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September 16th, 2011
05:39 AM ET

Talk Back: What does Jennifer Hudson's weight loss controversy say about obesity in America?

From CNN's Carol Costello:

Since appearing on Oprah earlier in the year to discuss her weight loss, Jennifer Hudson is now down to a size zero, saying, "I'm prouder of my weight loss than my Oscar."

This is a far cry from what she said in 2007, when she stated, "I love my size, and I think everybody should have some kind of meat on their bones. I've never bought into that."

This change of heart has left many of her fans frustrated. The Cafe Mom blog writes, "...It's confusing to kids who struggle with celebrity worship and their own self-esteem, especially girls with body image issues and their own weight struggles."

Arguably, much of America is confused about body image and weight, considering that many are criticizing Hudson for her weight loss despite the fact that the public loves television shows like "The Biggest Loser."

Talk Back: What does Jennifer Hudson's weight loss controversy say about obesity in America?

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