Hollywood often puts actors in fat suits for supposed comedic purposes. While fat shaming is never okay, certain movies add blatantly fake extra pounds onto actors, resulting in ridiculous performances and stale punchlines. Movies like Shallow Hal attempt to capitalize on overweight characters, but the outcome is frequently distasteful and offensive.
Other films and TV series use fat suits to make a point, but those representations sometimes still have flaws. Many celebrity fat suits end up appearing exaggerated.
Melissa Gorga On 'Entertainment Tonight'
Reality TV star Melissa Gorga wandered around New York City during a taping for Entertainment Tonight. In addition to the egregious fat suit, Gorga donned glasses and an unflattering pink sportswear ensemble as part of an arguably misguided social experiment.14641Is this unbelievable?
Mila Kunis, like many of her That '70s Show castmates, wore a fat suit during filming. Her character, however, hardly seemed realistic in her prosthetic pounds.11732Is this unbelievable?
John Travolta played a woman in the film Hairspray. And while the prosthetics were horrible, his acting was not - A.O. Scott of The New York Times called Travolta's Edna "the most realistic, least stereotypical character in the film."12359Is this unbelievable?
In this remake of the 1963 classic, Eddie Murphy played Sherman Klump, a goofy scientist who experiments on himself to impress a woman. But the actor's fat suit is outlandish. As one critic put it, "[The movie] spends too much time trying to find laughter and not enough time speaking out against fat shaming and our weight-obsessed culture."11257Is this unbelievable?