Am I crazy for thinking that the tv channel TLC is horribly insensitive? ¬†I just spent the past hour watching a show about a woman named Mandy Sellars who has a rare genetic problem that causes her legs to grow and grow and grow. Her legs weigh over 200lbs!¬†
You'd think TLC would name the special something like:
"Incurable Condition: The Story of Mandy Sellars"
"Human Struggles: The Genetic Battles of Mandy Sellars"
Those two names humanize Mandy as a woman with a real problem. ¬†What did TLC name this one hour special?
THE WOMAN WITH GIANT LEGS!
Yup. ¬†The Woman With Giant Legs. ¬†She isn't Mandy. ¬†She's the Woman With Giant Legs! ¬†I'm surprised they didn't call the special "Thunder Thighs: The Story of a Bottom Heavy Chick." ¬† Hell, they could have just gone all the way with their insensitivity and called the special "Gross Freak With Nasty Monster Legs Who Will Most Likely Die a Virgin."
Come on TLC, if you are going to do specials on people with rare medical conditions, please think a little bit before naming the specials. ¬†On a side note, I highly recommend The Woman With Giant Legs. ¬†Below is a short segment from the special: