. Spawn of Ann Coulter?

  3. When I look at Meme Roth, I see mind disease, I see a pycopathic asshole. Jesus fucking Christ.
    I don’t watch American Idol, and it was hard to tell from the video Jordin’s size, so I took a quick look on google. She looks way better than Meme Roth. But then, I’m one of those guys who isn’t attracted to wraiths.

  4. C’mon Radley, don’t be hatin’. Self-rightous publicity whores have to have somewhere to hang out.

  5. Winning line from MeMe:
    “It’s normal, statistically, to be overweight.”

    I hardly know where to begin to respond to that one.

  6. MeMe, you ignorant slut.

  7. You know, Jordin Sparks is a pretty cute kid, I think MeMe just doesn’t like the girls who remind her of the chicks who used to beat her up at prep school.

  8. I need moe cowbell

  9. What do you expect from a bitch who takes ice cream from children, and DOESN’T eat it herself?

  10. Have missed something? When did overweight go being an indicator of slightly increased risk of diabetes and heart disease to an absolute 100% guarantee of both?

    Meme Roth is truly a wretched human being.

  11. Cue flood of fat girls, chubby chasers, and men married to women who got fat trying to make themselves feel better defending Jordin. Never calling any woman fat is the current PC.

    There was a thread the other day wondering if men play at being liberals to pick up women. Maybe, maybe not, but the anonymous internet jumping to the defense of overweight celebrities has to be a related phenomenon.

    Anyway:

    MeMe = blond nanny nag
    Jordin = chubby
    American Idol = boring
    SugarFree = a bit of an asshole

  12. Meme Roth,

    If you are reading this. I suggest you start earning a living instead of parasitically leeching off of people through your demagoguery. Frankly, you and your fellow busy bodies, who wish to impose your flavor of taliban style virtue at gunpoint, are far more dangerous to America’s youth than a sedentary life and too much junk-food.

    Based on what you have said and done in 100 years, 200 years or even 500 years from now, if people even remember your name it will be to mock or curse you, not to praise you.

  13. Jordin’s a little chubby, I agree, but she’s not a heifer like LaKisha.

    Not that it’s any of MeMe Roth’s business. You just know that if Idol were all skinny chicks that same WASPy bitch would be on the tube telling us all that the media gave her an eating disorder. What are her qualifications, anyway? Do you think MeMe used to be fat and has the zealotry of a convert?

  14. If I met her, I would sit on her.

    Few things are more wearying to me than the anti-fat crusaders’ cry of “We’re just worried about your HEALTH!” Don’t dress it up, guys. You think we’re fat because we’re lazy and gluttonous and slovenly, too stupid to understand that getting a Diet Coke with the super-sized meal doesn’t negate the calories. And if you can just educate us a little more, kick our asses a little bit harder, then we’ll fall into line behind you, the enlightened, the satisfactorily-sized.

    And to this I offer a big old eye-rolling “Whatever,” and an offer to bite my shiny metal plus-sized ass. BITE IT, MEME!

    Velvet D’Amour probably said it best in an interview: “I happen to swim 120 laps three times a week …. Because you can look at me and say ‘OK, you’re fat, you’re obese, therefore you’re unhealthy.’ How many people here [at the Gaultier show] snort cocaine? How many people here drink? How many people here smoke? I mean it’s ridiculous. So it’s this health judgment based on initial appearance that I find so condescending. Because no one really has any idea what my health is versus anyone else’s health.”

  15. Right, fat people, especially performers, don’t face nearly enough obstacles in their professional lives, so let’s encourage people to treat them even worse.

  16. Keep putting her on TV. That way people can see what kind of a whack-a-mole she is.

  17. My heart is gladdened by the outflowing of support for curvy women.

  18. Now that I think of it, how different is Roth from a popular high school girl who gets her only joy from criticizing the appearance of others?

    Sure, she wraps it up in “concern for their health” but she really just made a career out of being a self-aggrandizing, superficial bitch with just the right amount of puritan killjoy.

  19. MeMe Roth suffers from the Ann Coulter Syndrome (ACS) – her bones are sticking out so much that she can’t get lain, and then she’s cranky all the time.

  20. Stop putting this woman on television.

    That’s a horrible thing to say about Jordin just because she is a bit chunky.

  21. the bigger the cushion, the better the pushin’

    My trumpet teacher told me once that fat people are better singers. You know, the stereotypical fat opera singer. He also described his best trumpet student: “if you saw him walking down the sidewalk, you’d say damn that guy’s fat”. And who was the best trumpet player ever? Fats Navarro.

    Anyway, I don’t know who that Ann Coulter knockoff is but I feel stupider for having that video on in the background while I was looking at something else.

  22. I dunno, MeMe is pretty good lookin’.

  23. It’s tough to comment appropriately, because the chick from American Idol is 17 … but she looks just fine to me. I mean, seriously, that Fox News bitch said she’ll probably have to lose 40 pounds. 40 pounds! If Jordin Sparks lost 40 pounds, she’d be dead!

    Honestly, anyone who looks at Jordin Sparks and thinks “overweight” has something seriously wrong with them.

  24. Meme isn’t bad looking, but can you imagine what a self-righteous nanny like her must be like in the bedroom?

    “Charles, for goodness sake, don’t penetrate me in such a manner. What do you think I am, one of your $400 whores? Gently now, Charles, yes, very good, just a tad more lubricant, that’s right. Did you shower before this? Are you sure? DAMMIT CHARLES, I have said repeatedly that you are not to climax in there, that is why we keep that pair of gym socks by the bed. Now be a good lad and go and fetch me the Massengill, I need to clean your filth off of me.”

