Black Music Month: Women and Body Image in Entertainment

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Singer Fantasia took to the American Idol stage a slim phenom from North Carolina and throughout her career has faced public and media scrutiny about her weight. She reportedly cited stress after professional and personal scandal as the cause for putting on extra pounds, and many got a glimpse into her issues via her reality TV show Fantasia For Real, watching as her management and family urged her to exercise to relieve stress and improve her image.

Singer Fantasia took to the American Idol stage a slim phenom from North Carolina and…