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Danielle 'Topanga' Fishel Responds After Internet Calls Her a 'Fat Cougar' In Her Wedding Dress

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrities Are Better than You | October 25, 2013 | Comments ()


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Daniel Radcliffe was on the Nerdist podcast the other day, and besides being incredibly charming, geeky as hell, and adorably fawning all over Tom Brady (and Gisele Bundchen), he cited a great quote from The Thick Of It to explain why he doesn’t have a Twitter account: “It’s like opening a door to a roomful of people telling you how sh*t you are!”

That’s sounds about right, and celebrities should probably know better than to read their Twitter responses and Internet comments about them. The Internet can be a cesspool of trolling anal fissures on even those days in which you should be immune from criticism. That did not, however, stop the Internet from attacking how Boy Meets World’s Danielle Fishel looked ON HER WEDDING DAY, suggesting she looked fat in her wedding dress, and calling her a cougar for marrying someone a mere seven years her junior.

Instead of crawling into a corner and crying at yet another instance of Internet asshattery, Ms. Fishel took to Twitter:

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By the way, she looked stunning in her wedding gown.



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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • Sabina

    I think she is great for standing up for herself! Go girl! And as much as I don't think she's fat, AT ALL, I highly doubt she weighs 107 lbs. My own sister is the same height, weighs close to 120 and is thinner. I'd have liked it if maybe she gave her REAL weight.....

  • apsutter

    You realize that weight sits differently on people right? I have a friend who weighs 105 and is incredibly petite and looks just like Danielle. They're both top heavy which makes them look heavier than they are. I guess my point is that you can never tell what a persons weight is just by looking at them because there are so many different body types.

  • BrokenWindows

    Number 1: My parents were 7 years apart. And unless the girl is 15 and the younger partner, it's not a big deal at all.

    Number 2: Topanga is smokin' hot. Even when she was at her heaviest(which still wasn't all that heavy) she was still smokin' hot and I would have killed a puppy to be with her.

  • **I AM** NotTheOne

    I had already seen this and filed it under People/Why they suck.

  • KC

    WTF she looks gorgeous. They are most definitely jealous.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Stupid beautiful girl, daring to be happy. The internet will take her down a peg or two...
    Are all these people possibly vision impaired or something?

  • apsutter

    I knew this was going to happen and I would bet any amount of money that most of those commenters were douchebags from yahoo. Yahoo featured her wedding and I just knew that the cesspool of filth from Yahoo comments would attack her. Fucking assholes

  • KitCatTurner

    She is STILL one of the most gorgeous girls I have ever seen.

  • Bea Pants

    Side note; Can we stop calling women who are younger than me cougars? It's fucking depressing.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Or they could just desist using the term "cougar" full stop.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Agreed, but... Um, as a guy it's... Kinda hot? At least, from my perspective, the whole "cougar" terminology is kind of attractive, albeit while still being problematic.

    Yeah. Okay, so we can just stop it.

  • BlackRabbit

    What's the male term? Can I be an ocelot?

  • Art3mis

    I'm totally with her on how terrible those internet trolls were, but I think responding with her measurements is... counterproductive? Like, it's terrible to call people fat as an insult, full stop. The nasty comments wouldn't be any better if she was in fact fat.

  • Tracey Harrington McCoy

    you're absolutely right. STUNNING.

  • Annika Raaen

    How in the ever-lovin' hell is she fat? Seriously? Her body is delicious.
    Internet...go home. Seriously. And I don't say this as a negative thing AT ALL, but if the internet wants to see a *real* fat cougar, just take a look at my wedding pics. lol I'm seven years older AND actually fat.

  • emmalita

    I aspire to such "fatness"

  • Jezzer

    They're a gorgeous, obviously happy couple. The haters can go fuck themselves.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Even if they were hideous and miserable, people still don't have the right to say such things.

  • J4Sho

    This. Period.

  • Tracer Bullet

    Seven years younger is fine. They should be complaining about the fresh crease in his shorts. What the hell, man?

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Exactly. Not to mention the obvious lateral crease still in existence from the original display folding. Press yo shit, homeboy!

  • Kristopher R

    I'm not mad she married someone younger. I'm just upset that someone was not me.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Does the internet realize that Ms. Fishel has, ummm, certain physical attributes that would cause a loosely flowing dress to drape like that? Attributes that I'm quite in favour of? Internet, you are a fucking moron.

  • Marc Greene

    DEM BEWBZ

  • Tracer Bullet

    DAT ASS.

  • Kathleen Allen

    she is, as bertie wooster would say, full of fizz and ginger. and i salute her.

  • FrayedMachine

    Man, people who shit on other people's wedding days are just terrible, terrible, terrible people. I mean, it is absolutely baffling how entitled people feel in shitting on a day that's supposed to be happy and filled with love. I just don't get that kind of nasty behavior.

