Even the Pope Gets Called Fat Sometimes


This morning, for a brief, shining moment, CNN fat shamed the pope. Not even His Holiness is immune from an overly critical media that promotes an unrealistic papal body image. What next? Airbrushing cleavage on The Virgin Mary?

According to Romenesko, the ill advised chryron graced the screen for about 30 seconds before a producer thought better and replaced it with something less odd. But that was enough time for eagle eyed viewer Carlie Kollath Wells to snap a photo.

I blame the tendency of Catholic crucifixes to feature a svelte, musclebound Christ. And, as always, God.

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