Star Tribune's C.J. calls Julie Nelson and Belinda Jensen, asks them if they're fat or pregnant

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C.J. called two female KARE11 anchors and asked a forbidden question.
It's one of those questions you just don't ask. It's forbidden.

When one of your female friends gains a few pounds, you might wonder to yourself if they're fat or pregnant, but normally, under no circumstances would you actually ask them.

The Star Tribune's C.J. apparently plays by a different set of rules. Because in a column published today, she calls up KARE11's Julie Nelson and Belinda Jensen and directly asks them, "are you getting fat? Or are you preggers?"

In "They'll need a diet at KARE11 after Pomeranz says goodbye," CJ works from the premise ("based on reports from e-mailers") that Nelson and Jensen are looking a little huskier these days. To get the scoop, C.J. called Jensen last Thursday and asked, point-blank: "You're not expecting a baby, are you?"
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C.J. reports that Nelson and Jensen are getting fat.

Jensen's reply: "I think we're just both getting fat."

Why are you putting on pounds?

"I think we're eating because we're sad that Mr. Pomeranz is leaving," Jensen said. Pomeranz is soon leaving KARE11 for a broadcasting job with the San Diego Padres.

Said Nelson: "I know you were told I'm pregnant, and then you were told I'm fat. And the truth is -- drum roll please -- just getting fat. All the emotional eating I've been doing since find out (sic) Mike is LEAVING US!"

Preggers-or-not-preggers controversy aside, C.J. is just lucky Nelson and Jensen are such good sports. My mommy taught me that anyone who asks women such questions should expect a slap in the face -- or, at the least, a curt hang up.

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16 comments
TeaBea
TeaBea

"Preggers-or-not-preggers controversy aside, C.J. is just lucky Nelson and Jensen are such good sports. My mommy taught me that anyone who asks women such questions should expect a slap in the face -- or, at the least, a curt hang up." God, seriously. That is not how I would have answered that question at all.

End Binge Eating Now
End Binge Eating Now

"I know you were told I'm pregnant, and then you were told I'm fat. And the truth is -- drum roll please -- just getting fat. All the emotional eating I've been doing since find out (sic) Mike is LEAVING US!"- Its true that most who gain weight because of emotional eating pretend to be pregnant to save themselves from embarrassment. This just goes to prove that emotions is directly linked to food, causing eating disorder. Thanks for sharing this great article!

Argusshadefoot
Argusshadefoot

C.J. is at best a "journalist" on par with those that wrote for the Weekly World News, her "column" belongs right next to the stories about the Bat Boy and pictures of satans face seen in a volcano cloud.

Solarhiker1
Solarhiker1

Someone should ask C.J. if she is White or colored. I just can't seem to tell.

Mike W.
Mike W.

She is an embarrassment to journalism and the fact the Strib has kept her all these years is yet another reason why I will never subscribe again.

truckload_bear
truckload_bear

Seems that  C. J.'s shitty questions for the Star Trib are on the par with her press release cut-n-paste "reporting" on Fox 9.  Gotta admire the consistency. 

Michelle Walter
Michelle Walter

I kind of thought belinda looked pregnant again; she had a baby a year or 2 ago and she was looking similar. but there are less offensive ways to get that information! Even TV personalities are allowed to struggle with their weight. they are still beautiful!

Northloop
Northloop

Next weeks CJ column....

"Wally the beer man spotted at Super America"

I hope she doesn't get paid for this lame column she writes.

Anon
Anon

This is the worst thing ive ever read in my entire life. Stupid.

David Brooks
David Brooks

C.J. is not a very considerate person and certainly doesn't respect others. Props to Nelson and Jensen for handling this well.

TeaBea
TeaBea

Wait, what? No, it is not true that most who gain weight from emotional eating PRETEND TO BE PREGNANT to save themselves from embarrassment. Where did you get that?

Jody
Jody

She just cakes that make-up on really thick.....so I guess that makes her "colored".

Jody
Jody

Back in the late 90's she referred to KQRS JD Tom Bernard as "Tom Barnyard", referring to his weight.  Some genius listener caught her walking around downtown in a really tight pant outfit and took photos  It wasn't the fact that the outfit she was wearing was WAY too tight for her fat ass, it was the fact that she gave the term "camel toe" a new (and very large) definition.  I swear her cooter was about one foot long.   

Jody
Jody

Especially considering that C.J is a fat fucking sow herself, she really doesn't have any authority to question someone's weight gain.  The Strib really needs to fire this talentless nobody.  

Booya
Booya

That's racist!

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