This Morning causes outrage after debate on child fat-shaming

Viewers were NOT happy with comments made on the show

This Morning Tina Malone child fat shaming debate

by Francesca Battson |
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Tina Malone appeared on This Morning today and left fans angered after her comments about child fat shaming.

The 53-year-old was on the ITV chat show to talk about her figure and how people have reacted on social media.

Tina has embarked on a weight loss journey over the past six years dropping from a size 28 to a slender 8.

This Morning Tina Malone child fat shaming debate

After having a gastric band fitted and £50k of operations, she also recently told us that she wants to shed her excess skin.

However, the actress’ recent body transformation wasn’t the main topic of debate, as many viewers took to Twitter to share their anger about her “aggressive” comments.

Alongside a lifestyle and fitness journalist, the guests and viewers were shown a picture of a “chubby” toddler, and were asked their opinions on whether you have the right to tell another parent their child is fat.

Tina said: "This is a baby, she's 12-14 months old. How DARE anybody say to a woman, or a parent or a man, your child is fat.

"It's disgusting."

However, when quizzed by Ruth Langsford if she would tell a friend that her child is overweight, Tina’s opinion changed.

“I said to a friend recently, your son eats too much,” she admitted.

“When he’s 18 and he’s sitting on his own, at home, with his crisps and his pasties, on the Xbox 24 hours a day and he's a big fatty, he can't get a bird and he’s got no friends and he’s not running round playing sports, you will be resented. He will resent you.”

Viewers were left outraged by her comments and took to Twitter to voice their thoughts:

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