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Margaret Cho: America Is Very Ageist, ‘Body Shaming’ Is ‘A Fascism Against Women’s Bodies’


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Comedian and co-host of E!’s “Fashion Police,” Margaret Cho argued that the US is very ageist and “body shaming is…a fascism against women’s bodies” on Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time.”

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After host Bill Maher said, “[Y]ou do talk about how America is very ageist.” Cho responded, “It is.”

She later added, “[B]ody shaming is — I think it’s a fascism, it’s a fascism against women’s bodies. I’m a longtime survivor of eating disorders, so I know that you can be dragged back into the disease anyway. So, you know, I’m in remission now, because I’ve done a lot of work on it. But it’s hard.”

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