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Dr. Alex George wrote an open letter to LBC Radio when one of the station’s presenters, 67-year-old Steve Allen, 19-year-old fat-shamed Holly Ramsay, goes on air Wednesday.
Alex, 30, a former Love Island star, told LBC in his letter that he was ‘horrified’ by the remarks and highlighted: ‘Discussions about a young man’s live on air weight are not acceptable.’
Strictly speaking star Tilly thanked Alex for his support, commenting at the bottom of his letter – shared on Instagram – ‘Thank you Alex for your support and kindness.’
Support: Dr. Alex George, 30, writes an open letter to LBC Radio after one of the station’s presenters, Steve Allen, 67, and obese-shamed Holly Ramsay, 19, go live on Wednesday.
THANK YOU: Tough Star Tilly thanks Alex for his support, comments below her letter – shared on Instagram – ‘Thank you Alex’
On Wednesday, Tilly took to Instagram to respond to LBC radio presenter Steve shaming him on his radio show.
In the post, Tilly revealed that she was ‘learning to accept’ herself but was still ‘hurt’ by the shocking comments.
Along with the statement, she also shared a soundbite from Steve’s show, in which she read a comment from a listener alerting them that Tilly was attending Celebrity MasterChef Australia.
Steve – who is on air between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. – commented: ‘Is that? Well, she can’t dance well!
Fat-shaming: On his Wednesday morning show, LBC radio presenter Steve said of Tilly: ‘She’s a chubby little thing, isn’t she. you notice?’
‘I’m already tired of that. It’s a chubby little thing, isn’t it? you notice? Maybe I should imagine his father cooking.’
In his letter, Alex highlights that ‘it is widely recognized how harmful such comments about one’s weight are and the impact it can have on a person’s mental health’.
They also noted: ‘We should not underestimate the impact of such comments, feeding into the perpetual cycle of weight stigma that still exists in the UK.’
Alex captioned his post: ‘Email sent. We stand with @tillyramsay. Anyone affected by these comments please contact the @beatedsupport charity.’
Letter: Alex told LBC in his letter that he was ‘intimidated’ by the comments and highlighted: ‘Discussions about a young man’s weight being on the air are not acceptable’
Caption: Alex captioned his post: ‘Email sent. We @tillyramsay stand with you. For anyone affected by these comments, please contact the charity @beatedsupport.
Tilly replied: ‘Thank you Alex for your support and kindness. you are awesome’
Cleaning it up: Tilly later uploaded a video ad to Spotify as she made an outrageous performance after insult
The therapist, who serves as the UK’s Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the Department of Education, wrote in full: ‘Dear LBC Radio, I hope this gets you well.
“I am writing to you in my capacity as Youth Mental Health Ambassador regarding the comments made by your presenter Steve Allen on LBC Radio this morning.
Steve Allen made the following comments about Tilly Ramsay’s Live On Air: ‘She’s a chubby little thing, isn’t she? you notice? Maybe I should imagine his father cooking.’
He continued: ‘I am absolutely horrified by these comments. It is widely recognized how harmful such comments about one’s weight are and the impact it can have on a person’s mental health.
‘I won’t tolerate people checking my weight’: Tilly hits out at LBC’s Steve after being called ‘chubby little thing’
“We must think about not only the impact on Tilly here that I can imagine, but the potential impact the show could have on its listeners.
‘I am sure the LBC, and Global as a whole, would not condone such comments. We are currently seeing an increase in the prevalence of eating disorders, currently affecting 3.4 million people in the UK.’
Alex said: ‘We…