Good Morning Britain viewers furious after debate about 'fat tax' 4 years ago

Good Morning Britain viewers furious after debate about 'fat tax'

This mornings debate received a huge reaction from viewers.

Lizzie Cundy left Good Morning Britain viewers fuming today after she shared her opinion on the so-called ‘fat tax’ on clothes.

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Cundy appeared alongside former Big Brother star Josie Gibson on the panel to discuss the difference in price in clothes when they are in a bigger size.

Cundy said she believed women who wore bigger sized clothes should have to pay more as it “uses more material and more work goes into it”.

“It’s not a weight issue, does a size 20 dress use more material, yes or no? Yes!” she argued.

Using bedding and curtains as an example, Lizzie argued that more material should mean a higher price.

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Her argument caused uproar among the panel, with Piers Morgan attacking her for what he called ‘essentially a fat tax’ that shames women of bigger sizes.

Piers referenced a number of viewers who wrote in about their medical conditions which have impacted their weight and why it was unfair to punish them for that with the price of clothing.

Lizzie responded saying that “if they have a medical condition they could take their prescription to the shop.”

Viewers were left furious with Cundy’s remarks and took to Twitter to share their shock.

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I think it's unfair to charge more. Bigger sized ladies like myself may have a medical reason for being big not always from over eating and they want to feel good in nice clothes and get hit by a huge price tag.

— stephanie clarke (@stephanieandme) November 13, 2017

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Its discrimination when it comes to bra sizes, I have no control over the size of my boobs but bigger bras are much more expensive, not in normal shops and have no effort put into their designs!

— Rhiannon V (@ReeV1234) November 13, 2017


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