Whether or not you watch Dancing With the Stars, you probably know Amber Riley, best known for her role as diva-in-training Mercedes Jones in Glee. Not only is she a drop-dead gorgeous curvy girl, she also wiped the floor with willowy Elizabeth Berkley, her fellow contestant who had been dubbed “the queen of the samba”.
Her moment in the sun, though, quickly became overcast when English judge Len Goodman, gave her a “compliment” that sent Twitter followers of DWTS aflame with outrage, “You, my little sausage, are a fantastic dancer”.
For the record, I gave Len the benefit of the doubt and tried to find out if “my little sausage” meant something cute or endearing in British culture, and it does NOT!
Question of the day: Have you ever been given a “compliment” like that about your curves that offended or upset you? How did you handle it?