"I'm feeling good," Jennifer Hudson sings in the new Weight Watchers commercials, which seem to come on every five seconds or so. But the truth is, she felt good before she lost weight, too. Hudson was on Ellen on Wednesday, and said she was "very comfortable" with herself before losing weight. "It wasn't that I couldn't do it," she explained.
"I just didn't see anything wrong [with my body] — and I still don't. I liked who I was then, and I like who I am now."
Naturally, Jennifer Hudson is allowed to feel however she pleases, but as a Weight Watchers spokesperson, her message keeps getting muddled. In commercials that ran in the fall, Jennifer's line was, "Before Weight Watchers, my whole life was Can't." Since she had already earned fans as a finalist on American Idol, won a Grammy, appeared in two major motion pictures, won a SAG award, an NAACP Image Award, a Golden Globe, and a damn Oscar, the "can't" stuff was absurd. Weight Watchers tweaked their ads, and now Hudson triumphantly sings of a "new life." Wasn't her "old" — fat — life also worth singing about?