(Columbus, Ohio) — National Organizsation of Women president Gloria Feld yesterday called Carl Malcolm a “male role model” for his song “Fattie Bum-Bum” which she said, “extolls the virtues of the rubenesque woman”.
“Too many name brand singers these days hold their punaany to absurdly high standards of beauty,” Feld announced at a NOW press conference at Columbus’ downtown Hyatt Regency Hotel. “But when Carl Malcolm reveals that he is not ‘afraid of that…because you’re so big and fat,’ he shows that the heartical man is happy to slam a ‘sweet sugar dumplin” who wears massive baggies.”
The song, whose musical backing is provided by the Skin Flesh & Bones, urges an overweight woman never to “let your big size fool you” and goes on to promise a “cooler day as I cool you.”
Reached at home in Kingston, JA, Malcolm reiterated his desire for ladies of a certain size, saying “Mi like a likkle somet’ing to ‘old on to when mi rubbin’ up a daughter.”
In an editorial in this month’s Cosmopolitan, Joanna Coles calls “Fattie Bum-Bum” a “quantum leap ahead in the feminist movement…to a time when a woman is no longer judged by the ampleness of her skin, but the ampleness of her character” and looks forward to more songs that invite the “full-figured gal to strut her stuff.”
Doctors’ groups, however, were quick to question the wisdom of songs that encourage massive weight gain. Don Smith, of the British Medical Journal, called it “madness, no matter how sexy the mampy, to make obesity acceptable.”