Is Simon Crossing The Line On A Weighty Issue?

Sandy Schaffer, of the National Association To Advance Fat Acceptance, spoke with ‘Access Hollywood’ over ‘American Idol’ judge Simon Cowell’s continuing wisecracks about overweight contestants on the hit program. “The show seems to be saying you can’t be gay, you can’t be fat, you can’t be anything different,” Sandy complained. “It absolutely desensitizes the audience. It starts to make you feel this is OK.” Fellow ‘Idol’ judge Paula Abdul said of Mr. Nasty: “He’s an ass. He’s a pill. He says the dumbest things sometimes.” But with Cowell’s pocketbook on the line, his insensitive remarks may be prompted by the failure of the UK’s ‘Pop Idol’ season two champ .

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