When a Metro reader said he was “disgusted” by how a family looked like, it prompted an outpouring of people to point out that there was no longer a place or need for body shaming.
Here’s what they had to say…
We tattooed people aren’t all bad!
Darounilu was “disgusted” by an overweight, topless, tattooed, beer-drinking man who burped loudly as he and his family walked past their window, saying he was also “antisocial” and unashamed (MetroTalk, Thu) .
While I sympathize with people’s desire to generally have a sense of decency, I struggle to see what weight and tattoos have to do with it.
Like Darounilu, I love a good quiet read and although I am fully tattooed myself (including poignant book quotes I might add) I myself am civilized and aware that drinking on the street in most areas is illegal.
A person’s appearance does not affect their behavior. I have seen untattooed “gym bunnies” behaving in a similar nasty manner as described. We tattooed people aren’t all bad! Gem, Manchester
True beauty shines from within
Maybe instead of shaming people and jumping up to wave the curtains, Darounilu should let people enjoy the heat in public as they see fit? If you were sitting in your chair reading, then this ‘ugly sight’ would not have been ‘forced’ on you. True beauty shines from within and after reading your letter I would rather have a drink and laugh with the man than be alone reading with you. Barry, Liverpool
Darounilu comes across as very snobby. Burping is not antisocial behavior and neither is having a drink. Di Douglas, London
not very nice
It wasn’t very nice of Darounilu to call people fat. Jackie Collyhurst Manchester
And something else…
Dapper Danny Dyer
I thought it was crazy that Metro said actor Danny Dyer looked “dapper” in a blazer and T-shirt at Wimbledon (Metro, July 5).
This set doesn’t normally go together, especially with a ride like Danny’s. In the same article, actorAndrew Scott was mistaken with the same set. Then, on another page in the same edition, Elvis director Baz Luhrmann also erred, head-to-toe white, including a white cap and black pearl necklace, appearing with Dame Anna Wintour during from a Chanel fashion show.
The only man who can pull off this look is actor Paul Mescal. Roger Federer, meanwhile, just looked “kool” 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 which establishments no longer accept cash, the real reason is that they have to count it at the end of the day. It is for their convenience. It is difficult for the staff who no longer receive tips from change. I urge readers to boycott card-only restaurants. Jay, Hornchurch
I am 46 years old and being very sensitive to light (headaches, nausea and dizziness are daily occurrences), I do not own a smartphone and I feel overwhelmed by this conquering digital age. I have problems with banking, finding jobs, football tickets and sticking to buying things in stores rather than online.
I feel like I’m left behind
My sensitivity to light also prevents me from enjoying concerts and certain movies, where you feel the need to flicker the lights as unnecessarily as possible. I feel like I’ve been left behind. I wonder if there are others in the same boat as me. Michael, Kent
Smartphone addicts won’t be able to resist the Metro.co.uk newspaper!
The one good thing about Adam (MetroTalk, Thu), who prefers ordering digitally because he doesn’t want to talk to waiters, seeming to want a solitary robotic life away from humans, is that he reads a newspaper. Thumbs up, Subway! Al, Fleet
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