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Piers Morgan slams ‘disgusting’ magazine cover as he accuses it of ‘glamorising obesity’

The GMB star took issue at a plus-sized model on Cosmopolitan's cover

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Piers Morgan has slammed Cosmopolitan as “shamefully irresponsible” for featuring a plus-sized model on their latest cover.

The GMB host, 55, took aim at the magazine’s body positive message on Twitter.

The cover shows the stunning model in a yoga pose, alongside the headline: “This is healthy”.

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Piers Morgan slammed Cosmopolitan for ‘glamorising obesity’ (Credit: SplashNews.com)

What did Piers Morgan say?

Taking offence to the cover, Piers tweeted: “No, it’s not.

“And given that obesity is a major factor in why many get severe COVID illness.

“This @CosmopolitanUK cover is shamefully irresponsible.”

The post was met to a string of user replies, including former Love Island contestant Malin Anderson.

Hitting back, she said: “You are disgusting.”

Malin’s comment didn’t go unnoticed by the GMB star, who was quick to give his opinion.

The presenter replied: “Actually, what’s ‘disgusting’ is a big-selling magazine glamourising obesity at the height of a pandemic involving a virus that targets obese people more than any other weight-group.”

What did Twitter say?

Meanwhile, users were left fuming by Piers’ opinion.

One said: “Piers don’t be dumb. To classify her as obese you have to know her BMI. You clearly don’t and you’re making baseless assumptions!”

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Piers called the magazine ‘disgusting’ (Credit: SplashNews.com)

A second wrote: “You cannot judge health by weight.”

A third added: “I think it’s all about accepting your body.”

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But some agreed with Piers, saying: “The science says he is right though.”

A second commented: “Completely agree with Morgan.”

Piers slammed Cosmo in 2018 (Credit: SplashNews.com)

It isn’t the first time Piers has taken issue with Cosmopolitan.

Back in 2018, Piers called out 300lb plus-sized model Tess Holliday after she graced their cover.

Writing for the Daily Mail column, Piers said: “It was a very striking, newsworthy cover because you are 5ft 3in and weigh over 300lbs.

“As such, you are someone suffering from morbid obesity.

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“That’s not me being a ‘fat-shaming douchebag’ as your legion of fans will doubtless immediately scream.

“That’s just a fact.”

It didn’t take long for Tess to fire back, claiming Piers was “obsessed with her”.

The model added: “Makes me feel like you’re almost into thicker girls and too afraid to admit it.”

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