Margaret Cho is best known as a comedian who makes audiences laugh with her hilarious impressions of her mom, but she stopped by Daily Shot for a rather serious conversation with Ali about mental health and body image.
Cho famously went into kidney failure after being told to lose weight for her 1994 sitcom, All-American Girl. “The show was developed about me, so I was too fat to be me, which is absurd.”
When the show was cancelled after six months, Margaret noted, “it was replaced by Drew Carey, because he was so thin.”
And while Margaret agrees that images of women in the media can be pervasively unhealthy, she says women can occasionally be their own worst enemies “it’s a collective disease that women are giving each other all the time, we’re all sort of out there valuing a certain kind of body.”
But she says that age has changed her perception of what she looks like.
“There is so much beauty I have now, as opposed to when I was younger. Getting older is actually something that makes women more beautiful.”