Her, fat? Ballerina disputes N.Y. cri...

Her, fat? Ballerina disputes N.Y. critic's assessment

There are 5 comments on the The Reporter story from Dec 14, 2010, titled Her, fat? Ballerina disputes N.Y. critic's assessment. In it, The Reporter reports that:

Christmas is upon us, and for a top ballerina at New York City Ballet, that means one sure thing: suiting up in tulle and sequins as the Sugarplum Fairy in the annual classic, "The Nutcracker." What Jenifer Ringer didn't expect was to be accused of having "eaten one sugarplum too many." That remark two weeks ago by the nation's most prominent dance ...

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Elizabeth

United States

#1 Dec 14, 2010
This article wold have been much more informative had the Reporter bothered to include a picture. I saw the GMA segment with Ringer in another article and I have to say I was shocked. This woman has the body of a dancer. She is thin and muscular and frankly was simply not anorexic - looking enough for that critic. She was wearing quite a bit of clothing for a ballerina, the skirt was rather long on her costume so I fail to see how her body was even an issue in this performance.
In the interview she was gorgeous and sweet. I am sure she is a good mother as well after seeing her disposition. I can't believe that critic thought she deserved this, especially with her eating disorder history.

“Karen Nolan”

Since: Dec 07

Vacaville, CA

#2 Dec 14, 2010
Elizabeth wrote:
This article wold have been much more informative had the Reporter bothered to include a picture. I saw the GMA segment with Ringer in another article and I have to say I was shocked. This woman has the body of a dancer. She is thin and muscular and frankly was simply not anorexic - looking enough for that critic. She was wearing quite a bit of clothing for a ballerina, the skirt was rather long on her costume so I fail to see how her body was even an issue in this performance.
In the interview she was gorgeous and sweet. I am sure she is a good mother as well after seeing her disposition. I can't believe that critic thought she deserved this, especially with her eating disorder history.
Those who read the actual newspaper had a photo.
Elizabeth

United States

#3 Dec 14, 2010
So advertising takes precedence in your online features over the complete article? Why bother having these articles online then? Just have ads!
I need to change my local news location...
Talia

Sacramento, CA

#4 Dec 14, 2010
When I was a young girl I was fat. Now I am a raving beauty.
Moe

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Dec 14, 2010
Only a complete woman hater would make such a comment about a woman's body. I hate vicious, jealous homosexuals, or anyone for that matter, who attack people who are not Victoria's Secret models. Alastair Macaulay is a pompous and ugly woman hater. Sorry sister, Jennifer Ringer is more woman than you can ever be, sissy boy.

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