  • Jezzer

    Well, it's not the case here, but there are people who turn into entitled monsters for their weddings. Those people deserve every bit of shit they get. But shitting on someone's happiness just to shit on someone's happiness is rotten, I agree.

  • FrayedMachine

    I think someone's shit behavior in relationship to their wedding is neither here nor there because what people, still, should be commenting on is their shit behavior and not the wedding day itself. It's just something that has always irked me and forever will because you literally must only be looking to ruin someone's day or make your already likely shit life seem better if you want to shit on someone else's wedding day. Ugh.

  • Jezzer

    I think you need to split that hair a bit more. The left side's a little thicker.

  • Maguita NYC

    Social Media has some good, and some bad. It takes a while to learn how to navigate, and even then, still.

    I don't care what she looks like and who she married. Congratulations Topanga, may you have a long happy married life, and may you enjoy it whether at 100 pounds or 299.

  • NateMan

    Would you tell that to my mother? Because when she called me the day after my wedding, on my honeymoon, to bitch about how rude my in-laws were by not coming over and talking to her at the reception, I had to hurl my phone across the room to get the rage out. Nevermind that she didn't talk to them either, or had been incredibly rude to them the 2 times they'd met in the past.

  • Wigamer

    Are you my brother?

  • FrayedMachine

    Oh my GOD. it is honestly something that is absolutely infuriating to me for people to try and cause drama for something that -really should be drama free-. I am so sorry that your mom did that to you on your honeymoon and really really hope the rest of it went well without any issues and the day of was hopefully much more happy and love filled.

  • apsutter

    That shit is why I'm eloping lol

  • NateMan

    Bah, she's just crazy. My wife and I had a blast at the wedding and after. :)

  • petitesuissesse

    My mom disinvited me to my own wedding. Why yes, she does remind my of Gemma Teller.

  • Ben

    ... how do you get uninvinted to your own wedding? How is that even a thing?

  • petitesuissesse

    You voice your opinion. My mother is not one to be triffled with. Napoleon would have feared her. Have you ever seen "Mommie Dearest"?

  • Ben

    but like how do you have a wedding without the two people being married? I thought that was like, the one requisit part you had to have.

  • emmalita

    My mother told me the secret to a good wedding is to keep mothers out of it. So far, she has been right. I haven't married and she is now deceased, so I'll never have a chance to test her willpower on that subject.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I had some negative wedding aftermath and one of my friends said that at every wedding, the bride and groom upset either the friends or the family, sometimes both.

  • Mrs. Julien

    When I was 27 years old, I had a boyfriend who was seven years younger and he was so gorgeous that I couldn't believe I was allowed, nay, encouraged, to touch him, and while 27 and 20 is a big age gap, the older you get the less it matters, and to hell with anyone who thinks they have a right to judge, and to hell with the internet for creating the impression that you don't have to act within societal conventions concerning politeness and things we think versus say out loud, and really I just wanted the mention that when I was 27, my boyfriend was 20 and he was beautiful and named Fabio which just added to the joy of the whole thing, and, yes, I will mention this every time something even tangentially related comes up because it was glorious and everyone needs to hear about it.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    I feel like you need to write a novella about Fabio now, I'm totally interested in more details.

    Mr. Syndrome is 2 years younger than me. I didn't think about it until we were engaged and people started telling me I was "robbing the cradle" or "a total cougar like Stiffler's Mom".

    I was confused. It's not like he needed a ride to the mall or someone to score him liquor, but apparently younger dudes are not meant for older women?

    Oddly, my male friends all married younger women and no one said anything to them.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Your mother knows who "Stifler's Mom" is? That's so hep!

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Actually, yeah, she took me to see the movie in High School, we didn't really know what it was about, so it was a fun surprise for us both.

  • My fiancee is significantly younger(while still being on the right side of the 'that's creepy' line. I'm not Hugh Hefner, after all) than I am as well as significantly more attractive and she's encountered her own share of 'Him?' 'Really?' style reactions. At this point in my life, it just rolls off my back like a duck, but she's been known to get sharp with people about it.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Fabio? Are you sure he was real and not something of the cover of a penny dreadful? ;)

  • Mrs. Julien

    He was real and he was spectacular.

    When asked about his name, he said, "It's a better name than being associated with someone like Urkel".

    ...and I just realised that the first syllable of "Urkel" is "irk".

  • NateMan

    She's always had an... odd face to me, I guess. Not unattractive, just odd dimensions or something?

    But fat?? PuhLEASE.

  • IF that's fat, give me a double scoop!

  • Ian Fay

    Like a screen door in a windstorm, I tells ya.

  • JayWantsACat

    My exact reaction, but make mine a double burger.

  • NateMan

    No shit.

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