JONATHAN Ross’s daughter Honey, 23, has slammed people for being “fatphobic”.
The 23-year-old yesterday revealed her parents offered her “absolutely toxic” diets when she complained she hated her body as a teenager.
But after growing a “hardened shell” to cope with the abuse, Honey says she was baffled by those sending hate – and then sliding into her DMs to ask her out.
She wrote on Instagram: “I’m not even joking, someone in my comments saying I’m going to die of heart disease is in my DMs asking me out. You couldn’t write it.”
She added: “Also TBH, I know it’s because they wanna f*** me and are angry that’s never gonna happen.
“People in my comments looking for a debate on my exercise regime, diet and lifestyle (which they know nothing about)”.
“Listen to my podcast The Body Protest. Why do you expect me to personally justify my life to you, a stranger??? I’m not going to indulge you and your strange abusive fatphobia.”
“For the overwhelmingly lovely DMs I’ve received – thank you so much and I wish you all the most beautiful journey of self love and self acceptance.
“Let today be the day you start being kind to yourself and your body.
“Truly there’s only a handful of people being outwardly fatphobic.
“And it really does not affect me in any meaningful or long lasting way – more like a momentary annoyance and an anger that what they’ve said would really hurt someone with less of a hardened shell than I have.”
Yesterday on Loose Women, the presenter’s daughter – who is well known for being an activist, writer and advocate for body positivity – revealed how she struggled with her weight as a teenager.
She said she didn’t like it when her famous parents “tried to give her solutions to her problem” which was to “lose weight”.
Honey added: ‘They saw me, a teenage girl coming home saying, I hate my body.
“They tried to give me solutions to a problem I brought to them, which was to lose weight. They presented me with diets and diets, as we know, don’t work and are absolutely toxic.
“My advice to parents is keep that as far away from your children as possible, if you want them to have a good relationship with food and their bodies growing up do not shame them.”