Jezebel.com Starts Online Petition to Save "Huge"
Thu, 07 Oct 2010 09:09:59
Jezebel.com has started an online petition to save the weight-loss drama Huge, which was cancelled earlier this week by ABC Family after one season.
Jezebel.com's Dodai Stewart argues that there are too few TV shows that feature overweight characters, and on the shows where fat characters do exist, they are typically treated as the butt of the joke. "Huge was different, of course, because although the show was about teenagers at a weight-loss camp, weight loss was actually just a fraction of the issues the kids (and adults) were dealing with," the petition reads. "The characters juggled dilemmas relating to crushes, self-confidence, popularity, rumors, toxic friendships, sexual urges, family drama, jealousy, embarrassment, sexual orientation, creativity, lying, cheating, rebellion, body odor, nerdiness and body image. In other words, it reminded us that fat people are people. Humans."
Will you sign the petition to try and save Huge?