The recent branding of British heptathlete of Jessica Ennis as ‘fat’, days before she broke a UK record, has sparked criticism of other sports stars.
Jeremy Clarkson, not known for his waif-like figure, called Wayne Rooney ‘a bit on the portly side’ in the latest episode of Top Gear.
Other social commentators have also got in on the act.
Daily Mail columnist, Richard Littlejohn described Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington as ‘looking a bit tubby’ following a recent disappointing performance in the swimming pool.
On the latest Britain’s Got Talent show, Simon Cowell, while commenting on one of the acts, made a remark saying that ‘Usain Bolt is morbidly obese, and has no chance of winning the 100 metres final’.
David Cameron, however, was quick to downplay these outbursts. He said ‘Britain is avidly looking forward to the London Olympics and engaging in lively discussion of the events to come’.
He added ‘One of the reasons that we’ve had to make a U turn on the tax on hot takeaway food is that Nick Clegg might as well have shares in Greggs for all the pasties he eats.
Cameron then continued with the interview by singing ‘Who ate all the pies, who ate all the pies’ ad infinitum.