'She looks ill' - Former Shameless star Tina Malone criticised by Twitter for 'skinnier' appearance on This Morning
Published 11/08/2016 | 14:48
Shameless actress and former Celebrity Big Brother contestant Tina Malone put Twitter into meltdown when she appeared on This Morning to discuss childhood obesity.
The outspoken actress was taking part in a debate regarding the growing epidemic of childhood obesity in the UK.
She was discussing whether it's okay to inform a parent that their child is overweight, along with journalist Nilufer Atik.
While Nilufer agreed it was okay, Tina disagreed that children should be "fat shamed".
"How dare a man say to a mother your child is fat! There would be war in Tescos if that happened to me," she argued,
"If I saw a parent in the aisle filling their trolley up with junk food it’s none of my business. I don’t want to get knocked out.
"My biggest problem is trolling. What if my teenager is getting bullied, that’s more important to me.'
She continued: "I was a healthy normal little girl till I left home at the age 16, and for some reason I turned myself into a greedy, greedy woman."
However, Tina's appearance soon became the main focus of discussion on Twitter.
The 53-year-old lost 12 stone in the past six years with the help of a gastric band, cosmetic surgery and by embracing a healthier lifestyle.
Earlier in the year, the actress revealed to the Loose Women panel that she decided to have the gastric band fitted after she gave birth to daughter Flame at 50.
Tina, who recently became a grandmother, has shifted from a size 28 dress size to a size 6.
But the comments on Twitter proved that no matter what size you are, people will always have something to say as they took to the social media app to slate her skinnier appearance.
One claimed she was "too racy" for breakfast time TV while another commented that Tina was "putting me off my brekkie".
Tina Malone's face, like a let down whoopee cushion #thismorning— Dazz (@darrenbizzle) August 11, 2016
What has happened to Tina Malone? She looks like a skeleton! #thismorning— Ashleigh Howard (@AshleighHoward_) August 11, 2016
OMG! That's Tina Malone??! What has she done to herself! #thismorning— Mrs H (@Hannahthebaggie) August 11, 2016
#thismorning how old tina malone !! whatever it is... she looks like shes tried to look younger !!— Traci (@t_catttt) August 11, 2016
People need to leave Tina Malone alone. There are certainly nasty people around. She looks amazing. Well done and good luck to her.— Susie Sweets :-D ♡ (@HillySusie) August 11, 2016
Can not actually believe they are saying @TinaMalone23 looks like a skeleton wtf she looks like a good size 10-12 no bones poking out her-— Mellissa Pritchard (@missypritchard5) August 11, 2016