The Biggest Loser – Continues To Get Flack
The Biggest Loser is getting the usual criticism this season, that it is bullying and the practices they use do not lead to healthy sustainable weight loss.
Even Today Tonight are having a go, but were they going a bit far to bleep out a word from Michelle Bridges to make it look like she swore at a contstant. TV Tonight writes a very amusing article about the segment titled Pussy Street Scrap Ten Accuses Seven Of Misleading Viewers.
The Age got into The Biggest Loser action with this article a few days ago which actually made me wonder if the expert had actually watched the show. Dr Vivienne Lewis thinks they should be working on their self esteem, and that “It’s not what size you are that’s important, but how healthy your organs and brain are,” she said following the first elimination episode of The Biggest Loser: The Next Generation.
I suspect most of these contestants enter the house with poor health low self esteem.
Interesting that not one of the articles has asked former contestants how they felt about being on the show and the effect it had on them. It would be interesting to survey former contestants to get their thoughts on the show. I suspect it would be a mix of positive and negative responses.
The Biggest Loser: The Next Generation on Sunday to Tuesday on TEN at 7.30pm.