People from all walks of life are gushing about the performance put on by Brendan Fraser in “The Whale,” which not only signals Fraser’s triumphant return to the big spotlight in Hollywood but is a complete and total revelation as to his acting skill.
To be sure, Fraser deserves the award, but there are people out there who think he shouldn’t have it as Fraser got in the way of the left’s favorite excuse for ruining art; representation.
As first reported by YouTuber “Drunk3P0”, this includes the Dove soap company, which has gotten on its soapbox as of late and seems more concerned with making socio-political statements than focusing on its product. When a pink-haired “they/them” spoke out against “The Whale” for winning best hair and makeup, Dove couldn’t help but chime in and agree as well.
“So disappointing that The Whale won the Oscar for best hair and makeup,” tweeted Twitter user KB Heylen. “Fat suits are harmful – they are not your opportunity to win awards. Our identity is not your costume. Cast fat actors to play fat characters.”
This was accompanied by hashtags that included “#fatphobia.”
Dove responded with a full agreement.
“Stop giving fat suits awards!” responded Dove. “We want better representation in Hollywood.”
Stop giving fat suits awards ‼️ We want better representation in Hollywood. #LetsChangeBeauty
— Dove (@Dove) March 13, 2023
The ratio Dove is currently receiving is monumental, but rightfully so.
The focus for an Oscar doesn’t boil down to identity, or at least, it shouldn’t. The point of an Oscar is to reward excellence in the craft. Fraser did a mindblowing job acting as a morbidly obese fat man who is doing everything he can to reconnect with his estranged daughter. His portrayal as a man who struggles with his health and how his obesity keeps him secluded and isolated is a heavy (no pun intended) role to play. His passion and desperation shine through, and all of it is done through a fat suit that looks so seamless that the people who put him in it deserve applause for making it look so realistic.
Merit won those Oscars, not politics, as it should be.
But Dove is stepping on two landmines here. Not only are they suggesting that identity should have taken a front seat and talent and skill taken a step back into the shadows, but they’re also suggesting the highly destructive idea that being morbidly obese is okay.
Heart disease is America’s number one killer and the number cause is obesity and an unhealthy lifestyle. Obesity ruins lives and reduces life expectancy by years. The “healthy at any weight” slogan tossed around by modern feminism is a lie.
While many people in America are obese due to our diet and our culture, being overweight is not something to be celebrated. This may make quite a few people angry, but the truth is that being overweight is far more dangerous than being a habitual smoker according to statistics.
What Dove is doing is wrong on so many levels, but they’re doing it all from a position of body positivity and social justice.
It’s a soap company. It should sell soap, but if it wants to sell un-health and politics then fine. I’ll just avoid their soap.
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