TLC viewers have been commenting for years about the horribly unflattering angles that cast members are subjected to during filming. This production hack is used especially frequent in shows like 1000-Lb. Sisters and My 600-Lb. Life, where making the stars look as big as possible is the name of the game, despite the point of the show being weight loss. Recently, on Twitter, 1000-Lb. Sisters fans brought this topic up yet again, this time BEGGING for someone to buy cast member Chris Combs a different pair of shorts. What about Chris’s apparel has fans averting their eyes? Read on to get the details.
Chis Combs Gets Caught With His Pants Up.
1000-Lb. Sisters fans really love Chris Combs. Tammy Slaton and Amy Halterman’s older brother often fill a comic relief role in the family – helping to keep people on track and call people on their ridiculousness. Like several of the other siblings, Chris Combs has dealt with being overweight for years. In fact, in the last episode, he reveals to fans that he has been waiting 11 years for bariatric surgery. Unfortunately, until just recently he was never able to commit to the work it took to get qualified.
Those who watch the series know that they often interview the cast members, sitting in chairs directly in front of the camera. The interview is filmed dead-on and often from low angles. The angles are often less than attractive and surely do nothing to bolster the celeb’s self-confidence.
Fans BEG For New Wardrobe
In one of the latest episodes of 1000-Lb. Sisters, Chris filmed a short interview, discussing his and Tammy’s upcoming Dr. Appointment. While filming, the cameraman captured Chris in a pose that definitely had show fans doing a double-take on social media.
In the still photo from the interview, Chris Combs is wearing a striped, blue-collared polo. He pairs the top with a standard pair of khaki cloth shorts. Unfortunately, despite the huge strides he’s made to get healthy, Chris still carries a lot of excess weight around his middle and lower stomach. That extra weight was definitely on display during the interview.
The photo got picked up by fans on Reddit who certainly had a lot to say – especially about how the center seam on Chris’ shorts put his “front butt” on display. Comment after comment rolled in from fans saying they had to purposefully avert their eyes from staring at the celeb’s cramped crotch area.
Mangina or Mameltoe? The Great Debate
While the community seems unified in their horror, they are not in agreement on what to call Chris’ segmented frontal pudge. Fans bantered back and forth arguing over what term most appropriately described what they were seeing on the screen.
Some fans felt that it deserved the more well known distinction of “Mangina”. Other viewers went with the more obscure “Ninja Boot.” A chunk of fans even felt the “Moose Knuckle” was the most appropriate descriptor.
On the flipside, some people wanted to use more standard ‘feminine’ descriptors such as FUPA while some tried to masculinate them by adding letters which added terms like “Goochie,” “FUDA,” and “MUSSY”.
Regarldess of what the fans decided their term of choice to be, most agreed that TLC’s deliberate handling of the camera creating the situation. Many of them acknowledge and were even sympathetic to 1000-Lb. Sisters cast members because they are often filmed in ways that make them purposefully appear larger and less attractive for footage.
Reddit Viewers ‘Feel Pain’ For Chris Combs’ Situation
In addition to discussing Chris’ “FUDA,” many said that they wished Chris would get some new shorts. Fans noted that his looked quite uncomfortable. In fact, many stated they had to look away because his seam-squished undercarriage caused their own genitals physical pain.
One user wrote that while she normally doesn’t judge other people on their attire, she could look at the photo because it made her own lady parts hurt. While parts obviously differ, several men chimed in, agreeing with that commenter on her sentiment.
One fan even pointed out that his tight shorts may have been the initial cause of the “vagina-like” boil that Chris had to have surgery on earlier this year.
Overall, fans feel TLC should either give the show a wardrobe budget, or stop purposely trying to embarrass the cast members with horrid unflattering camera angles. What do you think about the great Mangina debate? Tell us in the comments.
You can catch a new episode of TLC’s 1000-Lb. Sisters Monday night at 10pm.