People Are Handing Out Fat-Shaming Cards on London Subways: Read the Note

Commuters on the subway in London
Commuters on the subway in London Alex Segre/Getty Images

Cruel cards. People from an organization called "Overweight Haters Ltd" are leaving their fellow commuters in tears. The unidentified members are handing out fat-shaming cards on London subways to those who they think are overweight.

News of the disgraceful act first came to light via Twitter on Saturday, Nov. 28, and has since gone viral. A woman named Kara Florish posted the card she received over the weekend, which accuses her of gluttony. (According to reports, one man said he saw a woman crying after receiving a note.)

"Our organization hates and resents fat people. We object to the enormous amount of food resources you consume while half the world starves," the note reads. "We disapprove of your wasting NHS (National Health Service) money to treat your selfish greed. And we do not understand why you fail to grasp that by eating less you will be better off, slimmer, happy and find a partner who is not a perverted chubby-lover, or even find a partner at all."

The disturbing message, which is a little bigger than a business card, also noted that being called a "beatiful pig" (sic) is not an insult. "You are not a pig," it reads. "You are a fat, ugly human."

According to The Guardian, police are investigating the matter, and there are rumors that it's a publicity stunt. Still, Florish hopes that the situation continues to cause a buzz on social media.

"I was handed this card this morning on the underground and I would appreciate if people tweeted, posted etc all over the internet," she tweeted on Saturday. "I am not upset myself. I am smaller than the national average and not exactly obese, but this is hateful and cowardly and could potentially upset people struggling with confidence and eating disorders. Please tweet and share this if you are also outraged. Plus – to the person who wrote this card, go back to school, you can’t spell 'beautiful.'"

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