Kirstie Alley is pitching the Jenny Craig method of weight loss as Oprah Winfrey touts the merits of Weight Watchers and the fact that she can eat bread–every day.
The average person looking to shed a few pounds in the New Year has these two big-name endorsements to consider when deciding how to implement a weight loss plan. Will one reign supreme over the other?
If you turn to social media, you’ll see that Kirstie Alley is using her old Cheers backdrop to show off her new physique. Might that be the Jenny Craig way of including men in the weight loss wars? John Ratzenberger and George Wendt appear as they did decades ago, seated at the bar, as Alley poses in the foreground.
Not everyone sees it as a weight loss ad. Some view it as a Cheers reunion of sorts instead.
— Errand Wolfe (@errandwolfe) January 18, 2016
Others clearly don’t get the notion that Kirstie Alley is a paid spokesperson, and have opted to throw her Church of Scientology ties in her face.
If $cientology works, why is #Kirstie Alley PAYING Jenny Craig to lose weight?
— Reader Pere (@PereReader) January 15, 2016
One Twitter user seems to have grown bored with Kirstie Alley touting Jenny Craig.
Every few years there's a new jenny craig commercial with kirstie alley when she loses weight again this has been happening my entire life
— syd (@guyberrymen) January 12, 2016
Then There’s Oprah Winfrey and her Weight Watchers campaign–setting out to convince the average television viewer that she’s just like the rest of us, because she eats bread–every day. Who out there doesn’t understand that someone prepares every bite of food Oprah puts in her mouth? You could lose weight and have your “best body” if a chef prepared your meals, too.
— CNBC (@CNBC) January 27, 2016
— World News Tonight (@WNTonight) January 28, 2016
One Twitter user seems a bit tired of the bread ruse.
Never saw someone more passionate about bread than Oprah Winfrey in the weight watchers commercial
— sam donia (@samdoniia) January 26, 2016
Nothing has even been as inauthentic as Oprah Winfrey's "honey child" in the third of her shitty Weight Watchers ads.
— Amadi (@amaditalks) January 14, 2016
Are you looking to shed a few pounds before donning your spring wardrobe? Which of these two celebrities are you more likely to endorse–Kirstie Alley or Oprah Winfrey? Or have each spokesperson’s ads prompted you to look elsewhere for your weight loss encouragement?