    Ught, no thanks.

  25. We need to have legislation to base ratings for TV on whether or not fat people appear, just like we don’t allow smoking.

  26. Do we know anything about this woman other than that she’s a shrill nag? It’d be nice to find some dirt on her that could bring her down.

  27. I went to the doctor yesterday, and she told me that I need to lose 22 lbs to meet the BMI index. I’m 6-4 and I’ll be a stick if I do that.

    I weigh 222 now and my goal is 210-215 or so. I go to the gym 3 times a week and I’m steadily losing weight while gaining moderate muscle mass. Not that I’m fat, I just want to look better (and yes, be healthier….but vanity is a far better motivator) I told her this much, but no, she still had to do the ol’ nag and scold dance.

    I fucking hate what passes for “healthy” today. I SO have to get a male doctor. One wife is enough.

  28. This program is rated “F” for crude dietary habits and occasional Fatty Ding-Dongs.

  29. Cue flood of fat girls, chubby chasers, and men married to women who got fat trying to make themselves feel better defending Jordin.

    Present! Which way to the women?

  30. Also, Meme Roth doesn’t know snakes from dildos.
    The BMI works for people who are in the exact middle of the bone structure bell-shaped curve. Which is a lot of people. But those of us with extra muscle mass or big-ass bone structure are screwed.
    I hate being told that I’m morbidly obese when I’m 6’3 and 275 lbs – the charts don’t take into account the fact that I have size 56 shoulders.

  31. This ironing board with hair makes absolutely no sense.

  32. Thanks Radley,

    You gave me a case of the SCREAMING ME-ME’s.

  33. You chase ‘chubbies’, jp? to each their own, i guess.

  34. Which is a lot of people. But those of us with extra muscle mass or big-ass bone structure are screwed.

    I’m not fat, just big-boned….

  35. Screw you jimmy, I’m going home.

  36. I called my late and much-lamented grandmother “MeMe.” That skinny scold has no right to my grandmother’s pet name. Give It Back You Bitch!! Before I eat a double cheeseburger and a chocolate softserve milkshake in front of you.

  37. Timothy,

    You put far too much thought into that. Way too many details. We need to find you a healthier outlet.

  38. Here’s some dirt on Meredith “MeMe” Roth.

    “Meme Roth is not new to the world of over-the-top publicity stunts. Going by the name “Meredith,” she has served as marketing management for Edelman public relations, Today she runs Roth & Co. Public Relations, consults on “sexy strategies” for the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization, and does private image consulting (accepting clients by referral only). With a career in media relations, it’s no surprise that Roth knows how to get attention by using Mother’s Day as a hook to blame parents for their daughters’ weight or denouncing Redbook magazine for allegedly encouraging obesity by running a “body acceptance” issue.”

  39. The BMI works for people who are in the exact middle of the bone structure bell-shaped curve. Which is a lot of people. But those of us with extra muscle mass or big-ass bone structure are screwed.

    I just checked the BMI index and found I’m overweight–despite a vegetarian diet and 6 day a week workouts. I’m of average height and bone mass so can’t write it off due to that.

    What’s at work here is pretty obvious–how can you have a government “war against obesity” unless everyone is overweight?

  40. Honestly, anyone who looks at Jordin Sparks and thinks “overweight” has something seriously wrong with them.

    Anorexia by proxy?

  41. First she argues that Jordin shouldn’t win because she’s overweight, and kids will think it’s ok to be overweight because kids want to look like whoever the American Idol of the moment is. Then she says that if Jordin wins, she’ll lose 40 pounds. So . . . shouldn’t she want her to win, so kids will pattern themselves after the 40-pounds-lighter Jordin?

    Is she even listening to herself?

  42. Notice also that, even though a healthy (but slender) woman will have a much higher percentage of body fat than a healthy-but-slender man, the BMI chart is one-size-fits-all for both sexes. I remember there used to be two charts, one for each gender, and I suspect that to make the single chart they simply split the difference, so that women are being held closer to the stricter fat-standards of men.

    Also, there’s no indication that, for example, a childless woman in her 30s might lean smaller than a woman the same age who’s had five children. No distinction between a 20-year-old and a 50-year-old. Just one stupid cookie-cutter shape that all of humanity is expected to squeeze into.

  43. “Honestly, anyone who looks at Jordin Sparks and thinks “overweight” has something seriously wrong with them.”

    There’s nothing seriously wrong with me, but I look at Jordin Sparks and think “overweight”. However, I don’t look at her and think “morbidly obese and ready to fall over with a heart attack”.

    Weight is not the only factor in whether a person is healthy or not. I know a lot of people who outweigh me by 40 pounds who can ride circle around me without breaking a sweat.

  44. Douchebag. Period.

  45. “Just one stupid cookie-cutter shape that all of humanity is expected to squeeze into.”

    Seems an apt metaphor for pretty much everything done by governments.

  46. “Is she even listening to herself?”

    She’s probably a tad bit lightheaded from hunger.

  47. highnumber: I just start typing and these things happen.

  48. what high# said.

    Brilliant work, Timothy! You win the “Golden Stevo” award for the day!

    Lol media!!!

  49. highnumber,

    It may be an issue of protesting too much. 😉

  50. You chase ‘chubbies’, jp? to each their own, i guess.

    Not literally, mind you.

  51. I’m certainly not going to discount her sway.

    Ain’t nuthin’ wrong with a big, beautiful girl.

  52. If you think Jordin Sparks is overweight, it’s because you don’t realize how horribly skinny every woman you usually see on TV is. Ever see anybody like Jennifer Aniston in person? She looks like you could break her with a flick of your wrist. But on tv, she looks fairly healthy. The people who even look skinny on tv look borderline dead in person. I guarantee that if you saw Jordin Sparks on the street, she wouldn’t look overweight.

