‘Fat shaming’ cards handed out to London Tube passengers

‘It’s really not glandular, it’s your gluttony’ - Woman tweets image of abusive leaflet

Police have urged London Underground passengers to get in touch if they are given offensive leaflets after a woman said she was handed a card calling her a “fat, ugly human”.

Kara Florish, from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, said she was given a card titled "Overweight Haters Ltd" while travelling on the underground.

An image she posted on Twitter showed a card which read: "Our organisation hates and resents fat people. We object to the enormous amount of food resources you consume while half the world starves. We disapprove of your wasting NHS 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.


“We also object that the beatiful (sic) pig is used as an insult. You are not a pig. You are a fat, ugly human.”

British Transport Police said: “We are aware of the leaflets being distributed in London and urge anyone who has been handed one to call us on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016.

Steve Burton, director of enforcement and on-street operations for Transport for London, said: "All of our customers have the right to travel with confidence, and this sad and unpleasant form of anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.

“If anyone is ever made to feel uncomfortable while travelling they should immediately report it to station staff or a police officer.”