‘My Big Fat Fabulous Life’s’ Whitney Way Thore Has ‘No Regrets’ About Filming Her Mom’s Funeral
Whitney Way Thore spoke with Access Hollywood about the new season of “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” and what it was like filming her mom’s funeral for the show. She also blasted trolls who criticized the funeral being filmed. “A lot of the people that have that reaction are people who hate me and want to criticize me and would criticize me if I didn’t show it. … I think the thought that we would be exploiting my mother and people said that even last season when she was on TV after she had her stroke and that was her choice, she had her mental faculties about her and she was performing like she always did. No one is over here exploiting my mother. We would never. My mother is the rock of our family. We have done nothing but love and support her and do what’s best for her for our entire lives. And the suggestion of anything different is just heinous to me. There is not an ounce of me that wonders if she would have been upset. She would’ve been upset if we didn’t, actually. And ultimately to like if it if it makes someone uncomfortable. I don’t think it makes people uncomfortable. I think people just want to criticize me honestly. And these things are difficult. And ultimately, just like everything we’ve done on the show for the past decade, it’s going to be a mirror for people to see themselves in difficult situations. And I know it’s going to help people. And we have absolutely no regrets,” she said. My Big Fat Fabulous Life” premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 9PM ET/PT on TLC.