Were did Frons make the "Train Viewers" Comment??

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I am wondering were I can find him saying he is going to Train us.

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That sounds familiar. Wasn't that something to do with Marcie on OLTL?

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That sounds familiar. Wasn't that something to do with Marcie on OLTL?

I am talking about him "Training the Viewers to like his vision" or something. They say that was in an article about him or an interview.

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Google.

lol...you are my type of person. Thats the first thing I thought to post when I first saw this thread last night Edited by Cheap21

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lol...you are my type of person. Thats the first thing I thought to post when I first saw this thread last night

Google.

I tried and could not find the article. I thought SON may have it somewhere.

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It's actually not that easy to find.....

Yeah I think was in regards to something about Marcie on OLTL

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I Rouen it on google this morning but its on my desktop and I'm on my ipad. When I get back on my comp ill post it. But I found it on the first page of that google search I posted

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I'm so glad Frons is no longer the head of ABC Daytime. This cannot be said enough.

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The Marcie comment was different, something along the lines of her being fat, and he didn't think people would want to watch versions of themselves on television, thereby, insulting the actress by calling her fat, and insulting the audience by assuming they all were fat.

I believe "train the viewers" to enjoy the new versions of the soaps based on primetime hits like "Sex in the City" was from an interview done on abc.com

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I'd forgotten this [!@#$%^&*].

"Kathy Brier, a marvelous actress, has an incredible voice and is not beautiful, is overweight and the audience has just embraced her, because she is not perfect like everybody else," Frons once stated.

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The Marcie comment was different, something along the lines of her being fat, and he didn't think people would want to watch versions of themselves on television, thereby, insulting the actress by calling her fat, and insulting the audience by assuming they all were fat.

I believe "train the viewers" to enjoy the new versions of the soaps based on primetime hits like "Sex in the City" was from an interview done on abc.com

That comment has been repeated and twisted so many times and very misconstrued. He said Marcie wasnt beautiful and overweight but that wasnt suposed to be a dig t bc Kathy Brier isnt the typical image of beauty on TV. Thats a fact. She isnt the stick figure, model that Hollywood and the media glamorize and Frons was trying to emphasize that OLTL was doing something different by their casting choice and utilizing a full figured unconventional soap star, whom the audience took well to. He may not have used the right words to articulate his point but he definetly got misinterpreted. That comment was taken way out of context and I think Kathy even understood where he was coming from and the point he was trying to make

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That comment has been repeated and twisted so many times and very misconstrued. He said Marcie wasnt beautiful and overweight but that wasnt suposed to be a dig t bc Kathy Brier isnt the typical image of beauty on TV. Thats a fact. She isnt the stick figure, model that Hollywood and the media glamorize and Frons was trying to emphasize that OLTL was doing something different by their casting choice and utilizing a full figured unconventional soap star, whom the audience took well to. He may not have used the right words to articulate his point but he definetly got misinterpreted. That comment was taken way out of context and I think Kathy even understood where he was coming from and the point he was trying to make

Yeah, I don't give Frons any kind of credit - he shouldn't have had the job he had if he wasn't able to speak to the press in ways that could be easily misinterpreted. The man had no tact. I'm not overweight, but for some reason overweight people can still be openly targeted.

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Yeah, I don't give Frons any kind of credit - he shouldn't have had the job he had if he wasn't able to speak to the press in ways that could be easily misinterpreted. The man had no tact. I'm not overweight, but for some reason overweight people can still be openly targeted.

One of Marcie's storylines at the time was dealing with the fact that she was overweight and struggling with insecurities about her image, which was why she latched onto Jen and kept comparing herself to her and feeling miserable bc she couldnt be beautiful as her. Frons was speaking about what was going on with the character and I didnt see anything wrong addressing that. The show wasnt pretending that she wasnt fat. It was clearly written into the script and they were trying to tell a message with it, which concluded with Marcie accepting herself as Al fell in love with her and accepted her for who she was, flaws and all

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