  53. That Jordin girl is nowhere near obese. Not even in the same fucking ballpark as obese.

    What the hell does this MeMe woman want (I want an explanation for the two capital letters in her name.)? There are quite enough young girls starving themselves to attain the enticing look of a dried-out skeleton without this whisper-thin harpy insisting that they conform to whatever standard of human beauty exists in her head.

  54. mediageek,

    This was the best part:

    “I couldn’t believe the kind of crap she pulled,” Meyers said. “When she was doing a semester abroad in Spain, we were on the phone constantly, and I ran up this humongous phone bill talking about how I was going to come visit her over winter break. She was all like, ‘I can’t wait to be near you,’ and ‘I need to feel you close to me.’ Then, when I show up in Madrid, she meets me at the airport and says, ‘I’d like to introduce you to my boyfriend Carlos.’ I’m standing there thinking, ‘Well, Christ, man, who the fuck is Carlos?'”

  55. One thing not yet mentioned is how much heavier people look on television, in part because the norm is uber-thin. Maybe there’s something wrong with me, but Jordin *doesn’t* look overweight to me at all, and taking into consideration the above, she is almost certainly at a healthy weight.

    MeMe, on the other hand, is almost certainly not. And there are health risks associated with being underweight as well. It’s important to emphasize that these risks are all statistical, and information about what behaviors and states-of-body actually contribute to disease are constantly being refined. Increasingly it’s becoming obvious that you can’t judge the proverbial book by its cover.

    Even pretending for a moment that Jordin were overweight (or, in MeMe’s comical description, “obese”), the idea that by having any overweight persons sanctioned by the entertainment industry will fuel this “obesity crisis” is just laughable. As a teenager, the group for which Jordin will be a role model, you are much more likely to be substantially harmed by an eating disorder or the tremendous negative stigma associated with being overweight than you are by diabetes or heart disease.

  56. This is of interest to libertarians…why?

  57. I pretty surprised by how many people posting are anti-waif. I’d prefer a MeMe over any chick who’s more than 110 (maybe 115); that’s my limit – and the taller the better. Sorry to all you fatty sympathizers but the “Juicy” epidemic isn’t all that appealing to me. Fatties who think they’re hot will grow up to be obese and then ask for gov’t assistance with their “disease”. No thanks – I’ll take waif.

  58. I don’t give two shits about Jordin Sparks, but she is pretty damn beautiful. Someone needs to bend this Roth bitch over the rail until she bleeds out of her mouth. Ugly whore. Eat some burgers.

  59. Brian,

    Ahh, we’re all into playful kidding, etc., but really, that seems out of bounds.

  60. I pretty surprised by how many people posting are anti-waif. I’d prefer a MeMe over any chick who’s more than 110 (maybe 115); that’s my limit – and the taller the better.

    The proper ratio of muscle to body fat constitutes acceptable body composition, not some arbitrary ideal weight. And there is a difference between “petite” and “walking skeleton.”

  61. ed,

    Because nagging punditry eventually turns into law-making douchebaggery.

    An aside:

    “The camera puts on ten pounds!”

    “How many cameras are on you?!?”

  62. I dunno, MeMe is pretty good lookin’.

    No.

    You lose at women.

  63. Grotius,

    Leave “Brian” alone. She’ll be crying into a big tub of cookie-dough ice cream tonight, just like every other Friday night.

  64. “I dunno, MeMe is pretty good lookin’.”

    A great one, as is this.

  65. Oh really, Bob… What exactly is the “proper ratio”. Is that not arbitrary? Have you ever looked at a BMI scale – it’s completely arbitrary.

  66. I love her assertion that “she’ll drop 40 pounds because her handlers will make her.”

    Suggestion. Type in “Kelly Clarkson Overweight” in to google and see what pops up.

    Meme’s a dumb skank.

  67. nagging punditry eventually turns into law-making douchebaggery

    That theory is greatly exaggerated here. But posts like this one do fill time and space. As an aside, how many visitors would H&R get if they couldn’t comment? This place is less about libertarianism and more about wasting time arguing with strangers and trying to be funny (and I admit my guilt on both counts, to my shame.)

  68. Guys, come on. Jordin Sparks is fat. Not obese, but fat.

    I am certainly not joining into Meme’s judgments about how we should regard her because she’s fat, but she’s fat.

    And yes, the camera adds some weight. But I can take out my high school yearbook and tell you that, camera-vs.-camera, Jordin Sparks would have been a fat girl in my class.

    That’s many years ago now, and the average teenage female seems much fatter now than when I was a lad, so many to some 20-something’s Jordin Sparks doesn’t look fat. But trust me. She’s fat.

  69. “I’d prefer a MeMe over any chick who’s more than 110 (maybe 115); that’s my limit – and the taller the better”

    So, how much luck are you having, dating only women who are under 110 and over 5’8″? That’s what, half of 1 percent of the female population?

  70. “This place is less about libertarianism and more about wasting time arguing with strangers and trying to be funny”

    Hey everyone, let’s welcome Ed to his first day on the internet.

    Welcome!

  71. ed,
    maybe because libertarians are human beings, and when someone is being a professional bitch, there is a natural negative reaction. Also, what is life but wasting time arguing with strangers and trying to be funny?

  72. No kidding, dvb.

  73. Fuck Roth or Fuck Jordon??

    I think i’d fuck Jordon…and I generally prefer white chicks.

