Stand-up Comedian Guy Branum on how Hollywood Fat Shaming Hurt Him

Guy Branum is taking a hilarious and deep look at his identity as a stand-up comedian with his new memoir "My Life As a Goddess: A Memoir Through (Un)Popular Culture.” While talking about his new book on “Salon Talks,” Branum addressed fat shaming in Hollywood, including the controversy surrounding the Netflix series “Insatiable” and its use of a fat suit by star Debby Ryan. Branum goes on to compare body size with concepts of sexuality and reproductive rights, citing the idea that people feel like they own others’ bodies and have the right to judge them. In his memoir, Branum describes his own experience with fat shaming.

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