You are a fat, ugly human
Police hunt for bullies who hand out insulting card to women commuters
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