  74. Ed-
    Exactly. That’s why we get the print edition. To argue with ourselves over it.

  75. What a silly lady. She says that an overweight American Idol sends the wrong message, yet that Hollywood redcarpets and the fashion magazines all depict skinny women as the beauty standard. MeMe needs to decide if media images have an influence or not.

  76. This is of interest to libertarians…why?

    Cuz the left wants to use the government to dictate what we eat, when we eat and how much we eat…much of this is predicated on the communal costs of health care.

  77. “Cuz the left wants to use the government to dictate what we eat, when we eat and how much we eat”

    Uh huh, “the left.”

    Think I can get Mike Huckabee to sign my tie-dyed fat pants?

  78. ed,

    That theory is greatly exaggerated here.

    I hereby cite cigarettes, trans fats, alcohol prohibition, and the FCC as proof nagging punditry leads to nanny law-making.

    As for the MeMe / Jordin debate… neither. Jordin looks like she smells of sweat and bubble gum, and I’ll bet you my libertarian decoder ring that MeMe chain-smokes when no cameras are around.*

    *Annoying ex-smoker who can’t stand to be around it now.

  79. really? i didn’t know this came from ‘the left’. not that i endorse ‘the left’, or ‘the right’, for that matter, but this came from some ignorant, attention-seeking bitch, not from ‘the left’.

  80. Jordin is beautiful. I watched the damn boring show mostly bcse she’s some serious jail-bait.

    This MeMe character looks diseased to me. Sorry, but the stick schtick leaves me cold.

    And let’s be honest here: the BMI is a waste. It not only doesn’t take into account gender, it it also does not consider race: which does have an impact, not only on predilections, but the risks some added weight may, or may not have.

    It also does not take into account having a former NFL Pro (Giants, Cowboys) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillippi_Sparks as your father as one more reason for your frame (but likely healthy genes)

  81. Ed – Why? Radley, elsewhere, says it well:

    “Actually, let me elaborate just a little bit. The celebrity BMI productions are fun, but there’s an important point here too. When a reporter, a television anchor, a government official starts citing these obscene percent obese statistics people notice. In the last few years, these numbers have been cited thousands of times and invariably they are called by calls for action and almost always government action. In a special last December, ABC news anchor, Peter Jennings, likened fatty foods to tobacco and pled, “when will government get involved?” Activists and politicians have cited these numbers to call for restrictions on the marketing of high calorie foods, fat taxes on high calorie foods and various other measures aimed at restricting consumer choice. And, actually, here in Canada, the liberal party, last year, proposed an 8 percent tax on restaurant meals under $4.00. Apparently trying to go after the fast food industry.”

    hier

  82. Think I can get Mike Huckabee to sign my tie-dyed fat pants?

    Oh, how I wish Huckabee had remained a fat load. I knew as soon as I saw that article in Men’s Health’s Belly Off Club, that this was going to be a bad deal. Now he’s like a former smoker/alcoholic or born again christian who won’t shut up about their new found way of life.

  83. Well, Meredith A. C. Roth, aka MeMe Roth, aka Meredith C. Roth of Millgurn, NJ, has been spouting shallow bullshit for a while. See this “article” from 2003 by the self-styled “Executive Publicist & Image Architect”:

    ” If you’re Ms. Advertising Exec, and you expect clients to shell out a big chunk of their budgets to YOU…you better not show up with an image that screams…

    * ladies auxiliary;
    * more interested in getting ahead of the buffet line than getting ahead of trends in the industry; and
    * never done business above the Mason-Dixon line.

    This is especially true if Ms. Ad Exec is conducting business outside of Atlanta, where the local “twang” carries its own challenges…

    Think This Couldn’t Possibly Be You?
    I specialize in the kind of advice no one thinks he needs, no one wants to hear and just about no one wants to GIVE. It’s too risky and too awkward. Yet everyone I’ve ever asked has fessed-up to at least one instance of not hiring someone or deciding to “pass” on a candidate who was perfectly competent, but lacking in “image.” Imagine the opportunity cost for all of these “passed over” professionals. And I bet they have no idea what really cost them the position.”

    Yeah, I want this lady giving advice to my kids on their self-image…

  84. Not to say that i would not fuck Meme at all…I would…in fact givin the choice I would fuck em both, Meme and Jordan, at the same time.

  85. Very classy, Joshua.

  86. “I specialize in the kind of advice no one thinks he needs, no one wants to hear and just about no one wants to GIVE.”

    So, she’s basically been able to spin “condescending, mean-spirited jerk” into a paying career.

  87. joshua–We have GOT to get you laid.

    Buck up, lad, and start using the “global warming” line on chicks.

  88. I had never heard of MeMe Roth before. I searched the Wikipedia for her, it asked me if I meant banshee

    Seriously, try it yourself.

  89. OMG! What a brainless bitch nazi. I stopped getting the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition years ago, when all the girls started looking like the cryptkeeper. I’ve been happy to see that trend starting to reverse itself. I think women look so much better (and healthier!) with a little meat on their bones. Jorden totally looks great. I’m glad the insecure assholes still have a group to pick on where it’s not considered politically incorrect to do so. Fat, it’s the new black.

  90. givin the choice I would fuck em both, Meme and Jordan, at the same time.

    Of course I cannot prove this, yet I suspect that’s a choice you won’t be given.

  91. So, how much luck are you having, dating only women who are under 110 and over 5’8″? That’s what, half of 1 percent of the female population?

    I live in NYC so I’m doing fine, thanks. Btw, I think what I think is beautiful is less than half of 1 percent – you’re too kind!

