Shameless Daily Mail columnist changes daughter's school as teacher 'too fat'
Oh the Daily Fail, you're the gift that never stops giving.
Today's 'wtf' moment is provided to you by Harriet Freeman, a columnist for the paper, who wanted to share her very important and totally not-stupid views with the world.
Harriet, up there on her ivory tower, has decided to switch the nursery school her young daughter went to after discovering... Wait for it... that her teacher was overweight.
Most parents might be concerned that the teacher is kind, compassionate, and knows how to pass knowledge on to your child. Not for dear Harriet. Here's what she has to say...
'The nursery assistant was clearly a lovely woman: kind and great with children. But as I watched her play with my two-year-old daughter, I felt a growing sense of unease.
She was only in her 20s, but she was already obese — morbidly so. She moved slowly and breathlessly, her face flushed.
Would she, I wondered, have the lightning reflexes needed to save an adventurous toddler from imminent danger?
And what sort of unhealthy habits would she teach my daughter, who would be eating her lunch and tea there each day?
Looking around, I noticed that she wasn’t the only extremely overweight member of staff. I couldn’t help worrying about the message this was sending to the children in their care: that being very fat is normal and — when children adopt role models so readily — even desirable.
My anxiety about this was the main reason I chose not to send my daughter to that nursery, despite its Ofsted rating of ‘Good’. Instead, she goes to another, where the staff are all a healthy weight.'
Wow. Who needs 'don't judge a book by its cover' when you can just refuse to even associate with people outside of what you deem 'acceptable'.
She goes on to explain that being fat has been normalised and, although she has struggled with her own weight, she somehow believes it's contagious?
People in the comments had some harsh words for her.
There were also some people agreeing with Harriet, though, saying that it does set a bad example and encourages more people to be obese.
Obviously Harriet doesn't know how to live and let live. My advice to her: Have a cheeseburger (or a celery stick, whatever makes you happiest) and chill out hun.