According to veteran BBC newsreader and former “I’m A Celebrity” contestant, obese people are “weak, not ill” and they should be left to lose their lives early to save the NHS money.
He wrote his controversial comments in a piece for Radio Times magazine, and he also said that obesity shouldn’t be classified as an illness because “one is fat because they eat too much”.
He continued by saying that the obese people will leave this life a decade earlier than the rest of us, and he noted that we should see it “as a selfless sacrifice in the fight against demographic imbalance, overpopulation, and climate change”.
He again wrote that “the couch potatoes are weak, not ill., and they should be left alone”.
He questioned recent stats from Public Health England in order to try and balance the argument that suggested that overweight and obesity-related illnesses cost the NHS more than £6.1 billion a year, so he questioned how much an obese person would have cost if they were slim.
He thinks that the freedom to make bad choices is what democracy is all about, and that longevity is not the ultimate goal of life.
NHS guidelines suggest that obesity is a common problem in the U.K., and it is estimated to affect around one in four adults.
The NHS lists the most common cause of obesity as the consumption of more calories – particularly those in fatty and sugary foods – than you burn off through physical activity. The excess energy is stored by the body as fat.
According to the NHS, the most common cause of obesity is the consumption of more calories, particularly those in sugary and fatty foods. However, it can also be caused by underlying health conditions, such as thyroid issues, diabetes, and psychological problems.