Piers Morgan reignites feud with mannequin Tess Holliday over plus dimension journal cowl


Piers Morgan has reignited an weight problems row with Tess Holliday after the journal cowl she appeared on final yr acquired an award nomination.

Final October, the plus-size mannequin appeared on Cosmopolitan’s cowl, sparking a debate about whether or not the publication was selling a wholesome physique picture.

Following the quilt’s award nomination for Cowl of the 12 months on the PPA awards Tess tweeted Piers to let him know the information.

“Hey @piersmorgan, because you have been such a fan of my @CosmopolitanUK cowl, wished to let it’s nominated for canopy of the yr,” she wrote final week.

Although Piers didn’t reply on Twitter the divisive subject was debated on ‘Good Morning Britain’ earlier right now.

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Piers Morgan has reignited his feud with Tess Holliday [Photo: Getty/Instagram/Cosmopolitan]

Co-host Susanna Reid posed the query to panellists Dr Miriam Stoppard and plus dimension blogger Jess Millichamp about whether or not celebrating weight problems was harmful or whether or not it was simply celebrating range.

“To place it in context, she’s 110 lbs heavier than me, she’s 11 inches smaller,” Piers responded.

“And that may be a physique constructive picture to be celebrated and successful awards?”

Susanna responded by saying she didn’t suppose it was about selling her dimension, however accepting that some individuals are that dimension.

Jess Millichamp mentioned she thought it was necessary that girls of all sizes are represented within the media.

“If Tess Holliday goes to a physician, he doesn’t have a good time her 300lb dimension, he says to her you’re morbidly overweight and also you’re going to die when you don’t do one thing about your weight,” the tv host continued.

“That’s the truth verify behind this ridiculous celebration of somebody who’s morbidly overweight.”

Dr Miriam Stoppard, who additionally appeared on Monday’s present, agreed. “Normalising, glamorising weight problems is harmful as a result of fats shouldn’t be regular, fats is harmful,” she mentioned.

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Susanna identified that there are many fashions who’re skinny, to which Piers responded: “I’m not discriminating towards fats individuals or very skinny individuals. To me, when you’re unhealthy as a physique, both painfully skinny or painfully fats, you shouldn’t be celebrated and those who put you on covers to promote magazines shouldn’t be successful awards.”

Jess mentioned it wasn’t about well being, however about recognising that there’s a couple of physique sort.

However Dr Stoppard mentioned that you may’t separate weight problems from well being. She went on to warn that people who find themselves overweight can endure from hypertension, coronary heart illness, diabetes and most cancers.

Susanna requested Jess if she thought it was physique shaming to which she responded that it was and that it was about accepting totally different physique shapes.

That didn’t deter the outspoken host, nonetheless, and he continued his rant: “Acceptance of what? Why ought to we settle for anyone for being morbidly overweight? I would relatively try to save her life.”

“It is going to kill her. Sadly, you want somebody to look her within the eye and say this isn’t wholesome.”

Following the talk, individuals took to Twitter to proceed the dialogue.

Some individuals agreed with Piers that weight problems shouldn’t be celebrated.

However others thought all physique shapes ought to be represented within the media.


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