Female singers like Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga can’t seem to win with the brutal fat-shaming media. Once pop superstars show a little weight gain, they are brutally made fun of. This happened to Lady Gaga several times and has just happened to Mariah Carey.
On Wednesday morning, Radar Online ran a title that screamed, “Mariah Carey Weight Gain — Singer Gorging On Pizza, Ice Cream After Divorce.” They quoted a so-called insider who talked to In Touch Weekly about Mariah Carey‘s hard times.
“When Mariah’s going through a difficult time, you can usually find her at a restaurant or in the kitchen. It’s nothing new. All of her weight fluctuations over the years correlate with breakups.”
About a year ago, the site, Jezebel, fat-shamed Mariah Carey as well, by publishing alleged unretouched photos of the pop queen from Wonderland magazine. They couldn’t help but take shots at Mariah, but mostly criticized her photographer, Terry Richardson.
“Terry Richardson shot Mariah Carey for Wonderland magazine’s summer issue and, according to the unretouched images obtained exclusively by Jezebel, it would seem that Uncle Terry’s point-and-shoot-built-in-flash style isn’t flattering enough for publication… Perhaps what’s most striking about these images is how much color correction is used, almost like everything in the frame needed to be painted back to life.”
After Jezebel published the photos, many fans thought that the unretouched photos were made to look worse just so the website could shame Mariah and get page hits. It seems like the media likes to gang up on Mariah Carey. Recently, the New York Post created a false story about Mariah Carey recording another Christmas album, in which they had pretty nasty towards the star.
“For those who can’t think of anything worse for Christmas than another Mariah Carey song, you may be disappointed. Sources say the diva’s been asked by her new label to work on another yuletide release … For Epic Records, she’ll first release an album later this year of past hits to promote her Las Vegas residency. Next, her label wants a festive record.”
This ended up being denied by people on Mariah’s label. It is true that she is going to release a collection of her number one hits, along with some new songs, but none of those are said to be Christmas songs. Mariah Carey has already released two Christmas albums and the last one didn’t sell very well. Mariah Carey is obviously moving on to new things, so let’s hope the media can move on, as well.
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