Or from Phat to Fatuous on the Outrage Express… Hold tight… Ding! Ding!
*Okay then, you can play the conductor, Clicky*
Yesterday on my Twitter-feed came the story of a woman in the Midlands. She was offended by some advertising.
A gym responsible for an “offensive” billboard poster has replaced it with one described as “even worse” than the original.
*Stop smiling, Clicky*
Anti-bullying charity Combat Bullying said the poster, which suggests being “fat & ugly” requires “a cure”, gives fuel for bullies to pick on children.
*Knot a charity, Click – knot as far as I can tell. Certainly not a registered one. Perhaps ‘charity’ is the BBC’s new term for ‘pressure group’? Although, possibly ‘group‘ is being charitable… certainly calling that a ‘news’ story is… /rolls eyes*
Fit4Less said their advert in Sawley, Derbyshire, is intended to be “light-hearted fun”.
But Natalie Harvey from the charity said it “absolutely disgusts” her.
She said she was bullied from the age of four for having a “ginger afro” and always felt “fat and ugly” herself.
*What? No, no Clicky. You’re an inter-dimensional alien space dolphin… you’re as bald as a fucking coot!*
“I don’t understand why we are using these kinds of advertising. It’s almost like shaming people.”
Mrs Harvey said she can deal with the advert as a 39-year-old woman…
…but young or vulnerable people might not be able to.
*Whoa. That many children and vulnerable people in Sawley, Clicky? Better rip that poster down right now!*
“If it’s near a pub or where adults frequent I’m not bothered, but it’s a big poster outside a family supermarket,” she said.
*I know. An adult-only supermarket, Clicky? That would be fucking awesome… no more screaming brats hogging the sweetie aisle. Of course, pubs used to be adult-only but then they turfed out all of the smokers…*
*Yes, no… just one last thing…*
The research also reveals youngsters who are bullied are almost twice as likely to go on to bully others.
Have a Song.