  92. Could Jordin lose a couple of lbs? Sure. Is she “fat”? No. I do agree with this “MeMe” person that Jordin will probably start working out, get a personal trainer etc., now that she’s got a career going. Image is important in her new line of work. I’m kinda surprised she’s on the heavy side, actually, given that her father was a pro football player. BTW, it’s probably not proper to say of a 17-year-old, but I think that Jordin is plenty attractive as is, and I certainly prefer women who look like, well, women. Women who look like boys? Not so much.

    As for MeMe, she gives off a bit of that same manic weirdness that Ann Coulter has had since she turned into skin and bones. They say that anorexics do get a bit of a ‘buzz’ off of their hunger. Of course, MeMe doesn’t look nearly so drawn and scary as Coulter.

  93. “Well, we know that American Idol isn’t all about talent, Neil…”

    An anorexic with a penchant for Anglo-Saxon understatement. I think I’m in love, actually….

  94. If less than half of 1 percent is beautiful, then how are all these people getting together?

  95. New evidence is that skinny people can be just as or more at risk for heart disease, if they have fat deposits around certain vital organs. So it’s not a question of how much fat you have, rather where the fat resides.

  96. In related news, the MPAA is now demanding an R rating for any movie depicting anyone overweight in a positive light (not that that happens a lot in shallowwood anyways). An R rating will also be given if a character is shown to be “enjoying” eating food. The new ratings will surely apply to John Candy, Jackie Gleason, Rodney Dangerfield, and Abott and Costello films. Those guys were really happy and funny. I wonder what their secret was. Maybe it was that they didn’t starve themselves into being angry nazis worried that other people might be enjoying life.

  97. Think I can get Mike Huckabee to sign my tie-dyed fat pants?

    Between joe & Timothy, my weekend’s ruined.

  98. Will Chris Farley be digitally scrubbed from the film archives?

  99. Chris Farley rocked

  100. I am here to help, highnumber. For the children.

  101. AlmightyJB wins the thread !

  102. 10 years ago when I, as an activist against the Anti-tobacco Industry, warned that the “fatties” were the next target, I was chided by folks who assured me that because obesity was a personal choice and “second hand smoke” was a public health issue, there was no danger of the same type of vilification smokers suffer. Guess again! Hell they even Trademark it Secondhand Obesity? here: http://www.actionagainstobesity.com/NationalActionAgainstObesity/National%20Action%20Against%20Obesity.html

  103. . . . and anyone named “MeMe” should be sterilized, along with her cruel, cruel parents.

  104. As I stated in a post on the previous thread about MeMe, what we need to do is help MeMe with her attention addiction by ignoring her. Change the channel when she appears on a talk show, and, what’s more, call the station to tell them we are doing so. (If enough people call, they’ll stop inviting her on.)

    The best part of all of it is that MeMe will get to go through the classic symptoms of attention withdrawal-loss of self-esteem,a realization of one’s total lack of self-worth…

  105. MeMe might not look like a cow, but she is one.

  106. What a shameless, contemptible opportunist.

    Unlike everyone else who appears on the Fox Network…

  107. I just checked the BMI calculator — at 235 pounds and 6/2″, I’m “obese”. And if I dropped down to 195 pounds, I’d still be “overweight”. If I dropped 70 pounds, down to 165 pounds (where I’d look like a walking skeleton) I’d still be in the “normal” range. Never mind that I work out 6 days a week, and by most people’s standards I’m pretty fit looking — the nanny state folks think I’m way too fat.

    Tell ’em to shove it, Jordin. You’re a hottie.

  108. As I stated in a post on the previous thread about MeMe, what we need to do is help MeMe with her attention addiction by ignoring her. Change the channel when she appears on a talk show, and, what’s more, call the station to tell them we are doing so. (If enough people call, they’ll stop inviting her on.)

    Or do what I do and just stop watching the “news” altogether.

    But don’t call if you do watch. Think about it for another 3 seconds: if you’re a producer, who are you going to invite on a program? Someone who will induce yawns in the viewers or someone that motivates them to call and validate that “yes, I am watching your show.”

    Boycott ’em all!

  109. She sounds like that bitchy etiquette teacher from Bullshit!, if anyone remembers that. Also, as a blonde WASP (by the looks of it), she is probably naturally thin and small-boned. She seems unable to understand why other people don’t look like her.

  110. Is it possible that our gal MeMe is actually a performance artist portraying and over-the-top health scold/publicity whore in an effort to show just how easy it is to issue a press release and get invited onto a cable news show as a freak with a ridiculous opinion? I ask this in all sincerity.

  111. Whoa, Radley. Why such hostility?

  112. WRT the Onion article that mediageek linked to at 12:29 p.m.

    This was the best part:

    “I couldn’t believe the kind of crap she pulled,” Meyers said. “When she was doing a semester abroad in Spain, we were on the phone constantly, and I ran up this humongous phone bill talking about how I was going to come visit her over winter break. She was all like, ‘I can’t wait to be near you,’ and ‘I need to feel you close to me.’ Then, when I show up in Madrid, she meets me at the airport and says, ‘I’d like to introduce you to my boyfriend Carlos.’ I’m standing there thinking, ‘Well, Christ, man, who the fuck is Carlos?'”

    Hey, that ain’t funny! I have lived that. Only for “Spain” substitute “Minnesota.”

  113. because kids want to look like whoever the American Idol of the moment is.

    Thank GAWD Clay Aiken didn’t win. I couldn’t bear the thought of my son wanting to look like him.

  114. So, she’s basically been able to spin “condescending, mean-spirited jerk” into a paying career.

    Capitalism, gotta love it!

  115. Is it possible that our gal MeMe is actually a performance artist portraying and over-the-top health scold/publicity whore in an effort to show just how easy it is to issue a press release and get invited onto a cable news show as a freak with a ridiculous opinion?

