Never mind. Head, meet desk. Head, dent desk.
I cannot add to PunkAssBlog’s coverage, so I will link and quote:
Slim-Fast’s new celebrity spokesperson is tall, slender Rachel Hunter. She’s never tried the diet drink herself, but she’s darn tootin’ sure it’s a good thing: “I haven’t started taking Slim-Fast,” she says, “My message is more that I agree with what they’re saying.”*
The campaign, of course, boils down to “you can be any weight you want—as long as it’s skinny.” It’s couched in the usual language of self-esteem and empowerment (”being an individual and being a woman and finding your weight”) and health (despite Hunter’s admission that she skips breakfast).
But the message is clear: Even tall, skinny celebrities need diets.
I think my brain just threw up. I didn’t know that was possible.