okay am I the only one who finds a problem with this? I thought we were past the acting like people aren’t size zero or that size zeros aren’t people? obviously fat-shaming goes a lot deeper and more oppressive than thin-shaming but c’mon this is ellen. she should know better and her whole fucking basis of comedy and her show is not being mean and teasing anyone and accepting yourself.
Size zero — as far as I’m aware — only exists in America. Here, you might find a size four around, but usually you go down to a size six, and anything smaller than that is children’s sizes.
To me this is a terminology issue. There are people who aspire to this size zero, and why would you want to aspire to “nothing?” With a lead in like “It’s getting ridiculous, there is a size zero,” I’m taking this as her addressing the unhealthy level of weight loss achieved through anorexia and bulimia. Yes there are people who are naturally small, which is fine. But there are unhealthily underweight men and women out there too, some intentionally driving themselves towards this “nothing” size.
It’s a bit of a dodgy one for Ellen, I’ll admit. But I don’t see it as bullying of a weight range, rather pointing out a possibly questionable fashion institution.