Giles Coren's Article About His 'Fat' Son Makes Me Worry People Have Forgotten How Much Insults Hurt
The first time I remember being told I was too fat, I was six years old. "You were starting to get a waist," my grandad told me, "but you're getting a bit porky now." I think he meant well, but that comment would stick with me for the rest of my life.
Giles Coren's Excruciatingly Cruel Article Reads As Resistance To The Changing Conversation Around Sexual Harassment
The article about his addiction to masturbating included a line about being relieved that his Mum and sister didn't say anything about finding evidence that he'd ejaculated into the sofa because "the never do, do they?". No, Giles. Women never DID. But now we are.
Giles Coren's Article Is The Most Disgusting Thing I Have Read This Year - And I Follow Trump On Twitter
You are vile. I am sorry but you are. You are writing articles that are simply clickbait, which is fine if the magazines commissioning you are happy to be involved in that. But this time you have gone too far.
'I used to be a very angry person.'
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I am not claiming to have been more upset than anyone else; but George Michael's sudden death affected me because he played a part in my life in a way that David Bowie, Prince or George Martin did not. So the next time the Grim Reaper comes calling for a celebrity, I will have sympathy for those that surprise me with their emotions rather than snigger and sneer.
I've always loved bad reviews. Opening the weekend papers, I hope that AA Gill or Giles Coren will have had a negative restaurant experience or watched some bad TV, because their negative comments are written with such exquisite disgust and delicious, satisfying venom.
Not everyone past age 60 is selfish and focused entirely on self-interest - the ones who are selfish at 80 were probably selfish at 40 and the ones who are altruistic at 40 will probably still be altruistic at 80. As a boomer, I am as hacked off at Brexit as the average 40-year-old.
I became really interested in the subject of failure when I was watching my daughter make the transformation from a child unfettered by the constraints of grown-up measurement to one consumed by anxiety over GCSE exams - from glorious freedom of imagination to a dread of failure.
Giles Coren has come under fire for tweeting - and subsequently deleting - a joke about Bond girl Léa Seydoux. The journalist