    I’d only believe that if her next subject is hair styles of the 70s.

  116. In before sexism.

    Oh wait…

  117. jennifer, the last visit to my doctor (two weeks ago), the bmi charts had separate columns for male and female. i note with amusement that according to the male chart, jerry rice is fat. uh yeah, sure.

    bhh, sorry, good try, but the correct answer was “clifford brown.” the judges would have also accepted “louis armstrong.”

  118. Chris Farley is still around, but he changed his name to Kevin. He was on Red Eye.

  119. “Nowadays the unrulyness of the female body is tamed and disciplined into Foucauldian docility in gyms where “excess” fat needs to be weight-lifted and starved, or in a surgeon’s office sucked away until women look like ‘boys with breasts'[s particular figure of speech is from the satirical novel A Man in Full (1998) by the American author Tom Wolfe]. In other words, the ideal female body is masculine.”

    http://www.women.it/cyberarchive/files/valenius.htm#_ftn8

  120. Hey, that ain’t funny! I have lived that. Only for “Spain” substitute “Minnesota.”

    No, no. It was Denver.

  121. Meme Roth is considered to be insane, her methods unsound.

  122. What do Meme Roth and a tampon have in common?

    They’re white, and they’re stuck up c_nts.

    Thick Chicks Rule!

  123. All right fat folks you are the majority, and you are tyrannizing the rest of us. But you can’t live in denial forever, your knees, heart and pancrease don’t hear you “fat” genetics as an excuse

    Everyone knows the BMI scale is a crock, but it doesn’t mean that we don’t have an obesity epidemic in this country.

    You hate MeMe, cause she is thin and she is reminding you of the truth. Its hard to do deal with the reality that your overweight and IT IS YOUR FAULT.

  124. Chris,

    Indeed it is fat people’s fault, it is also their choice. Trying to legislate the problem away (and face it, that’s what the MeMes of this world want) is a no-no … and why this post is on this blog.

  125. Where are these Roth-Coulter being made (cause no one would want to admit being *their* parents and ya know, actually conceiving them)?

    Does Rupert have some sort of bioengineering cloning project going on somewhere?

    If these sci-fi scenarios don’t exist, the only explanation for this woman’s buggery would be that she was a.) naturally overweight as a child, b.)told by her parents she was fat – constantly, c.) cast off into this mortal plane by her father/creator Lucifer as the second horseman of the apocalypse, d.) she’s a neo-neo-Nazi. Blonde, blue eyed, looking to rid the world of people who don’t look like her…it’s so obvious.

    I personally like to believe that Rupert’s got a cloning gig going on…that would explain why almost all her appearances are on Fox News. How sad, I think I’d hate myself too if that was the only work I could get.

    http://www.actionagainstobesity.com/NationalActionAgainstObesity/MeMe%20Roth%20Appearances.html

  126. You hate MeMe, cause she is thin and she is reminding you of the truth.

    I’m thinner than she is and I hate her because she’s a self-righteous piece of shit control freak who pretends that publicly belittling a teenager’s appearance is a sign of moral superiority.

  127. pancrease: n. a drain, incised by federal mandate in all cookware, to capture and discharge excess oil.

  128. At least we know that MeMe is about three pounds lighter than the average person her size, due to her missing brain!

    Seriously, don’t you think that an uptight cow like MeMe is a much more likely heart-attack risk than sweet Jordin?

  129. MeMe reminds me of my first wife. No, that’s not a good thing…

  130. I’m thinner than she is and I hate her because she’s a self-righteous piece of shit control freak who pretends that publicly belittling a teenager’s appearance is a sign of moral superiority.

    or she’s figured out a great way to get tons of free publicity, some nice paychecks, and to get everyone talking about her. the name should be the tipoff.

  131. M — Man, you cracked me UP!

  132. I hope that Ms Meme reads this, you are an arrogant SOB. How dare you insult a young 17 yr. old like that. Did you know her dad was a football player and she probably is bigger because of genetics. You are an ugly, disgusting piece of crap with your fake blonde hair and your retarded glasses. You ought to be ashamed at yourself, what a jerk you really are.

  133. Jeeze Radley,

    Bad enough you guys post shit to drag lefties and truthers in here, but now we get American Idol fans?

    Kelly, you are a fat bitch like your idol.You will never get a man-at least not one with a job- and you can never hope to be as good looking, happy and successful as the lovely MeMe. She should be your idol and maybe you won’t grow up to be a big fat LOSER. Stop watching so much TV, get out and exercise and if you must stuff all that junk food have the decency to throw it all up afterward.

  134. So I guess if your not small! You should have to stay in bed everyday, instead of enjoying life as a tall young woman who has soar to new hights! I think Meme is the reason more young woman of today face issues with thier health! She is a small, thin and green eyed monster over real a real star! Someone who has to lash out at a teenager who has reached a goal that Meme will never ever reach! Jordan is and will be a bigger star! Meme on the other hand will be still a sad want-to-be!

  135. Two words:

    Aretha FREAKIN’ Franklin.

    Yeah. Big girls never make it in the music industry…

  136. Meme Roth? Where’s the outgrabe?

  137. What I got out of this insane woman’s rant is that because Jordin is ever so slightly overweight she has nothing of value to offer the music industry or that she should be punished because she isn’t a good role model for america’s youth, being obese and all (I think she looks great). I’m a mother and I would much rather one of my children follow after Jordin’s foot steps and reach for their goal than to sit back and be judgemental about such superficial things like Meme. I don’t think it’s the entertainment industries responsibility to teach morals and values to our children anyway. I do however think it’s refreshing when I see a movie with people who aren’t perfect looking because it represents a real sampling of America.

