Piers Morgan accuses Susanna Reid of ‘fat-shaming’ people in furious rant

Piers Morgan accuses Susanna Reid of ‘fat-shaming’ people in furious rant

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PIERS Morgan launched into a furious rant as he accused Susanna Reid of “fat-shaming” people – and then pretending not to.

The Good Morning Britain presenter argued that harsh jokes about someone’s weight can motivate them to slim down.

Piers Morgan believes in fat-shaming

He was disagreeing with Gavin and Stacey star James Corden who made an emotional plea to American host Bill Maher to stop encouraging fat-shaming after he argued it should make a “comeback”.

‘Fat-shaming only does one thing, it makes people feel ashamed,” said James.

“And shame leads to depression, anxiety and self-destructive behaviour like over eating.”

He argued Susanna does it to him all the time

In a debate on today’s show, Susanna kicked it off by saying: “I think ft-shaming is a horrible term and a horrible thing to do.”

She was then abruptly cut off by Piers who argued: “You do it to me all the time.

“You do it to me on a weekly basis, you fat-shame me, literally.

“And there you are saying ‘oh that’s awful, I would never do that’ after you say ‘you big timber barrel’.”

Susanna denied his accusations, adding: “I literally do not do that.”

The 54-year-old feels he is fat-shamed on a weekly basis at work
Ken McKay/ITV/REX


Piers later fumed: “If someone says you need to lose to weight they can do it kindly or not kindly

Piers added: “We’ve become a society now where we don’t tolerate morbid obesity, we celebrate it.

“Stop celebrating being massively overweight. I don’t know how you get people to lose weight unless you say, come on. Enough.”


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