The Hate know the importance of bombarding women with messages about their weight - they make money from a range of diets featured on their website for one thing.
As I mentioned yesterday, they pretended to care about anorexia in one story, while allowing a so-called 'nutritionist' to label a size 16 woman as 'fat and lazy' (Obsolete has more) and sniped at slim actress Mischa Barton's 'weight gain'.
Here's another example, if you thought yesterday was a one-off.
Firstly, an insight into an anorexic girl's life. This girl has turned her life around and now wants to be an inspiration to others. She looks like this.
Oh dear, that's a shame she had to choose those clothes for the Mail. The Hate's not exactly fond of goths, is it? Remember what Littlecock said when goths were banned from a bus?
My Geordie mate, Black Mike, would take one look at her in her absurd "Goth" outfit and remark: "Gi' us a stick and I'll kill it."
I particularly enjoyed this comment from a sane Mail reader on the anorexia story:
So many of these disorders are triggering by a throw-away remark by someone rude and thoughtless! We should all be a bit more careful what we say to others, especially to impressionable children or adolescents. The idiot who suggested to a 14-year-old Lauren that she should 'go on a diet' has a lot to answer for. Well done, Lauren, for getting yourself well again. You look great.
Now, who on earth would give out the wrong message to women by nasty, bitchy remarks about people's weight when they're not actually fat (not that there's anything right with doing it if people are overweight, naturally)?
Oh yes. The Daily Mail. Alex Curran, WAG and Steven Gerrard's wife, who is a healthy size 10 I should guess, was blasted in the Hate the other day for her 'jelly belly'.
The original story has had a positive spin tacked on the top about Curran looking stylish - and not very fat at all - at Aintree. But the bitchy bile is still there below...
And just to make sure there was no repeat of of an embarrassing tummy-baring incident earlier this week, when she exposed her wobbly midriff in a velour tracksuit - the 25-year-old cinched in her figure-hugging outfit with an extremely wide black patent belt.
Yes, when a demonstrably healthy size 10 woman has a 'wobbly midriff', according to the Hate, what message does that send out? What point is there in the positive stuff about anorexia? Perhaps it could even just be a pre-emptive strike in case someone rightly complains about their evil, nasty, bitching, sniping vileness about women's weight.
*update* A fact surely unrelated to the way in which the Mail slagged off Alex Curran - she advertises her perfume range on the Express's website.
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