Philly.comMOST RETAILERS celebrated Black Friday last weekend, but for a small struggling shop in South Philly, Black Friday was yesterday. Valerie and Phil Cuttino were worried sick that their six-month-old plus-size lingerie boutique, Lovely’s Lingerie, wouldn’t make it through the month of December. Ever since they’d opened on May 5, foot traffic had been lousy and visits to LovelysLingerie.net, which features provocative undergarments in sizes up to 10X, had only averaged about 200 a day. Even though it’s the only store of its kind in the area, the future of Lovely’s Lingerie looked bleak. Especially since this is the make-or-break time of year when retailers traditionally generate the bulk of their revenue and go into the black. Enter comedian Steve Harvey of the nationally syndicated “Steve Harvey Morning Show” on WDAS-FM, 105.3. Harvey on Thursday read aloud a desperate letter from Valerie begging for his help in saving the business. Harvey and his co-hosts chatted with Valerie on air about her store and praised her extensive collection of seductive baby-doll nightgowns, custom-made corsets, sheer body stockings and other sexy nightwear. They joked about how Lovely’s Lingerie also sells shoes that go up to size 14, since many heavy women have a larger size foot, according to Valerie. Within minutes, listeners had overloaded the website. Because I was listening on my way to work, I didn’t try to log on until I was in the office. It took several tries before LovelysLingerie.net was able to load on my computer. “They just crashed the website,” Valerie told me. “I just got off the phone with Yahoo. It’s working now. It’s just a lot of traffic.”

This is what our culture as come to. Instead of trying to get fat sluts to lose weight and improve their health/increase their lifespan/set a better example for their children, let’s just stuff these whales into some size 10x crotchless tights and call it a day. Even further, let’s PRAISE these cows for “being themselves” and demonize anybody who thinks this is a bad idea.

Should we encourage these ladies to put in the work to become more health conscious and educated about the dangers of severe obesity? Nah, better to stroke their flabby egos, tell them their already beautiful, and call anyone who disagrees a “sexist” or a “hater”.

Fuck Steve Harvey.

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