‘Aren’t we entitled to an opinion when it’s a publicly consumed product?’: Gutfeld weighs in on plus-sized SI cover model

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Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld weighed in on the controversy over a plus-sized model on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine’s annual swimsuit issue, offering up his own unique takes on Yumi Nu who is one of four women to receive this year’s honor and who according to the left, is not allowed to be criticized.

Nu joined uber-celebrity Kim Kardashian, Grammy award-winning singer Ciara and billionaire Elon Musk’s 74-year-old mother Maye Musk on the cover of this year’s edition of what has long been the publication’s most popular issue until the magazine went fully woke in a race to the bottom with other sports media outlets that are more concerned with promoting leftist ideology than the athletic feats and games that used to be a unifying factor in society.

On Wednesday’s edition of “Gutfeld!” the host asked, “Are we not allowed to squabble over a plus sized-model and is ignoring the swimsuit model’s fitness asking us to bear false witness?”

“Now for those of you under the age of 75, Sports Illustrated was once a magazine that covered sports,” he said. “It was the most popular magazine read by men, now you can’t even swat a spider with it without the spider calling you a bleep.”

“Doesn’t hit newsstands until Thursday but it’s already creating more buzz than a lodged vibrator in an emergency room,” he joked.

‘Yumi says she’s proud to champion body and race diversity, fine, but psychologist Jordan Peterson dared to criticize, tweeting ‘Sorry. Not beautiful. And no amount of authoritarian tolerance is going to change that,’ Peterson has since quit Twitter after all the backlash which raises a question,” Gutfeld said.

“Aren’t we entitled to an opinion especially when it’s a publicly consumed product designed for generating opinions and controversy?” Gutfeld asked.

“Or is it better to say nothing than take a risk and say what a lot of people are thinking, like Peterson did,” referring to the Canadian psychologist and YouTube personality’s being chased from Twitter after he criticized the first plus-sized Asian to be featured on the cover since the first swimsuit issue hit newsstands way back in 1964.

Peterson was subjected to cruel and nasty attacks from the leftist Twitter mob for merely stating his opinion, leading to his departure from the platform.

“The cover does meet one goal, it punishes straight men who prefer completely unrealistic as opposed to unhealthy body types,” Gutfeld added. “The old school covers were to give you a glimpse of a woman you couldn’t get anywhere near in person,”

Gutfeld then teed up a clip of “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg who raved, “we feel at this table, that we could also be on the cover of Sports Illustrated.”

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“Now that would be historic as the first swimsuit issue created especially for the blind,” deadpanned Gutfeld to laughter.

“You’re very young, I’m going to tell you about Sports Illustrated,” Gutfeld said to guest Kat Timpf, “the magazine would come out, they’d have a girl on the cover and we’d all argue if she should have been on the cover or not because it’s a matter of subjective like attractiveness, some people think people are better looking, I always loved Elle McPherson, if she wasn’t on the cover it pissed me off,” referring to the model who graced five SI swimsuit issue covers, “why is it wrong to have an opinion that says I’m not attracted to this person?”

‘These are message covers!” Gutfeld exclaimed. “These are covers that are trying to convey a message, this is not for … the reader, the reader,” as he and the guests engaged in several minutes of lively discussion over the magazine’s choice to feature Nu on the cover of the issue.

Last year, Gutfeld also remarked on SI’s choice of swimsuit issue cover models which included a transgender activist.

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Leftists have shouted down anyone who dares to speak up about Nu’s inclusion on the cover as being guilty of fat-shaming and racism but the attacks are having a diminishing effect as their social engineering propaganda becomes more blatant.

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