Stranger Things actress launches strong criticism of Hollywood for fatphobia

Written in SHOWS the 25/6/2022 · 15:42 hs

The actress Shannon Purser He issued a strong criticism against film studios and video platforms, since, from his point of view, characters who do not meet the ‘standards’ of bodily perfection are set aside, for which he accuses that it is not allowed the growth of overweight or obese actors.

Shannon rose to international fame for her role as Barbara Holland in Stranger Things, series in which she played the best friend of Nancy Wheeler, a character that unleashes the plot of the series. In addition, the young actress participated in the film ‘7 Wishes’, and ‘El Alma de la Fiesta’; She also starred in the hit Netflix movie Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, though it’s important to remember that the latter didn’t fare well with critics.

“[Los estudios] they’re not hiring fat actors for iconic fat characters because they want a big-name star. There are almost no big fat stars because fat actors are not allowed to rise. We are not allowed upward mobility because the industry sees us as two-dimensional pieces,” his tweet read.

The actress’s followers dedicated some words of encouragement to her and demanded that the objectification of which women are mainly targeted be broken once and for all.

Another notorious case that recalls the subject of fatphobia is that of Rebel Wilson, who denounced that Hollywood producers forbade her to lose weight (when she began her change of life), because they argued that she would be less funny if she lost weight, which would give the reason for Shannon’s argument, in which he says that they don’t give serious roles to overweight actors.