Are super-size clothes making children fatter?
A truly bizarre article. Undoubtedly there's a bit of a problem in the UK with people being overweight for whatever reason, but it seems strange to wag the finger at M&S for supplying clothes that schoolchildren can fit into.
The bottom line is that plus size clothes for children are big business and stores are scrambling to cash in.
‘That High Street stores are routinely stocking outsize clothes for children is extremely worrying.
‘There is an entire industry springing up around obesity, one that seems designed to make being hugely overweight acceptable in a way smoking or binge drinking isn’t.
High Street retailers are happily catering for the fact we are a nation of gluttons. Making plus sizes for adults who haven’t got the self-control not to gorge themselves into morbid obesity is one thing, but plus sizes for children are sickening.
What on earth does Frances Childs think the stores should do instead then? Ban sales of anything over size 10 and send them to school wearing a sack?
And finally, what seems to be an incredibly spiteful and mean-spirited caption under the picture of some smiling children. Go and fuck yourself, The Mail.Have we really gone there? M&S plus size for children, like these models, was launched in 2010