Are you kidding me?!

Dance critic Alastair Macaulay for the New York Times reviewing New York City Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker noted that a ballerina was too fat, saying:

“Jenifer Ringer, as the Sugar Plum Fairy, looked as if she’d eaten one sugar plum too many; and Jared Angle, as the Cavalier, seems to have been sampling half the Sweet realm.”

We thought reviewers were supposed to review the dancing, not someone’s stomach!

To make his comments worse, the ballerina in question, Jenifer Ringer, revealed in a recent magazine article that she once struggled with anorexia and compulsive eating.


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