US woman who weighed over 600 pounds criticized for refusing help from TV show

Mildred Europa Taylor April 22, 2018
Schenee Murry (Left)

Indianapolis native Schenee Murry started gaining weight as a child when a cousin molested her.

After hitting 665 lbs and suffering from two miscarriages, the 28-year-old decided to get weight loss surgery with the help of hit series My 600-LB Life TV show.

The show features individuals who weigh more than 600 pounds and highlight the challenges they go through, both emotionally and physically with losing weight.

Murry was on the show put on a strict diet regime and asked to go for mental health counselling by the show’s bariatric surgeon, Younan Nowzaradan, M.D.

However, she never attended the therapy sessions recommended her and rather gained an additional 47 pounds in four months, according to news site People.

US woman who weighed over 600 pounds criticized for refusing help from TV show

Murray on the TLC show

She subsequently left the program and blocked the numbers of her surgeon, Dr Nowzaradan and TLC, after her episode was aired on Wednesday, April 4.

“She made a choice to reject all the help offered to her and do this all on her own now,” the doctor was quoted by Ebony magazine.

Murry claims that the show falsely edited her story to humiliate her for ratings.

She has since started a GoFundMe page to raise money for weight loss surgery on her own.

But people have lambasted her for throwing away what they described as a perfect opportunity for her to lose weight.

Here are some of the responses:



Watch her story on the TLC show below:


Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: September 15, 2018


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