In a recent interview, former model Tziporah Malkah – formerly known as Kate Fischer – appeared to offer us a rare glimpse of her innermost narrative.
There were the thoughts behind the quick wit we came to love during her appearance on I’m a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here! earlier this year. The emotions hidden behind the dark brown eyes people fawned over during her appearance in the 1993 film Sirens.
The interview is all very lovely, until you realise, there was nothing really ‘innermost’ at all. Everything – everything – was about the exterior. All the questions were apparently related to her weight.
Did she consider herself vain? What was her goal weight, in kilograms? How much does she weigh now, in kilograms? Does she exercise? Does she, did she, consider herself beautiful?
The problem with the interview has nothing to do with News Corp – as the journalist writes, her “ups and downs with weight have been scrutinised in the public eye” while her “weight and looks have been the subject of judgment in tabloids and on social media”.
No, it’s more a reflection of us. The public. The appetite for Tziporah to speak non-stop about her weight. And the assumptions around how women of a certain size and shape should talk, feel like, and behave.
To make one thing perfectly clear, Tziporah can do with her body as she wishes. If she wants to lose weight, switch up her diet, make changes on an individual level, she can do whatever makes her happy. But without our input or judgment. With all of us remembering – it is none of our business.
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When asked about her body, Tziporah had ready a number of defences. She’s accustomed to what’s expected of a woman in the spotlight who is not stick-thin and nearing six foot. Her tone was apologetic and she said she’s “working on reaching her goal weight”.