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Mia Freedman is being seen by certain sections of society as a privileged hypocrite

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Apparently she published, then pulled, an article/podcast where she dwelt at length on Roxane Gay's size and the accommodations necessary to have her come to the building to be interviewed(lift size, chair strength etc).

 

Roxane Gay is very hurt and international Twitter is going mad.

 

Do you think she should resign as Chair of the National Body Image advisory group?

 

Edited title as "fire" is not something to make light of today.

 

Edited title again.

Edited by cinnabubble
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Lucrezia Bauble

Yes - I think she should.

 

I'm not a fan of Mia, or Mamamia but this was appalling even by the low standards I have come to expect of her.

 

It's all over twitter if anyone needs to read further - it was so offensive and a shocking breach of confidence.

 

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FEdeRAL

She should just resign from being a mouthpiece for anything and everything

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kadoodle

I don't think Freedman should have been on the board in the first place. What sort of qualifications does she have? Is she a psychologist; psychiatrist; nutritionalist; dr,; nurse; support worker or therapist? No. She's a tin pot celebrity with a mean streak and a rude mouth.

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Riotproof

I've always thought she was an unkind, ruthless person.

 

I guess she's going with "any publicity" for her book tour. I know she's coming to our library to talk.

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~Jolly_F~

She is a disgrace! Claims she is all about feminism but the crap she allows to be publish strongly suggests otherwise!

 

I actually can't believe she is trying to defend what she said by saying it was because of her respect and admiration of Roxanne.

 

Hell yes I think she should resign!!

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purplekitty

Mia has something wrong with her,she seems to lack a moral compass.

 

People and organisations need to make her fade into obscurity by not rewarding her with positions or attention.

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wallofdodo

Oh Yeah, I read it on facebook, not on Mia's page though. OMG I was totally shocked. Yes she should resign.

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Chocolate Addict

I have no idea who Roxanne Gay is but no one, ever, should be fat shamed, especially publicly.

 

Mia needs to shut her mouth on a lot of subject.

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~Jolly_F~

She had posted a hands in resignation with a stupid meme on the mamamia page... she thinks it's a joke!!

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FlamingoG

Freedman is the ultimate Tall Poppy - unable to compete with a woman of actual intellectual substance, had to bring her down somehow. Now cue the tears and 'I never meant...' etc. I loathe her anew today.

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Silverstreak

Yes, she should resign. Cruel, nasty and unprofessional.

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Chic'N'Stu

Christ, what an a**hole

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Mrs Claus

To be fair, yes those things do sometimes need to be considered (I have a friend who is larger then Roxane) but not sure why she felt the need to publish her 'list' ? Was it to make herself look considerate/smart?

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Yippee-Ki-Yay

It is this kind of unbalance that upsets me in this world. The people who have sway and positions of prominence are nearly always horrible people. She should not resign. She should be publicly let go. But people power also needs a good look at here. The media machine has too much power in our lives and we have all forgotten that we tell the media what we want, not the other way around.

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LenaK

I read it on the page yesterday and was appalled that she thought it appropriate to disclose such information - it was cruel and disrespectful. To compound her unprofessionalism, she did not discuss the content of the book or anything about Roxane's challenges and triumphs. It was uncomfortable to read and I certainly hope there are consequences for her.

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~elle~

OMG - Mia / Mammamia should be ashamed of themselves.

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nup

Is super morbidly obese a medical term?

 

I loathe the former cosmo editor. She's daft on a few fronts but

I'm finding the lack of reference to editing after publication to be disorienting. Publishing, then altering content to reframe content is happening largely in response to appropriate backlash but rather than acknowledge an error writers seem intent on defending their ego.

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Mary Whether

She is not nice, and this is not the first time she has totally misinterpreted how her potential audience will feel about something she puts out there.

 

And that is not even going into all the other issues associated with mamamia :no2:

 

Edited to answer your question. Yes, she should resign, but I doubt she will.

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Missy D

Disgraceful behaviour. However, I'm not the least bit surprised. Just another example of how she says one thing but acts in way that reveals her true attitude.

 

I also felt bad for Rosie Waterland who said that she burst into tears when she read it.

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TrixieBelden

It's the glee with which it's written that really horrified me. So cruel and nasty.

 

Mia freedman has always been vacuous but there are times when she is actually harmful. This is one of them.

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JinksNewton

Yeah, saw a cached version of the article on Twitter today, as well as a quote from Roxane and a bunch of tweets from other Australian journalists basically saying how sorry they are that Roxane encountered such a nasty buttmunch in the form of Mia.

It's just shameful, and I bet Mia will either pretend it didnt happen, or will issue a non-pology (sorry if you took my words that way)

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TheGreenSheep

Idiot

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Riotproof

They seem to have gone with a non pology.

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