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Giles Coren.....AIBU to want to punch him in the face?

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DeloresJaneUmbridge Fri 10-Nov-17 11:49:30

Fucking arsehole.

Not content with fat shaming his son and using the word “retarded” because he is an arsehole. His only worry about his son is that he might grow up far. He isn’t worried if this happens to his daughter as “there are uses for fat women”.

Fucking arsehole.

Latest article in Esquire magazine.

No Giles, you’re not funny or’re a fucking arsehole.

I don’t care what MY son becomes as long as he isn’t a dickhead like you.

DeloresJaneUmbridge Fri 10-Nov-17 11:50:26

And no I wouldn’t punch him in the face in reality....just lock him up and ban him from writing or speaking his disgusting opinions ever again,

Juanbablo Fri 10-Nov-17 11:52:13

What a nasty person he is.

inchyrablue Fri 10-Nov-17 11:52:34

It is sometimes hard to believe he is related to Victoria tbh.

LemonysSnicket Fri 10-Nov-17 11:55:38

Wow ...ive always loved Giles ( I think find memories log Supersizers Go when I was 13) but that is horrific.
There isn't even really a point to the column ... he just sitters on about how gross it is to be fat and all of the horrible images he had when he cuddles his little boy ...the tone is cruel and pokes fun with contempt ...i don't get it.

LemonysSnicket Fri 10-Nov-17 11:56:27

Fond* witters*

Bloody Samsung

HeartShapedBox Fri 10-Nov-17 11:59:00

What a knob shock

ArcheryAnnie Fri 10-Nov-17 11:59:21

I don't think it's a coincidence that Adele, Paul Hollywood, Diane Abbott, and even Russell Grant have had better careers than Coren....

And he doesn't seem to understand anything about obesity, so it's just ignorant as well as crass and nasty. Poor people are more likely to be fat than well-off people, not less, because when cheap carbs and fat are all you can afford, that's what you eat. All his nonsense about "each actual fat person is blatantly just a badly brought-up, greedy little son of a bitch committing the unforgivable sin of gluttony in a world where there is not enough food to go round" is just factually wrong. He's targetting poor people for the sin of being poor.

YANBU, OP. Don't do it, because going to jail for the sake of a blistering turd like Giles Coren would be a shame, but YANBU to want to.

Therealslimshady1 Fri 10-Nov-17 12:00:24

ok, so he despises and looks down on fat people, disabled people and women.

He is not even funny.

What is the point if him?

What will his children think when they read these articles about themselves?

Typical entitled privileged white male, who has not been challenged on his views often enough....

LaurieFairyCake Fri 10-Nov-17 12:00:28

I wonder what Crimbo is like in Victoria and David’s House when he pops round

Bet they’re whispering about his twattishness in the kitchen and giving him a Tennants Super instead of the decent beer

RaskolnikovsGarret Fri 10-Nov-17 12:01:41

What an unpleasant article - extremely rude to overweight people, and generally offensive and just with such a horrible tone. I don't know his work much, but I didn't think he was such an awful man.

Agustarella Fri 10-Nov-17 12:04:25

Always hated him. Smuggest man alive. The papers are full of arseholes like him who got where they are through nepotism. Just because any literate person can churn out a column doesn't mean the bar shouldn't be set a bit higher than it is.

Agustarella Fri 10-Nov-17 12:06:07

Also, this kind of thing (nepotism and lazy crap writing) is why the so-called legacy media is dying.

user1480334601 Fri 10-Nov-17 12:06:10

Ugh. The ramblings of a repulsive human being. He must be a right miserable cretin inside to spew BS like that out his mouth.

Downtheroadfirstonleft Fri 10-Nov-17 12:07:28

He has a similar approach in The Times. I think he thinks he's being wonderfully witty and at times hysterically self deprecating, but he isn't as funny as he thinks he is and comes across as a total knob...

I quite enjoy the style of humour he uses, but it needs to be better executed...

ScipioAfricanus Fri 10-Nov-17 12:07:28

What a stupid man. Even in as pathetic a magazine as Esquire I would have hoped that they would have stopped short of allowing the adjective ‘retarded’. Is this man’s only achievement not being fat? He seems disproportionately obsessed with it.

Shockers Fri 10-Nov-17 12:07:33

He's getting something of a well deserved bashing on twitter.

maddiemookins16mum Fri 10-Nov-17 12:10:42

He's so up himself he could double as a flag pole.
Typical of his sort who have no idea what the real world is like.

DeputyBrennan Fri 10-Nov-17 12:11:44

Well that was more horrible than I expected, even from him.

Ugh, it’s made me feel quite sad actually.

Mrskeats Fri 10-Nov-17 12:12:01

No yanbu he is tedious, sexist, unfunny, smug, sizist man who needs to just bugger off now.

TheAntiBoop Fri 10-Nov-17 12:12:16

So he has used his own child - who is in no way fat - as justification to write a foul mouthed load of tosh about how he hates fat men? Oh and also some little digs about other parents because he's clearly superior

And the bit where he tells his wife to feed the kid a carrot and she tells him to do it. Does he? Oh no, because feeding the kids is clearly his wife's job.

TealStar Fri 10-Nov-17 12:12:19

What a sad, pathetic narcissist. I actually feel sorry for him; I would hate to be so ugly inside. And shame on Esquire (braying, smug rag that it is) for publishing such shite.

I feel truly sorry for his wife and children too.

Fruitcorner123 Fri 10-Nov-17 12:12:43

I have never heard of this man before and never read anything he's written but surely there has to be some nuance to what hr has written that we are all missing? No-one is that much of a dickhead are they?

Sarahjconnor Fri 10-Nov-17 12:14:25

He always strikes me as very bitter that his sister is the huge intellectual success who's won poker tournaments and is very well liked. They had a super famous father and perhaps he feels he should be the family success rather than the weird AAGill clone he's morphing into.

His only redeeming feature is those funny shows he did with gorgeous sue perkins.

MadeleineMaxwell Fri 10-Nov-17 12:15:00

He really has gone the full Hopkins, just posher. Fucking arsehole.

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