James Spader got fat and it makes me sad.
Above left is James Spader from 1989's Sex, Lies and Videotape, and above right is Mr. Spader from the January 12, 2012 episode of The Office.
It was brave of him to don that formfitting workout suit in the pursuit of comedy, but then we can see just how fat James Spader is, and it makes me angry.
I'm sure Delta Burke is now at peace with her body, but maybe she sees something like this and still feels a tinge of anger at all the grief she had to suffer through because she stopped starving herself.
Do actresses over 40 who starve themselves into social X-rays see this and wonder if it's OK for them to have some cheese popcorn, just a few handfuls, maybe?
James Spader, Alec Baldwin and Val Kilmer are the three biggest examples of working actors who were once ultra hot but who have let themselves go. I have run across some places making whale jokes about Val when he was photographed flopping on the beach, and that was just as fair as all the nasty remarks about Kirstie Alley. But tally the points of Val vs. Kirstie fat cracks for statics on the injustice of double standards.
The long-standing double standards of male vs. female fatties is no longer acceptable because of the number of female voices now in the media. To that end, kudos to Glamour magazine's campaign to include normal-sized models in their fashion layouts. Now let's take it a step further with an article about what a big fat drag it is to see James Spader rubbing his big fat tummy!
Christina Aguilera has let herself spread out, and it's the focus of a Marie Claire cover article. Why isn't Alec Baldwin on the cover of Men's Health as the warning signs of a heart attack waiting to happen?
James Spader again goes for the laugh offering up a tray of Oreo cookies, but it's irritating to see him displaying his downfall without any further retribution.
I've read comments about how sad it is to see what Brigitte Bardot has become, but keep in mind she's old and is no longer in the business. She's living a normal life, and getting heavy and getting old happens to everyone, outside of Hollywood, right? But when you're a steadily working actor that was once a white hot symbol of heart-stopping sex, it's just sad to see it blow up in your face. And that it happens free of the snarky side-eye that an actress peer has to endure.
Oh well. James Spader is no longer hot, he's just fat. Let's look back at what we've lost: