NBC’s weight loss “reality” show Biggest Loser crossed the line this week. I have steadfastly supported the show and the weight loss and have stayed the course in using this as a forum to discuss obesity and the collateral health issues it causes.
When a participant turns the whole thing into a complete game and abandons the intent and integrity of the show by gaining 17 pounds in a week, knowing that he had the votes to stay on the show, he is a loser that turned a good, well intended program into a loser.
I will continue to blog about the issues but I will not support the program any more.
Bottom line. Obesity and the collateral health issues make obtaining life insurance difficult, make life itself difficult, and are a serious subject worthy of a better effort than NBC put forth.