A woman's image is nothing to mess with or insult, and heaven forbid, someone ever call a woman fat. Well, that is obviously looked at as a "curse" by the group at Warner Bros. and the Scooby-Doo gang. As Yahoo Health reported on Aug. 21, 2014, the gang is dealing with a historic bad guy that puts a curse on Daphne and "curses" her to go from a size 2 to a whopping...size 8.
Yes, that is apparently something that is considered a curse.
The new movie is called "Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy!" and it's obviously a play on Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." It takes the entire group to Transylvania, Pennsylvania where Velma has inherited a cursed castle from a very distant relative.
Upon their arrival and snooping around, strange things begin happening and that includes Daphne being "cursed" from a size 2 all the way up to a size 8.
This has obviously started up a big uproar as many people don't see a size 8 as being overweight or fat and especially not a curse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the average American woman is around 5'4" and weighs about 165 pounds.
By size charts, that's a good bit above a size 8.
As TODAY pointed out, the new look for Daphne is not depicted as a size 8, but much larger than that. Numerous comparisons have the "fat" version of Daphne looking more like an over-inflated balloon than a size 8, average-sized woman.
Warner Bros. has released a statement regarding the situation with Daphne in "Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy!" and have said:
All of our content is run through Standards and Practices, and there is always sensitivity to obesity and self image, especially when it comes to programming made for children and a family audience.
Although you are correct that Daphne becomes bigger in the course of the story, the message is actually a much more positive one.
The plot of the movie involves the Scooby gang becoming cursed and losing what means the most to each of them. Fred loses the Mystery Machine, Shaggy and Scooby lose their appetites, etc. Daphne loses her good looks (mainly her figure and her hair).
While Daphne is at first upset by the sudden change, there is a touching moment where Fred points out that he didn't even notice a change and that she always looks great to him.
At the end, when Velma explains how they figured out the mystery, she points out that the curse actually DIDN'T take away what means the most to each of them: their friendship.
The loss of Daphne's regular appearance is proven to be a superficial thing, and not what actually matters the most to her.