You are a fat, ugly hu­man

Po­lice hunt for bul­lies who hand out in­sult­ing card to women com­muters

Daily Mail - - Front Page - By Tammy Hughes and Bianca Lon­don

BUL­LIES have left women com­muters in tears by hand­ing out cards at­tack­ing those they see as over­weight, brand­ing them ‘fat, ugly’ hu­mans.

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing who is be­hind the printed cards, which were given to women trav­el­ling on the Lon­don Un­der­ground.

The cards, which claim to be pro­duced by an or­gan­i­sa­tion called Over­weight Haters Ltd, have the word ‘fat’ in large let­ters on one side.

On the re­verse, they read: ‘It’s not glan­du­lar, it’s your glut­tony.

‘Our or­gan­i­sa­tion hates fat peo­ple. We ob­ject to the enor­mous amount of food re­sources you con­sume while half the world starves.

‘We dis­ap­prove of your wast­ing NHS money to treat your self­ish greed. And we do not un­der­stand why you fail to grasp that by eating less you will be bet­ter off, slim­mer, happy and find a part­ner who is not a per­verted chub­bylover, or even find a part­ner at all.

‘We also ob­ject that the be­at­i­ful [sic]

‘This is hate­ful and cow­ardly’

pig is used as an in­sult. You are not a pig. You are a fat, ugly hu­man.’ Among those who re­ceived an of­fen­sive card was gym-go­ing NHS worker Kara Flor­ish, from Southend, who was handed one by a mid­dle-aged man.

She said: ‘I’m 30, a size 12/14 and go to the gym twice a week. I’ve never been skinny but don’t con­sider my­self fat, but that’s not the point of this. Even if I was, peo­ple should not be us­ing some­one’s size to bully oth­ers.

‘The man [who handed me the card] was mid­dle-aged, a nor­mal look­ing white man. He didn’t say any­thing, just put the card on my lap and got off the train.’

Miss Flor­ish took to so­cial me­dia to voice her anger at the ‘hate­ful and cow­ardly’ stunt.

She wrote on Face­book: ‘ Dear all, I was handed this card this morn­ing on the Un­der­ground and I would ap­pre­ci­ate if peo­ple tweeted, posted etc all over the in­ter­net.

‘I am not up­set my­self. I am smaller than the na­tional av­er­age and not ex­actly obese, but this is hate­ful and cow­ardly and could po­ten­tially up­set peo­ple strug­gling with con­fi­dence and eating disor­ders.

‘Please tweet and share this if you are also out­raged. Plus, to the per­son who wrote this card, go back to school, you can’t spell beau­ti­ful.’

Yes­ter­day, thriller writer and jour­nal­ist Sean Thomas Knox de­scribed a sim­i­lar sce­nario on a Tube train at Ox­ford Cir­cus.

He told how he saw a young man board the train and give a printed card say­ing ‘You’re fat’ to a girl. Mr Knox said: ‘He jumped off. She read it and cried.’

Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice said they have been told about the group op­er­at­ing on the Tube net­work. A spokesman said: ‘We are aware of the leaflets be­ing dis­trib­uted in Lon­don and urge any­one who has been handed one to call us on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016.

‘The leaflets re­ferred to are from a group called Over­weight Haters Ltd and are be­ing handed out to pas­sen­gers.’

Ap­palled: Kara Flor­ish

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