Janet Jackson was on Larry King Live last night and Larry would just not leave her alone about that chunk of time when she was mysteriously fat about two years ago. But Janet has notoriously yo-yoed with her weight since she was a teenager, and she told Larry that she's actually writing a book all about her journey of accepting her body and being happy with herself. But Larry wouldn't let it drop there. Oh no! He wanted to hear about the specific foods she binged on, and then grilled her on the nicknames she earned as a kid, referring to her weight. Clip above.
I'm on Larry's side. I thought he was trying to get her to admit her struggle just like people tried to get Star Jones to do.
Janet had an opportunity to be honest to her fans and the public about weight issues rather than just acting like she's fit all the time or just, you know, had to just eat a bit better to get healthy.
This just reinforces the idea that all women are made like this and put pressure on the very young women who look up to her.