Jillian is really pushing the contestants to dig deep this season.
Actually, you want to abuse fat people because it’s good TV.
The Biggest Loser isn’t “healthy.” It’s a staged horror show.
You brainwash your contestants into thinking they’re “so lucky” to be there. That they should be grateful to be forced to work out while severely injured, and if they complain to working out with bad knees and torn muscles, even if their doctor is saying, ‘she shouldn’t work out,’ you’ll edit footage to make it look like the contestant’s just a ‘lazy fatty who doesn’t want to do what’s best for her.’
You profit on the fat hate and discrimination that already exists in the culture, and you work to perpetuate that. As long as you keep viewers believing that fat people are lazy, broken, and stupid, you can frame yourself as the good guy who’s reforming them away from their ‘bad behaviors.’
You put your contestants in mortal danger for ratings, and when they or their doctors try to do what they need to do to protect their LIVES, you edit the footage to make them look like they’re rejecting this grand ‘gift of health’ that you’re offering them.
In 100 years (hopefully sooner) humanity will look back on the Biggest Loser as the barbaric torture-game it is. Your producers should be in jail. No one can sign their bodily autonomy away. All it takes is a few contestants who are willing to speak out, and you’re going to get a huge cultural lashback. You can’t plug that many leaks. And just wait until your trainers and ‘program’ put someone into cardiac arrest. How are you going to spin that? Are you going to blame it on that person — “Oh, we tried to save them, but we were too late, all those years of obesity finally killed them!”
You immoral fucks at NBC — producers and trainers participating in this torture scam — are the subhumans. Not fat people.