Jenifer Ringer Reacts To Critic’s CommentsBy Swatilekha Paul, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
NEW YORK (GaeaTimes.com)- A New York City ballerina who was criticized by a leading critic for being overweight during her performance as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the New York City Ballet production of ‘The Nutcracker’ has reacted to the maligning comments. The noted ballet dancer Jenifer Ringer appeared on the ‘Today’ show of NBC where she talked at lengths about the controversy that ensued after a reputed critic wrote in his review that the 37-year-old dancer ‘looked as if she’d eaten one sugar plum too many.’ The review that was written by leading ballet critic Alastair MaCaulay in a reputed newspaper gained extensive negative attention across the web with many netizens defending Jenifer Ringer.
The widespread support that Jenifer Ringer received from many people on the web was mainly owing to the fact that the renowned ballet dancer is known to have been struggling with issues such as anorexia as well as compulsive eating but was able to overcome them to become one of the most popular dancers of the New York City Ballet. Meanwhile, in her television interview on the hit NBC chat show, Jenifer Ringer stressed that despite the fact that the remarks surely made her feel bad initially, it dawned upon her that as a dancer, she puts herself out to be criticized while adding that her body was just nothing but a part of her art form.
While reiterating that she could not be described as overweight, Jenifer Ringer also emphasized that the scathing remarks is the opinion of a single person and also expressed hope that the other 2,000 people who watched the show must have felt otherwise.
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