This is a new low for the human race
Just when you thought humans couldn’t get any worse, a group calling themselves Overweight Haters Ltd is going out of their way to body shame and humiliate passengers on the tube.
Twitter user Kara Florish, who works for the NHS, was sitting on the tube minding her own business when she was handed this despicable card, which had the word ‘fat’ emblazoned across the front.
Kara posted a picture of the card to her Twitter page, writing ‘was handed this card on the underground. is hateful + cowardly +could potentially upset people struggling with confidence’.
She also took to her Facebook page, writing: ‘Dear all – I was handed this card this morning on the underground and I would appreciate it if people tweeted, posted etc. all over the internet. I am not upset myself, I am smaller than the national average and not exactly obese, but this is hateful and cowardly and could potentially upset people struggling with confidence and eating disorders.
‘Please tweet and share this if you are also outraged. Plus – to the person who wrote this card, go back to school. You can’t spell beautiful’.
She told Mail Online: ‘The man was middle aged, and a normal looking white man. He didn’t say anything, just put the card on my lap and got off the train.
‘I’ve never been skinny but don’t consider myself fat, but that’s not the point of this. Even if I was, people should not be using someone’s size to bully others.’
Kara’s strong, dignified reaction, encouraging others to share the photo, was admired by Twitter users – but unfortunately, it seems she was not a one-off, with other tweets reporting they had seen similar cards being handed out on their commutes, to the devastation of the recipients.
British Transport Police said they are looking into the incident, tweeting: ‘We are aware of the leaflets being distributed in London and urge anyone who has been handed one to call us on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016.’