Vaz used social networking site Twitter to make the comments
“A bit worried about Home Secretary she is looking a bit thin these days. A new diet or pressure of work?” he tweeted.
How thoughtful. Now, Keith, step into this cupboard for a year or two until people forget about wanting to rip your shiny head off.
Good grief, can you imagine anyone making personal remarks about a male Home Secretary? More to the point can you imagine Keith tweeting: “Home Secretary’s looking a bit of a lard bucket these days.”
“Are you eating properly? You don’t want to lose any more weight you know”
For it’s not just clumsy Keith Vaz at fault. Thin people are considered fair game by everyone while nobody would dream of sidling up to a fat person to say: “Obesity kills you know. Ever thought about stomach stapling?”
But if you’re thin, then look out. “Are you eating properly? You don’t want to lose any more weight you know.”
Call a celebrity fat (as Karl Lagerfeld did Adele) and the world is on your case. But thin women like Keira Knightley, Victoria Beckham and the Duchess of Cambridge are relentlessly criticised “for their own good”.
And Keith Vaz? Bit podgy. New diet, pressure of work?