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Kenneth Tong upsets on Twitter


Kenneth Tong

A former Big Brother contestant – Kenneth Tong – has triggered outrage after referring to what he calls “managed anorexia” on Twitter..

Tong, a self-declared “playboy” from Hong Kong, started invoking the wrath of fellow Tweeters on 1 January when he tweeted updates such as “skinny arms are hot”, “stipulate the Size Zero commandment”, and “Thankful for this global opportunity to help girls all over the world know that to be skinny is to be perfect & to be fat is unacceptable.”

The 25 year old’s irresponsible comments have landed him in the top 10 of all subjects being discussed on social network Twitter. His response to this was to Tweet: “As I’m trending in the United Kingdom and Ireland, I’d like to say: ‘We all can stand to lose some weight, ­especially you and your thighs’.”

Some good has come from this insensitive young man’s thoughtless comments as several celebrities have expressed their disgust at his irresponsible behaviour.

Sophia Bush tweeted: “Dear @MrKennethTong, you are not inspirational. You’re a model for self-hate. You should encourage confidence & uniqueness. Instead you preach same-ness & harm. What happened to you as a child to fill you w/ so much hate that you infect others with it? SAD.”

Whilst Rihanna said: “Girls are dying all over the world because of ignorant individuals like this@MrKennethTong.”

I’m sure Kenneth Tong is just a young man in the public’s eye who thought he was being irreverently motivational to the many young women and men trying to lose weight, but anorexia is a very serious eating disorder which can lead to death and i guess some people don’t see the funny side in that.
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