Film Critic Calls Out Fatphobia In Brendan Fraser’s ‘The Whale’

The 53-year-old “Mummy” star, Brendan Fraser, has seemingly made a massive comeback to Hollywood and the big screen after the debut of his film “The Whale” at the Venice Film Festival received a 6-minute standing ovation that brought him to tears.

As the official theatrical release nears — a mere three months away — reviews of the film, directed by Darren Aronofsky, have started to pour in.

Critics of Brendan Fraser’s “The Whale” are warning fat people not to watch it.

“I can’t recommend in good conscience that fat people watch The Whale,” film critic Katie Rife wrote in a semi-viral tweet.

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“I can’t recommend that skinny people watch it either, since it reinforces the notion that fat people are objects of pity who have brought their suffering upon themselves through lack of coping skills.”

In the movie, Fraser plays a man named Charlie who abandoned his family for his lover.


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