MTV Holds Casting Call for Gay Chubby Chasers
If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 28, and you love ‘em round and delectably plump, write us. Tell us about your passion for the plus-size, and be sure to include your name, location, phone number, and a recent photograph.
You hear that? If you like ‘em round and plump, MTV wants to make you a star!
But seriously though, if you like ‘em round and plump, please don’t tell MTV. This is not an hour of television this world needs. What gives you any ounce of reason to believe that the network that brought you Jersey Shore and Next is capable of telling your story to the world with any sort of respect or dignity?
***Update: I’m glad I checked back in with this post before turning in for the night. To make it perfectly clear, I’m not in any way taking umbrage with the various body types in the LGBT community, or hell, human race. And all of that text in that white box up there was written by MTV. My point was that I found MTV’s casting call to be exploitative in intent. Frequent readers of Unicorn Booty know that I’ve called Logo to task on more than one occasion for The A-List‘s terrible pockmark on the LGBT community, so let’s please avoid the far-fetched accusation that I’m somehow in favor of reality television starring waifs.
My beef is with yet another reality television program making caricatures out of gay people, and not with the body types and body images of the cast.
But hey, if you’ve read more than three sentences on this website you of course already realize that. Unicorn Booty is the most followed gay news blog in the world, and as the editorial director, I’m your biggest fan. All of you. Smooch!