Furious viewers blast ‘beyond stupid’ body-positive coach for saying words like ‘obese’ and ‘overweight’ are ‘OFFENSIVE’ and urging ‘fatties’ to ignore health issues in BBC’s Who Are You Calling Fat?
- Victoria, a participant in the reality show, said that health is a ‘social construct’
- The programme featured a warning about weight from man with Type 2 diabetes
- Victoria railed against the man, accusing Colin of ‘food-shaming’ fat people
- The show next airs on Monday and will be shown on BBC Two at 9pm
Furious viewers have blasted a ‘beyond stupid’ body-positive coach for claiming that words such as ‘obese’ and ‘overweight’ are ‘offensive’ and urging ‘fatties’ to ignore health issues on the BBC show Who Are You Calling Fat?
Angry viewers have slammed the comments for glamourising obesity after one housemate on the reality show said health is a ‘social construct’.
Social media users were left fuming last night following the first episode of the programme.
Victoria (pictured) told viewers that health doesn’t actually exist and is a social construct
They took to Twitter to brand one participant in particular irresponsible, after 35-year-old Victoria, from Northern Ireland, shocked others on the show with her body-positive remarks.
Victoria told a man brought in to reveal how his weight fuelled Type 2 diabetes that he was ‘food shaming’.
She told those who’d tuned into the show that ‘health doesn’t exist’ and dismissed it as determined by societal norms as opposed to science.
Pictured: Miranda, David, Victoria and Courtney, all of whom are participants in Who Are You Calling Fat, which debuted last night
Pictured, left, Jed steps out of the pool on the show and, right, Courtney, in an episode during which people were invited to scrawl on the participants
Chris Owen took to Twitter to brand her a ‘pseud’ as he questioned the accuracy of her claims.
He said: ‘”Who are you calling fat?” Lots of great people in it but that body positivity coach is a f***ing pseud.’
Steve Connolly tweeted about Victoria: ‘The blonde short-haired woman on Who Are You Calling Fat is making money from spreading her deluded views.’
Dr Kate Allatt said Victoria’s claims where ‘beyond irresponsible’ while Sarah Smith asked: ‘Who the f*** is this blonde delusional bimbo?’
Twitter account @_Edsyy said the show was doing her head in and glamourising obesity, as @bendirs1 called Victoria a ‘classic example of woke culutre’.
It wasn’t just viewers who were irritated by Victoria’s claims, a 37-year-old mother Sarah accused her of being ‘brainwashed’.
The next episode of ‘Who Are You Calling Fat’ will air on Monday at 9pm on BBC Two.