"Biggest Celebrity Weight Gainers Of 2008 Announced"

A publicist working for a weight loss company contacted us to see if we wanted to join in on fat shaming the following five celebrities.

This is the time of year when the commercials for diets, gym memberships, and weight loss pills flood the airwaves, in an attempt at making couch potatoes feel bad enough about themselves to literally buy into their idea of a better life. The invention of DVR makes this a little more bearable, but emails like this one make us beyond angry, because instead of just attacking our own self esteem, they're trying to make us hate the fluctuating weight of others, in order to allow us to see that we should probably hate ourselves as well.

Hi Tracie,
Hope you had a good weekend, and Happy New Year! Please let me know if you'll be able to post the below-thought it might be of interest. I can also set up an interview with a Zone Delivery USA rep. Thanks!

Zone Delivery USA (www.zonedeliveryusa.com/), a premier meal delivery service provider, has announced this year's "Biggest Gainers of 2008". While stars around them were cutting back, these five celebs packed on the pounds:

1. Joaquin Phoenix

2. Mariah Carey

3. Oprah Winfrey

4. Matthew Perry

5. Jennifer Love Hewitt

Joaquin Phoenix "walked the line" from gorgeous Golden Globe winner to Hollywood dropout deadbeat, clinging on to the coattails of his A-list friends. Now that he's sworn-off acting, he's sworn-on his refrigerator. Mariah Carey is no longer every man's "fantasy". As a married woman, the average weight gain is 6 pounds a year; soon she'll be crushing Nick Cannon! The Queen of Talk Shows, Oprah Winfrey might be known for her grandiose audience giveaways, but looks like she's keeping all the food for herself. Has Matthew Perry eaten one of his "Friends"? He's kicked some bad habits, but may be replacing the butts for burgers. Party of Five? Jennifer Love Hewitt looked like she was eating for more than one when she was caught by the paparazzi over the summer in her teeny weenie bikini.

And there were pictures attached!

"Biggest Celebrity Weight Gainers Of 2008 Announced"

"Biggest Celebrity Weight Gainers Of 2008 Announced"

"Biggest Celebrity Weight Gainers Of 2008 Announced"

"Biggest Celebrity Weight Gainers Of 2008 Announced"

"Biggest Celebrity Weight Gainers Of 2008 Announced"

Also, 2008 was the year that Mariah Carey slimmed down - on the advice of Vogue's Andre Leon Talley - so we have a feeling that the "fat" picture of her isn't even recent. It would seem this company is heavy on the insults and light on the research.