Would You Lose Weight For Your Job?

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 06: Queen Latifah speaks onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 6, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Essence)

It seems like everywhere you go, people are talking about getting into shape and losing weight, but would you lose weight if your job depended on it? Of course being and staying healthy should be a priority to live, but that’s not always an alternative, when you are surrounded with many food choices and not a regular diet. Recently Queen Latifah shared her experience being a entertainer with Jada Pinkett Smith on her “Red Table Talk Show. The two women have starred in Set It Off and Girl’s Trip together and Jada even made an appearance on The Equalizer. Latifah shared the idea behind the hit series, Living Single, was to have different women of different shades and sizes that looked like they lived in Brooklyn. As successful as the show was Latifah said, word came down that we needed to lose weight. That’s how it was delivered, ‘the word came down.’ Thinking back to the show, do you recall thinking the women needed to lose weight or did you like the fact they looked realistic? Would you lose the weight, or is body shaming in the workplace a possible discrimination case, whether it affects the job requirements, or is just a request from your employer? Hit us up and let us know @hiphopb965



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