UNIMPRESSED Susanna Reid furiously shook her head in a debate about overweight Brits being refused junk meals earlier than accusing him of “fat-shaming”.
The 50-year-old clashed with controversial weight reduction guru Steve Miller who argued excessive interventions ought to be made to avoid wasting lives.
Good Morning Britain debated the thought of overweight folks being turned away from fast-food eating places as weight problems hit 15million within the UK, with 34million classed as obese.
However Susanna could not disguise her disgust about obese folks being “fat-shamed”.
“Steve, that is fat-shaming at its worst, is not it?” mentioned Susanna.
“Are you suggesting if I am obese and I flip up at my favorite restaurant, there’s going to be a fat-shaming safety guard who says ‘no, you are not allowed in, you are not on the skinny listing?”
Steve hit again: “Oh right here you go once more. That will be a bit daft would not it, however each time we elevate these topics we all the time carry up these two phrases – fat-shaming. We have to flip this round and name it life-saving.
“To ensure we glance after these folks, to avoid wasting their lives doubtlessly, we refuse to serve junk meals to them. I make no apology for that.”
Susanna replied: “In order that individual simply goes residence and goes on their takeaway app to order meals or opens their fridge and simply takes no matter is within the fridge.
“Whenever you say you should not use the phrase fat-shaming, that is actually what you might be suggesting occurs to folks as a result of they’ll eat unhealthily at residence.”
Steve replied: “Each time we discuss conquering weight problems you discuss fats shaming.
“We now have to get a grip on this. Persons are dying. We now have to have behaviour altering within the UK and if that is with a little bit of robust love then that is what we have got to do.
“It is not about being horrible to folks it is about altering and reversing these weight problems numbers.”
This Morning’s magnificence journalist Ateh Jewel got here on GMB to argue towards Steve – and the controversy heated up.
“It might be laughable if it wasn’t so harmful,” argued Ateh.
“It appears like a Black Mirror episode. From the age of 19 I doubled in weight and gave myself sort two diabetes.
“I had an incredible physician who mentioned nobody has a meals downside, they’ve a sense downside. The one strategy to sort out that is with love, connection, positivity and inspiring optimistic coping mechanism.
“I used to be consuming my emotions and was very pissed off. Private duty is vital. It is a very harmful state of affairs, I agree, however as quickly as I began doing issues that sparked pleasure, I misplaced 4 stone in 4 months.
“Disgrace kills tens of millions of individuals – it stops folks from getting assist.”
Livid Steve shouted: “Get a grip for goodness sake. We’re speaking a couple of critical sickness.”
Ateh fought again telling him: “We will not present BMI stats for a Huge Mac. That is not a fast repair. It is ridiculous.
“We now have to have conversations about loving your self, empowering your self and connecting together with your physique.”
But Steve suddenly announced: “You’re talking absolute waffle.”
He was shot down by Susanna who told him: “Let’s listen to Ateh because if it’s resulted in a four stone weight loss then it’s worth listening to.”
Ateh continued: “It’s about cutting out toxic people. Food isn’t the problem. It’s like saying an alcoholic is really thirsty because they drink a bottle of vodka. That’s ridiculous.”