BMI does not mean anything ... if not, Tom Cruise and Will Smith are overweight in his latest documentary "America the Beautiful The Thin Commandments," the director Darryl Roberts expresses skepticism about the American obsession with thinness.
The American obsession with thinness in his latest documentary "America the Beautiful The Thin Commandments," the director Darryl Roberts expresses skepticism about American fascination with thinness.
There are not too long ago, weighed 123 pounds the director, and was the victim of high blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmia. And it is these health problems, not the dictates of thinness, which led him to lose weight.
Originally, from South of the United States, where soul food is the cuisine, Darryl has always been forbidden to a weight obsession: "I never felt the need to put myself in the plan. I regularly felt good about myself regardless of my weight "tells us there.
A distorted body image
I think [the U.S.] there is a large difference between the white community and the African-American community at this level; we do not have the same idea of what is acceptable or not terms of a silhouette.
His latest documentary focuses on the industry and slimming regimes, and exposes the cruelty of drastic diets followed by the models, and the consequences of cosmetic surgery and anorexia.
Darryl also challenges the Body Mass Index (BMI): according to him, the problem of the obesity epidemic has not been understood, and was even exaggerated, in part because people use the wrong BMI.
"If we are to believe the BMI, while Tom Cruise, Christian Bale and Will Smith are overweight, "he was surprised.
According to Darryl, people should worry about their health before their weight problems.
"In the U.S. we have a problem with the health that, we cannot deny it," he laments. "We have heart problems and diabetes. However, I think the way we approach the problem is not the right: we must see things in terms of health, not in terms of weight or calculations. "