Many parents tend to be overly protective of their children, and there are plenty of good reasons why. But one mom and journalist seems to have taken things too far when she wrote a column for the Daily Mail about an observation she made while she was searching for a nursery for her daughter.
Hilary Freeman woke up to comments on her article labeling her a fat-shamer after she wrote about her experience with the staff at the school she was considering enrolling her child in.
In her controversial article, Freeman explained that although the staff at the London-based school were "kind and great with children," they were also "morbidly obese," hence why she was not comfortable sending her daughter there.
She argued that not only would the teachers be setting a bad example for her child, but they also wouldn't be able to do their job well. Instead, she opted to send her daughter to a school were all "the staff are all a healthy weight."
"What sort of unhealthy habits would she teach my daughter, who would be eating her lunch and tea there each day?" Freeman wrote. "Would she, I wondered, have the lightning reflexes needed to save an adventurous toddler from imminent danger?" she added.
As if this was not enough to get people riled up, Freeman proceeded to shame one of the teacher's appearances, citing that "fat positivity - also known as fat acceptance - has gone too far."
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