Scarlett Moffatt, best known for her frank and hilarious one-liners on 'Gogglebox', has hit back at newspaper journalist Kelvin MacKenzie, after he wrote a less-than-complimentary column about her in The Sun.
She became the inspiration for his latest column, when she opened up about being tested for diabetes, having been told by a doctor that her weight could mean she was in the “danger zone” of developing the disease.
Writing on Monday (18 April) the controversial journalist suggested she was "no role model for young girls" and mocked her appearance, claiming: “You will have seen a lot of Gogglebox’s Scarlett Moffatt of late. And there is plenty to see. It appears Ms Moffatt has not only sat on the tuffet but eaten it as well.”
We’ll leave that there, but suffice to say it goes on and on in a similar fashion.
The column has already sparked a backlash on Twitter, with several users condemning The Sun for publishing such unpleasant remarks about Scarlett’s weight, with others accusing him of “shaming” her.
Scarlett has now publicly responded to the controversy herself, and fortunately, it doesn’t sound as though she’s letting Kelvin’s comments affect her sunny disposition.
Alluding to the Sun column, she said simply: “Don't worry I'm a tough cookie… lovely to know people care.”
She also retweeted a post from one fan who wrote: “Imagine living in a world where Kelvin Mackenzie can decide who is and isn't a role model.”
This is far from the first time that Kelvin Mackenzie’s Sun column has upset readers, though, with his views on the Paris terrorist attacks, Nicola Sturgeon and discrimination against followers of Islam all being blasted in recent history.
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