There are plenty of successful overweight people in the business world. I think that picking on them is the last "acceptable" form of discrimination.
No, that would be picking on the buxom. At least the overweight people are organized. :p (Not that I'm defending Theresa, who was a complete mess last night. Kind of interesting to see a therapist whose plan of attack is never letting anyone talk.)
Do I think Brent's getting a harsh edit? Partially: they're showing him at his worst, but he's giving them plenty of chances to do so. For me, the tilt factor is his confessionals. Those are his words, in his private moment. It's just Brent and the camera, and if he didn't want to say something that was going to make the whiner edit work, he had every chance to take a few deep breaths and consider his words before launching into his latest bout of Waaaah!titude. To that degree, Brent is a problem, and it's not surprising to see it echo into the tasks.
But at this point, I pretty much believe Brent was cast to lose anyway...