She’s loud. She’s fabulous. And she goes there, baby.
I cannot write enough about Margaret Cho. Seriously, I can’t. She tours as a comedian all over the world, has written two books, protests for LGBT rights, performed on Dancing With The Stars, and has done about a billion other projects during her time in Hollywood. But most of all, Margaret’s famous for her outrageous personality and constant belief in her own fabulousness. Even when something doesn’t work out, she’s never been afraid to just pick herself up and keep going.
I mean come on, just look at those feathers:
But Margaret wasn’t always so confident. In her breakthrough comedy show I’m the One That I Want, Margaret talked about the intense pressure that she faced to be “thin and cute” for her first TV show. On top of facing prejudice that came from being an Asian-American in Hollywood, Margaret was actually asked to lose weight to play herself on the show. When the show was canceled, she went through a long period of depression. Finally, she emerged as an older and wiser comedian, determined to speak out about her own experience.
How do I know all this? She told the world!
One of the issues Margaret talks about most about is body image, and especially the relationship between women and food. I really connected to her because I too felt pressure to look and eat a certain way. I was taught that girls didn’t eat too much, couldn’t weigh too much. It was scary for me to gain weight, and I didn’t feel “allowed” to eat whatever I wanted. But Margaret’s attitude of self-love helped me to ditch that unhelpful attitude completely:
Since then, Margaret has made it her business to talk about her quest for self-acceptance and self-esteem. She’s also become very active in the LGBT community, coming out as bisexual and being vocal about growing up among gays and lesbians. Overall, Margaret’s a funny, opinionated, loud, and overall awesome lady. Who also has a lot of wicked tattoos.
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Do you like Margaret Cho? Who are some of your favorite comedians?