  138. BMI is not only bogus and unisex, it is based on a population sample that isn’t representative – blacks and asians should have separate scales. It does a very lousy job predicting body fat percentage, the gold standard of “obesity”. Thus our darkening society is “obese” when they are really mostly “not white”.

    So now I’m waiting for Me!Me!s special report on Childhood Obesity Epidemic in Darfur. Some highlights: “those fat little pigs eat more than I do” and “just look at them – they’re skin is dark and they have such enormously fat bellies. What are their mothers feeding them? It’s disgusting – need I say more?”

  139. Meme Roth is a good example as to why women are women’s worst enemies. When we brought women into the mainstream after women’s liberation, it caused a myriad of problems for them because of the Queen Bee syndrome.

    High school girls have treated boys like this for ages; now I guess women can experience their white supremacist contempt as well!!

  140. When MeMe becomes a doctor, she is more than welcome to look around and see heart disease, diabetes, and whatever other maladies she pleases. For now, when her only qualification is spearheading an organization she created to generate publicity, she needs to tone down her tirades.

  141. When I look a Meme Roth, I see a pile of crap.

  142. What an irresponsible message! It is possible for small-framed people to have diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol. It is also possible for larger people to be free of those conditions. In fact, those diseases are not diagnosed by “vision(s)”. Doctors actually run tests and do physical exams. MeMe needs to get her facts straight and put out a message that informs rather than destroys.

  143. Meme Roth clearly has some type of psychological disorder. She is an outright bigot. How can you issue an opinion on a person’s medical condition by looking at them. Resist the Cult of the emaciated!

    The Angry Belly, TheAngryBelly.com

  144. This whole thing makes me so sick. MeMe needs to sincerely go see someone about body dismorfic (sp) disorder because she has one.

    I’m 5’9″ and when I was in high school I wore a size 11 in Juniors and right after high school and even by my senior year I wore a 13. That is equivalent to a misses size 12. My RIBS showed. I had stick skinny legs and tiny arms. I have a medium frame. Most thought I wore a size 3 because I was so skinny. I used to laugh.

    People can’t be judged by their weight because not all females have the teeny bone structure that most of these models and actresses seem to have.

    I was so sick about having gained weight later in life that I became anorexic. I was twenty pounds underweight and I still wore a size EIGHT.

    So, MeMe, SHUT UP! You don’t any info on what you are even talking about. You have no clue about BMI and body frames. Nothing.

  145. Yo MeMe! You have nothing against Jordin Sparks! I bet you she’s healthier than you by a ton! She play softball, baseball, basketball…. and you, judging by your bony ass %$#@! So zip it!

  146. Meme Roth is such a bitch! Jordin is not obese. She may be a little overweight but defiantly not obese. Jordin is gorgeous and Meme looks like a constipated hag. I am so sick of people thinking you have to wear size 0 to be beautiful. There’s a huge difference between someone who is a little overweight and someone who weighs 800 lbs. Jordin is probably way healthier than Meme’s anorexic ass.

  147. Jordin Sparks is 17 and when she develops an eating disorder and starts to disappear, Meme can pat herself of the back.
    Jordin is right now, “America’s Sweetheart” and Meme is “America’s Biggest Bitch.”

  148. Wow. I thought fat people were jolly.

  149. WHY! WHY! WHY! WHY!
    How in the hell and who does she think she is.
    Me myself I am thin but I don;t go around and make comment about others sizes, I have big and small people in my family. I don’t want them to lose weight. I encourage them all to eat better, and thats all I don’t judge.
    THIS BIMBO SHOULD NOT BE COMING OUT OF HER MOUTH TALKING SMACK ABOUT A RANDOM PERSON! THATS FOR HER AND HER FAMILY TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT!
    If they like it, I love it!

  150. Jordin is healthy and beautiful. It is people like Meme Roth that cause young girls to obsess over their looks and become anorexic, ruin their health and in some cases die. Jordin should be praised,not ridiculed. She is an inspiration to young girls. Super skinny is not a prerequisite to achieving your dreams!

  151. Check the stats. Death and disease as a result of anorexia, while tragic, are extremely rare. By comparison Metabolic Syndrome affects roughly a quarter of Americans and that number is steadily growing.

    People look at anorexic women and see mental disorders. But the obese women of our culture are FAR FAR more mentally FUCKED up (and if you don’t believe me, become really really close friends with some of them to the point that they’ll talk openly about weight with you).

    Anorexia isn’t even close as as big a problem as obesity in this country. Meme is right.

  152. okay people, one name: REUBEN STUDDARD

    what the in the name of God. damn you all for your DOUBLE STANDARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn’t see that fucking MeMe on when he was the winner. And he *is* obese. Shit, and they said this all about miss clarkson, too.

    fuck off WASPs!

  153. Meme,

    Perhaps because your brain is desperate for some carbohydrate fuel, you have your shows mixed up! Jordin Sparks wasn’t on the BIGGEST LOSER for weight loss, she won American Idol because the girl can sing!

    Speaking of the BIGGEST LOSER,that’s YOU because do you have any idea how freakin stupid you look attacking this platform! If you want to make a difference get your ass out to the school cafeterias and do something that matters–that’s where you belong–not criticizing a young woman who won a singing contest!

    BTW, any chance you’re related to that obnoxious CUNT Ann Coulter?

  154. She has confused health with perfection and obsession. She’s insane. If I had kids I would no sooner let them any where near her than I would take them to Burger King for lunch every day.

