Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Must not imply that fat people are fat

Schoolgirl, 12, who suffered years of bullying over her size is left in tears after being given the part of Augustus Gloop in school production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

A 12-year-old girl who suffered years of bullying over her size was left in floods of tears after her school gave her the part of Augustus Gloop in the Christmas play.

Lexi Shaw, from Chaddesden, Derbyshire, was devastated when she got the script through the post with her initials next to the name of the fat young boy from Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

Looking down the script, she feared she would be further humiliated after years of abuse, invited to read lines such as 'Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, I love the chocolate, I must eat all the time, Ummmmm!'

Her parents were 'fuming' with Lees Brook Community School after numerous meetings with teachers about bullying problems since she put on weight a few years ago due to health issues.

In the children’s classic, written by Roald Dahl, Augustus Gloop is fat boy hooked on chocolate who wins the chance to visit Willy Wonka’s factory.

He is eventually forced to leave after falling into a chocolate river - which Wonka told him not to drink from - and being sucked up through the chocolate pipe..

The schoolgirl is extremely conscious of her weight and feared that being forced to perform as the fat and greedy character would lead totally humiliate her in front of her peers.



Anonymous said...

Seems to be some bad judgment there by the organizers.

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals do too much whining