A Woman Was Handed A Business Card Fat-Shaming Her From ‘Overweight Haters Ltd’
Sitting on your commute into work, for most people, their greatest concern is whether they’re going to make it to the office on time.
Have they remembered to switch off the heating? What’s on the TV tonight?
The point is, you’re probably wrapped up in your own fog of thoughts that morning, and running through tiny little details in your mind.
For one woman, that quiet time was interrupted when she was handed a business card fat-shaming her on the underground this week.
Kara Florish was travelling on the underground when she was stopped and handed a card which was cowardly, hurtful and hateful.
The cards opening lines read:
‘Overweight Haters Ltd.
It’s really not glandular, it’s your gluttony…’
— Kara Florish (@kflorish) November 28, 2015
Posting the images to her social media accounts, Kara took to Facebook to address the cruel gesture by an absolute stranger. Asking people to post, share and help end the discrimination, Kara wrote: Image: SLiMG
What is even more disturbing than the card is the opinions voiced on group forums supporting the card and its message.
Image: Online forum
It seems Kara wasn’t the only one targeted, with a second twitter user posting this morning:
Young man just got on train at Oxford Circus, gave printed card saying YOU'RE FAT to overweight girl. He jumped off. She read it, & cried. — sean thomas knox (@thomasknox) November 30, 2015
Am 99.9% sure this wasn't staged. She didn't even realise I was watching at first. Her stunned, desolate reaction was very real. Then tears
— sean thomas knox (@thomasknox) November 30, 2015
We’re sure whoever hands out these cards doesn’t wait around to see the pain they cause.