Women get it everyday until they transform their bodies into 14 year old boys. Curves = fat. As a viewer, I have a right to say what looks good to me, especially when attractive males on soaps is a major selling point.
Would you guys be less condescending if a chubby woman appeared in a bikini? I call this double standard body shaming. I swear I'm appalled when I read comments like "Ugh he shouldn't be shirtless" or "He comes across so gay".
I imagine all the Y&R fans here have already seen it but I got another November 1998 episode a few days ago and after working around blocking managed to get it up today. I'll put the link in the thread.