    Here’s my letter to her

    I don’t watch American Idol unless I’m being held captive at an airline gate or waiting in a long line at the grocery store (where I of course will have avoided the central aisles and shopped only along the vegetable, fruit and whole grain laden periphery). But I couldn’t avoid this latest tempest in the teapot of American pop culture involving your founder Ms. Roth and the recent winner of American Idol, Jordin Sparks.

    Meme Roth is of course correct in her estimation that Americans eat too much, surround themselves with easily accessible empty calories and are sedentary. But her vicious sand bagging of a young woman of color, has done your organization’s efforts to raise awareness of these problems and to correct them more harm than good, especially among communities of color where the hectoring attack on national television of a 17 year old talented girl of color by a skinny, white, mean spirited, blond, suburban drone named “Meme” will be dismissed as the delusional rant of an unfulfilled scold – to put not too fine a point on it. I don’t necessarily agree with every aspect of this assessment, but as someone who shares your concern about obesity and about the junk food industry’s stalking of young children, I assure you that is how she came off. By any reasonable, informed estimation unbiased by prejudice for bone thinness as the feminine ideal, Jordin Sparks is not obese or fat as Ms. Roth clearly implied. As a self appointed nutrition expert –forgive me but I’m unaware of any academic or professional credentials that vouch for Ms. Roth’s expertise — she should be familiar with the developing consensus that some people will never drop below a certain weight unless they starve themselves.

    One is left to wonder whether Ms. Roth is completely unaware of the other food-related epidemic that grips American culture, as thousands of once happy, assertive girls grow into neurotic, anorexic and bulimic young women starving themselves to perfection and causing their families anguish and panic. One is also left to wonder whether Ms. Roth has chosen to exorcise her own food demons not just on the backs of the dangerously obese, but on the lives of healthy women and girls who have chosen to eschew the obsessive pursuit of rail thin waifishness and compulsive exercise that perhaps Ms. Roth has adopted in favor of the normal development of breasts, hips, thighs and buttocks. Perhaps she is resentful of women who have, despite the best efforts of fashion advertising, managed to avoid an aversion to their own bodies. And if Ms. Roth finds my speculation, and, no doubt, the unkind speculation that countless other people are making about her, about her personal life and her mental health (or lack thereof) intrusive or offensive, perhaps she will come to understand the limits of her armchair medical practice, will give us a break from her self aggrandizing tedium, and return to doing something that has even a meager chance of convincing people to eat a wide variety of healthy foods and exercise regularly. We can only hope.

  155. What the shit is everyone so riled up about? Jordin Sparks is midly obese…that is not to say she is not a beautiful girl or sexy in her own right. But it is what it is. Being overweight causes health problems down the road and I would go far as to say that Ms. Sparks is not exactly the paradigm of a healthy individual. As for the anorexia comments, ideal weight should be acheived through healthy eating and exercise…not through portion control of foods that are BAD for you. Eating disorders have nothing to do with it Ms. Roth’s message. I think everyone would agree that diets (Atkins, South Bitch, etc.) are the path to destruction, as are overly skinny women like Courtney Cox and Kate Moss in the media. If people ate right to begin with and avoided McDonalds on a regular basis, they would not have to resort to fad diets or eating disorders to solve their woes.

  156. Meredith A.C. Roth is no more than a talking head. Nothing she says carries weight because she has no substance with which to support it. The woman apparently has a degree in journalism from some place in Georgia, for crying out loud. She’s simply a mean, nasty person masquerading her bigotry as concern for children.

  157. And by the way the fact that Jordin Sparks is African American has nothing to do with it. It’s probably more so that she is a woman that is upsetting. How could Roth not call out Ruben Studard or Chris Slay (or whatever the hell that ridiculous looking white guy with the dog fro hair and EMO glasses’s name was) when they were in the spotlight? That to me is more suspicious…cuz a shit ton of men are obese too.

  158. Did I mention that if somebody is calling the police on you because you are interfering with a social event based on your conviction that chocolate syrup is evil you are evidencing psychotic features and need help?

  159. Hi everyone. I am a self-hating fatty and MeMe has made me realize that I need to switch from french fries and Coke to water and carrot sticks from now on! Hmmmmmm…french fries…

  160. Can I order a side of extra large feminist “be content with your fatness” bullshit with that?

  161. What I personally love is when you go to her crazy ass website, they want you to BOYCOTT Girl Scout cookies and Redbook magazine. So, they advocate portion control and eating sensibly but I can’t have a damn cookie?? And you want me to boycott a magazine that puts it’s own employees in there as models, no matter their size? Wow, that sounds really supportive of women and little girls.

    And I agree with TR9. How come she hasn’t said anything about the obese men? Because she’s just a grown up version of the popular high school bitch who could only make herself feel good by putting others down. The more I think about it the madder I get.

  162. Meme Roth’s “solution” to the obesity problem is universal anorexia. The nags have been telling us all to eat less and move more, but it just does not work. I once lost a bunch of weight, but at some point I got so unbearably hungry that I “fell off the wagon” and gave it up. The ONLY way to keep it off is self-starvation, pure and simple.

    It can easally be said with the 95 percent of dieters regaining the weight (plus interest) is to embark on a diet entails a 5 percent risk of becoming anorexic! Like this Meme Roth! Short of running marathons, you’ll NEVER get the weight off without the DIY famine component. (and even then the running might not work!) I saw her on Nightline and she bragged that she would eat 1700 calories/day and run the 4 miles. If she didn’t run, she’d have to eat only 1300 calories to avoid gaining weight. Expecting people to live in a permanent famine mode is quite unrealistic.

    If she wants to actually key the paint on the problem, she and the rest of the nags would nag the medical researchers to find a safe and effective way to quell the sensation of hunger. Nothing less will do any good.

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