whats up with gabby's kids

i really don't get why the directors of the show .. casted obese children to play gabrielle's kids .. i personally think that was a bad idea..... since gabrielle is a beautiful woman .. i was looking forward to seeing some pretty children .. not some RHINO!!



Large newrachelimage
Oct 2, 2008 6:09PM EDT

I actually like the casting move. Firstly, I think "rhino" is harsh, but childhood obesity is a huge problem - and just because a parent is beautiful doesn't mean that their kids can't end up fat.I could totally see Gaby as the type of person that parents with food - gives her kids what they want whenever they want, including an extra cookie...I like that Gaby has a challenge; I think it makes her character more interesting.

Default avatar cat
Oct 3, 2008 7:18AM EDT

I totally agree, that it makes the show more interesting and also puts a different perspective on the show. Btw.... isn't that supposedly "obese" child, demi lovato's sister?

Default avatar cat
Oct 3, 2008 8:15AM EDT

Childhood obesity is more pervasive than ever, so maybe the show is taking on some social responsibility in that they are giving parents who are watching the show ways of approaching their own children without damaging to their self esteem. I'll bet many of the parents of heavy children are in as much denial as Gabby is; the "My child doesn't have a weight problem" mentality. I think it's good that they are taking on this issue. I hope they do it correctly because alot of parents could learn from this situation.

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