Mark Roberts, the creator of the new CBS hit comedy "Mike & Molly," tells the Hollywood Reporter’s The Live Feed blog that a recent Marie Claire blog post that slammed his characters for being fat "just makes me sad."
According to the story, Roberts said, "The shocking thing is we live in a society where this was an issue. Jackie Gleason would never get on TV now because he’s a large man who drank on TV."
Roberts adds, the story says, "I hate when people stand in judgment over anybody. We all have our own struggles. There’s something wonderful about embracing everybody; it’s what makes us human. And it’s what people are responding to in this show."
In the Marie Claire post, which can be read if you click here, freelancer Maura Kelly writes that "I think I’d be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other … because I’d be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything."
In the Live Feed article, Roberts concludes his interview by saying, "I am un-friending that woman on Facebook."