When a Metro reader declared that he was “disgusting” about a family’s appearance, it prompted a flood of people to suggest there was no place or need for body shaming anymore.
Here’s what they had to say…
We tattooed people aren’t all bad!
Darounilu was “disgusting” at an obese, topless, tattooed, beer-drinking man who belched loudly as he passed her window with his family, saying he was also “antisocial” and lacked shame (MetroTalk, Do).
While I understand the desire for people to have a sense of decency in general, I can’t see how weight and tattoos have anything to do with it.
Like Darounilu, I love a good, quiet read, and while fully tattooed myself (including poignant book quotes, I may add), I’m civilized myself and aware of the fact that drinking on the streets is against the law in most areas .
A person’s appearance does not affect their behavior. I’ve seen untattooed “gymnastics bunnies” behave in a similarly unpleasant manner as described. We tattooed people aren’t all bad! Gemma, Manchester
True beauty shines from within
Maybe Darounilu should let people enjoy the heat in public as they please instead of shaming people and jumping up and shrugging curtains? If you had stayed in your chair and read, this “ugly vision” would not have been “forced” on you. True beauty shines from within and after reading your letter I would rather have a drink and giggle with the man than sit and read with you alone. Barry, Liverpool
Darounilu seems very snobby. Burping is hardly an antisocial behavior, nor is drinking. Di Douglas, London
Not very nice
That wasn’t very nice of Darounilu to call people fat. Jackie CollyhurstManchester
The elegant Danny Dyer
I thought it was crazy that Metro said actor Danny Dyer looked “preppy” in a blazer and t-shirt at Wimbledon (Metro, July 5).
This ensemble doesn’t usually go together, especially with a tum like Danny’s. In the same article, actor Andrew Scott made a mistake with the same ensemble. Then, on another page in the same issue, Elvis director Baz Luhrmann also made a mistake: All white from head to toe, including a white cap and black pearl necklace, he appeared with Dame Anna Wintour at a Chanel show.
The only man who can pull off this look is actor Paul Mescal. Roger Federer, on the other hand, just looked “cool” in a blazer, shirt and tie. I know there are more serious things going on in the world right now, but… George,London
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Boycott card-only restaurants
As for the debate about the establishments not accepting cash anymore, the real reason is that at the end of the day they have to count it. It is for your convenience. This is hard for the employees, who no longer receive tips due to changes. I urge readers to boycott restaurants that only offer a la carte dining. Jay, Hornchurch
I’m 46 years old and don’t own a smartphone due to my high sensitivity to light (headaches, nausea and dizziness are common) and I feel let down by this all dominant digital age. I struggle with banking, job hunting and football tickets and prefer to shop in stores rather than online.
I feel like I’m being left behind
My sensitivity to light also prevents me from enjoying concerts and some movies where you feel the need to keep the lights blinking as much as possible. I feel like I’m being left behind. I wonder if there are others in the same boat as me. Michael, Kent
Smartphone addicts can’t resist the Metro.co.uk newspaper!
The only positive thing about Adam (MetroTalk, Thurs), who prefers to order digitally because he doesn’t want to talk to waiters and seemingly desires a lonely robot life away from humans, is that he reads the newspaper. Thumbs up Metro! Al, fleet
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