Piers Morgan, the British conservative columnist and TV presenter, got into a furious argument with the editor of Cosmopolitan UK whom he accused of ‘celebrating morbid obesity’ for the sake of clicks with the US plus-sized model Tess Holliday cover that has sparked worldwide surprise.
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Already last week on social media the Good Morning Britain host had gotten involved in a fiery debate with Ms Holliday herself as he said her cover was 'dangerous' as Britain endures an ongoing obesity crisis, with an epidemic of overweight people costing the NHS billions each year.
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He had slammed the magazine in a tweet last week when it came out, causing Mrs Holliday, who weighs 300 pounds, to hit back and call him 'small minded'.
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Today, Mr Morgan had invited the Cosmopolitan UK editor to Good Morning Britain and told her: “You are celebrating morbid obesity for the sake of clicks.
The glossy magazine's editor Ms Farrah Stoor, shot back at him and defended the cover for “promoting a positive body image.”
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Ms Stoor: “Am I saying that this is OK to look like? Yes I am. The reason she is on my cover is to show that there is a different way to look. We live in a culture that venerates being thin. Someone will see and think: I’m going to feel good about looking like this.”
Mr Morgan: “She’s making tons of money out of being this weight. That doesn’t mean publishers should be encouraging this image, it means she is likely to die quite early.”
“You won’t find a doctor in the world that agrees that this is healthy.”
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I don't care what the cultural climate is today, obese women are about as attractive as ____, well, fill in the blank.
I have never been a fan of Piers Morgan but he is 100% correct on this subject. That Blimp is hideous.
In a country with social healthcare let’s parade a massively obese woman on the cover to let the others struggling with weight think we will even put fat unhealthy people on the cover and celebrate them. The message - fuk it someone else is paying for your healthcare!
all of these morbidly obese fat bitches pretend that they want to look like unattractive blobs but in truth, are eating for four people….. this THING made herself even more horrific with tats. i hope she dies of a heart attack. the sooner the better for planet earth.
I'd hit it too - with a stack of dieting books. These disgusting sloths need to be taken to task for their ravenous eating habits, and the people that glorify such disgusting behavior need to be bogged immediately.
Or we could taken a humanitarian approach - send these cows out to pasture in Africa. Let the locals gorge themselves on their fat. Win-win..?