Dr Oz: Kelly Clarkson Weight Criticism
Dr Oz shared that he was going to break down the hottest celebrity headlines with a panel of experts. Dr Oz wanted to start by talking about Kelly Clarkson and the criticism about her post-pregnancy weight. Simon Boyce, an entertainment reporter, explained that a journalist, Katie Hopkins, attacked Kelly’s weight and took her comments way too far.
Caitlyn Becker said that cyber bullying is the worst, and she knows first hand. She said if you put yourself out there, you invite a level of criticism, but when it happens, it hurts. She said it’s amazing to see how people back you up when one person attacks you. She said the “fat shamer gets the short end of the stick.”
Dr Oz: Cyber Bullying & Fat Shaming
Kelly Clarkson actually responded to the fat-shaming by saying, “I’m awesome. It doesn’t bother me.”
They pointed out that cyber bullying happens because the person can hide behind a computer and not be held accountable for their actions. Tia Brown, a senior entertainment director from Ebony magazine, said it’s great that Kelly stood up for herself. Now, that reporter will pay the price for her bullying remarks. Tia said it’s not okay to say that people have to look a certain way.
Dr Oz: Dancing Man Viral Story
Caitlyn brought up the recent story about the dancing man that became a viral sensation. Caitlyn explained that a heavyset man was dancing, and when he noticed that people were laughing at him, he hung his head in embarrassment. Caitlyn said people all over the world got together and found the man, creating charities and events inspired by it. She said, “If you’re happy and healthy, who cares? Just be you.”
Dr Oz: Losing Baby Weight
Dr Oz then wanted to answer the question of how long it should take a new mom to lose her baby weight. Dr Tara Allmen joked that her son is 8 years old and she’s still trying to lose her baby weight. She then explained that for most women, they can make one year a guideline.
Dr Oz showed pictures of lingerie model Sarah Stage, who posted pictures of herself while pregnant. Michael Yo said it doesn’t make sense to fat shame someone and then get mad when a fit pregnant woman shares pictures of herself. Michael said we just need to stop being so critical of people, and let them live their lives. What matters at the end is that the baby is healthy.
Dr Oz: Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain
Dr Allmen shared that between 15-40 pounds is healthy for weight gain during pregnancy. She said she’s sure the model’s doctor is keeping an eye on her to make sure she’s healthy. Simon Boyce joked that Sarah was going to push the baby out in five minutes because of her pelvic muscles.
Pregnant woman should feel beautiful, and Sarah obviously does. Part of her job is to get a reaction out of people, and that’s exactly what she’s done.
Dr Oz: Changing Tables In Men’s Bathrooms
Dr Oz then moved on to talk about how actor Ashton Kutcher is petitioning on Facebook to get changing tables put in men’s public bathrooms. Michael said women gave birth to a human being, so men should change some diapers.
Tia said she’s seen family bathrooms, so she doesn’t necessarily see the need for changing tables in men’s bathrooms, especially given the condition of many of those bathrooms. Caitlyn said that you do, however, have to think about single dads, divorced dads, families with two dads, or even families that use co-parenting.
Simon said it’s a great example of a celebrity using his platform for a good cause.
Dr Oz: Is Binge-Watching Unhealthy?
Dr Oz then asked who all had ever binge-watched television. Dr Oz then shared that a new study came out that showed binge-watching can lead to depression and loneliness. Michael said it makes him happy to binge-watch, not depressed at all. Simon said, “If this is bad for my health, I have to find a new activity because I love it.”
Simon did point out that binge-watching fulfills that sense of instant gratification, which we all love these days. Tia said it’s all about balance, and if it’s impeding normal social activities, that when it’s not healthy. Dr Oz said he actually slowed down because he thinks it takes away from the creativity a little bit.
Dr Oz: Raising Narcissistic Kids?
Dr Oz then wanted to talk about the study that says praising your kids too much could cause them to become narcissistic. Dr Oz asked his viewers if they thought you could raise your kids to be narcissists and 71% of them said yes. Tia said a parent’s first goal is to give their kids life goals, and you should be encouraging, but only when it’s due.
It’s okay to compliment your kids, not lie to them, like Michael said. Caitlyn said giving 100% effort, no matter the results, is worthy of praise. Dr Oz said he believes you should praise the efforts, not the actual person.