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Fans Are Irate After A Headline Questioned Bridgerton's 'Mixed-Weight' Romance
2024/07/03

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Bridgerton's "Mixed-Weight" Romance Sparks Outrage: Is Body-Shaming Still Reigning Supreme?

Season 3 of Netflix's beloved period drama, "Bridgerton," has taken the world by storm once again, smashing viewership records and setting hearts aflutter with Colin and Penelope's highly anticipated romance. But amidst the swooning and sigh-worthy declarations of love, a sinister shadow has emerged, casting a pall over the celebration: body-shaming.

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"Not Hot" and Other Offensive Headlines

While critics and fans alike have praised the chemistry between Luke Newton, who plays the dashing Colin Bridgerton, and Nicola Coughlan, the witty and wonderful Penelope Featherington, some corners of the internet have chosen to fixate on Coughlan's weight.

One particularly egregious article, published by The Spectator, went so far as to declare Coughlan "not hot," bluntly stating, "She's not shapely…she's fat." The article went on to argue that "a zest for equality and diversity…just isn't enough to make a fat girl who wins the prince remotely plausible.

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The audacity! Could this writer be any more out of touch with reality – and basic human decency?

Even an article in The Guardian, while ostensibly defending Coughlan, couldn't resist labeling her "a little bit fat" in its headline.

Fans Rally in Support of Coughlan

Thankfully, fans of the show were quick to call out the blatant body-shaming and express their outrage at the offensive commentary.

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