This week, the TLC Network announced its latest show idea that’s supposed to drop in early January. But the concept was hit with backlash almost immediately.
The show, titled Hot and Heavy is set to premiere on January 7 and is supposed to follow the lives of three of what TLC is calling “mixed weight” couples in one-hour episodes.
The comments started rolling in right away when they dropped the new show’s trailer on Twitter.
The TLC Network wrote:
“For these couples, love knows no size. See the highs and lows of their mixed-weight relationships on the series premiere of #HotandHeavy.”
The show is set to follow three couples: Joy and Chris; Kristin and Rusty; and Adrianna and Ricardo. Each couple will have their own one-hour segment.
You can watch the trailer here:
— TLC Network (@TLC) December 10, 2019
Most can get behind the idea of love winning above all, and loving someone “despite” their size. But there are many problems that the show may not address.
For one, every couple features a heavier female and not one heavier male.
The show also seems to be exploiting the couples and verges on fetishism instead of body positivity. Though there are some people who are here for this idea and are ignoring the associated problems, most reactions have been resoundingly negative.
Many got hung up on the show’s idea as soon as they saw the title of the show.
The name of the show….bruh😭😭
— عسليه (@NavilaIri) December 11, 2019
Y’all killing me with this show name 🤣😭 playing in these people rolls like that
— 💜💙😈Zayquita😈💜💙 (@Prettyasszayyy) December 12, 2019
Others were more upset about the labeling of the couples as “mixed weight.”