When it comes to reality television, sometimes things are a little too much to believe. And My Big Fat Fabulous Life is not exaggerated at all, thanks to the great personality of Whitney Thore. But some of the more out of the ordinary situations and dramas always have fans wondering if My Big Fat Fabulous Life is a script.
It wouldn’t be out of the ordinary to learn that the show is scripted, if only a little bit. There are a lot of reality TV shows that have been exposed for shooting the same scene several times to make it right or even to create a drama or a fight where there weren’t any. In some ways, it’s almost a necessity to get the kind of trash that reality show viewers expect. But for My Big Fat Fabulous Life, it’s not exactly a matter of falsehood.
Like most reality shows, there are many skeptics when it comes to My Big Fat Fabulous Life. Some fans have gone to reddit to discuss the possibility that Whitney’s entire relationship with Chase Severino is false. One fan wrote that the show “made too much effort to give her a fairytale relationship and everything seems so forced and fake. Another fan posted about Whitney’s drama with her friends and said it was funny, but obviously forced for the sake of the show.
Even so, Whitney Thore herself supported the legitimacy of the show. When a fan asked her on Instagram if the show is really scripted, she replied that it is “edited, not scripted”. Although this means that most of the plots are quite legitimate, it suggests that she may have to film some situations several times or add moments of silence to increase the drama. But overall, according to Whitney, My Big Fat Fabulous Life is not scripted.
My Big Fat Fabulous Life: The show features her real friends and family.
One thing that indicates the validity of the show is the fact that Whitney Thore filmed with her family in real life and with her longtime fans from the beginning. The Real Housewives franchise shows can be accused of being scripted because drama is the engine of all shows and women haven’t all been best friends since before they became famous.
With Whitney, on the other hand, it’s hard to accuse her and My Big Fat Fabulous Life of being fake when the cast is made up of real people and not just powerful social media people. And judging by the social media posts between Whitney and Chase, their relationship seems to be the real deal, instead of just another plot point for the good of the show.