CW: Weight and cancer and death
I swear, this month has been a series of gaffs where each one is worse than the next. The latest one to make me want to do a primal scream at my laptop? Cosmo talking about cancer as a weight loss tool.
I think what makes this even more fucked up for me is that a cousin in the family died in the 80's of cancer. Do you know what some family members talked about in remembering her? How nice she looked on her wedding day, because FUCKING CHEMO made her lose 30 lbs. I mean, yeah, she died six months later, but she was so thin!
So, like, I can’t even see this as a weird gaffe, but as someone who really does reduce people to how light their coffin will be / was.