April 17, 2006 at 10:14 am
Ugh. I thought the Natalie Holloway case had finally dropped off the media’s radar, but no, they have to go arrest somebody and bring the whole thing up again. This case is more overexposed than a Girls Gone Wild video.
There’s a simple reason I hate this story. It’s because I know if I went missing in Aruba, Nancy Grace wouldn’t be sending a search party out for my fat ass. Though I may be white and I may be female, I am not blonde enough or thin enough for the media to care if I got killed on some beach in the Caribbean. I can just imagine the conversation in the news room now:
Reporter 1: Hey, some fat girl went missing in Aruba!
Reporter 2: Oh, that’s too bad. Oh my God, there’s a kitten stuck inside a deli wall! Get a team over there stat!
If Natalie Holloway was packing another 30 pounds, would Greta Van Susteren really have moved her news show to Aruba for several weeks? Doubt it. People go missing every day and I’m sure all parents of the missing suffer just as much as the Holloways have. But unless those children are fortunate enough to look like an Aryan angel, they don’t get the advantage of media exposure to help in the search. So let this be a warning to all the fat people out there, use the buddy system!