In a new version of Matilda The Musical, one actress has caused a debate after she used a fat suit to play her role. People are now arguing that the use of fat suits is offensive to those who are overweight.
The latest adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved book Matilda has arrived, but it’s already stirring up heated discussions.
A Heated Debate
On a British morning TV show, people have debated whether Emma Thompson’s use of a fat suit in the film is offensive.
A Modern Twist on a Classic Tale
In Matilda The Musical, the iconic role of the menacing school headmistress Agatha Trunchbull is portrayed by British actress Emma Thompson.
A Transformation That Sparks Debate
Trailers for the film reveal Thompson’s remarkable transformation as she wears a fat suit.
A Sensitive Issue
The use of a fat suit has ignited controversy online, as the news clip was shared on Twitter.
Offended by Fat Suits
In the clip, Queen MoJo passionately argued against the use of fat suits.
“Fat Actors Are Better” – Her Controversial Take
Queen MoJo emphasised that naturally larger actors bring a unique energy to roles that cannot be replicated through the use of fat suits.
Dehumanising Overweight People
She also suggested that the use of fat suits dehumanised larger-bodied people.
Leaving the Past Behind
Critics have drawn comparisons to the first Matilda film from 1996, with many suggesting that the use of fat suits should be left in the past.
Social Media Backlash
Online commentators voiced their dissatisfaction with the casting choice, with some arguing that fat suits should be banned.
Calls to Cancel Fat Suits
One user argued, “I can’t believe someone would agree to put a thin person into this costume for Matilda the musical. The original was already fat phobic enough but now they put Emma Thompson into a fat suit.”
Twitter Hits Back at Cancel Culture
Other users on Twitter have argued that it’s “PC gone mad” and that there’s nothing wrong with the use of fat suits.
Twitter Users Lash Out
“This is ridiculous, it’s called acting, soon only real life murderers will be the only ones allowed to play murderers, Another user argued.
More Important Things to Worry About?
This user claims people should be focused on more important topics, “Really think there are more important real life things going on than whether an actress wears a fat suit or not to do her job.”
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