What do you think about the new show by Fox called More to Love?
If you haven’t heard about it, Fox is saying that this show is for the average looking person… and by average, I guess they mean average sized or for people with a little cushion.
“The series, titled “More to Love,” is billed as the first “dating show for the rest of us,” throwing open its doors to overweight contestants.
“For six years it’s been skinny-minis and good-looking bachelors, and that’s not what the dating world looks like,” Fox president of alternative Mike Darnell said. “Why don’t real women — the women who watch these shows, for the most part — have a chance to find love too?”
The project has a similar format to “The Bachelor,” where a group of woman compete for a relationship with one man (producers describe him as a “Kevin James-type”). “More to Love” also marks the first time Darnell and Fleiss have teamed for a series in nine years. The duo’s previous dating show was the controversial and groundbreaking 2000 special “Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?” which set the format template for ABC’s “Bachelor” and a legion of imitators.”
What do you think? Do you think that “heavier” people need their own dating show?
If Fox is looking to call more overweight viewers over to their channel, I’m sorry to say I don’t think this is quite the way to go. There is something inherently insulting about the idea that someone overweight wouldn’t be qualified to go on The Bachelor and that it should be strictly reserved for the skinnier, beautiful population.
News flash, Fox– beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Yes, all.
So what do you think? Will you tune in or tune out? Do you think that dating shows should be broken up into weight categories? And how exactly would you qualify that? “Oh, I’m sorry. Your BMI is too high for the Bachelor, but try More to Love!”
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