Piers Morgan, the British conservative columnist and TV presenter, got into a furious argument with the editor of Cosmopolitan UK whom he accused of ‘celebrating morbid obesity’ for the sake of clicks with the US plus-sized model Tess Holliday cover that has sparked worldwide surprise.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RT nowthisnews "Tess Holliday has landed the cover of UK Cosmo — and she’s telling haters like Piers Morgan to piss off <a href="https://t.co/PstitTNcy1">pic.twitter.com/PstitTNcy1</a>"</p>— chepotle (@konedriver) <a href="https://twitter.com/konedriver/status/1036510738872000512?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 3, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Already last week on social media the Good Morning Britain host had gotten involved in a fiery debate with Ms Holliday herself as he said her cover was 'dangerous' as Britain endures an ongoing obesity crisis, with an epidemic of overweight people costing the NHS billions each year.
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He had slammed the magazine in a tweet last week when it came out, causing Mrs Holliday, who weighs 300 pounds, to hit back and call him 'small minded'.
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Today, Mr Morgan had invited the Cosmopolitan UK editor to Good Morning Britain and told her: “You are celebrating morbid obesity for the sake of clicks.
The glossy magazine's editor Ms Farrah Stoor, shot back at him and defended the cover for “promoting a positive body image.”
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Ms Stoor: “Am I saying that this is OK to look like? Yes I am. The reason she is on my cover is to show that there is a different way to look. We live in a culture that venerates being thin. Someone will see and think: I’m going to feel good about looking like this.”
Mr Morgan: “She’s making tons of money out of being this weight. That doesn’t mean publishers should be encouraging this image, it means she is likely to die quite early.”
“You won’t find a doctor in the world that agrees that this is healthy.”
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