Wednesday 18 October 2017

BBC presenter 'feels guilty' after telling a stranger in a supermarket she was fat

Stephen Nolan
Stephen Nolan
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Stephen Nolan has told how he feels guilty for telling a stranger in a supermarket she was fat.

The BBC presenter revealed the incident happened last week, telling listeners on his Radio Ulster show that he was in supermarket and had lifted a packet of crisps and a tin of Coke, when a woman approached him.

"She tugged at the crisps and said 'you shouldn't be eating those, look how fat you are'

"What I said back to her was 'well I tell you what, you shouldn't be buying any either, look how fat you are'.

"She was absolutely distraught and thought I had been incredibly rude; it was written all over her face.

"Then I walked away and thought well, have I been rude?

"Maybe I shouldn't have said that back to someone but someone tugging at my crisps and telling me I'm fat, should I not say you're fat too back at them?"

The presenter told the show he has been feeling guilty about the incident since last week.

"This happened to me last week and I feel guilty about it," he added.

Belfast Telegraph

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