|Oh Katie-do shut up|
A few weeks ago she was defiantly stating how she wouldn't let her children play with children she deemed to have common names (pity her poor kids, I thought I was embarrassing turning up to the school gates in false eyelashes) and this week she is casting her icy blue eyes on the fatties.
In the latest issue of Reveal mag she claims she would never employ an obese person
"If an obese person came for an interview with me, I would know the moment they walked through the door that they wouldn't get the job. No matter how brilliant, how bright, how good their qualifications or experience, I would not employ them"
Her reasons for this are breath taking in their ignorance
"They just look lazy. I really don't believe that someone carrying 20 stone or similar could move at the speed and pace needed to complete a hectic day of meetings and commitments"
|Yes I'm fat, and yet Ive had a successful career-am I in the minority-not on your nelly|
You see not so long ago it was considered acceptable to discriminate against people of colour, people with disabilities struggled to get gainful employment and women doing anything other settling down to have babies were viewed as socially destructive.
Through years of education and legislation, equal opportunities and the idea of Britain being a fair and tolerant nation has taken root and our workplaces are so much the better for it. So this casual reintroduction of bias based entirely on a persons outward appearance isn't just cruel and insensitive its dangerous.
|Churchill would never make the grade at Katie PLC|
|Sorry Oprah-You are just too fat and lazy|
She of course wheels out the whole "fat people get ill and have health problems" argument. Right so slim and medium build people never get ill? what about smokers, red meat eaters, perhaps you could do background checks to see if cancers run in families-its a silly generalisation with no basis in reality.
As a mother of young children I also wonder how Katie will cope if god forbid one of her kids grows up to be over weight? will she ostracise and marginalise them?
I'm ending this with my recent 5 big fat myths video-please take a look Katie, you might just learn something.
For more of my general musings check out my Big fat thoughts page Ive got more rabbit than Sainsburys
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