Chavira upset with obesity plotline in ‘Desperate Housewives’

August 29th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 29 (IANS) “Desperate Housewives” star Ricardo Chavira is not happy with the show’s writers for coming up with a childhood obesity plotline because his sister battled weight issues throughout her childhood.Chavira’s character Carlos’ young daughters suffer from obesity in the upcoming fifth season of the show and he admits he is a little uncomfortable with the premise. quoted him as saying: “Seeing it (obesity) in my family and (considering) the childhood obesity issues in the United States right now, should we be making fun of it?”

But the show’s writer Marc Cherry assured him that the plotline will be handled sensitively and people have been banned from using the word “fat” on the set.

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