OK! magazine have apologised after its latest front cover caused outrage after suggesting Kate will have a “post-baby weight loss regime”.
The weekly celebrity magazine has provoked anger on Twitter and Facebook after it said it had an exclusive interview with the new mum’s trainer saying “her stomach will shrink straight back”, however a spokesman for the magazine has now denied intending to upset anyone.
OK! magazine have been accused of being insensitive for their latest cover. Photo: Rebecca English/Twitter.
“Kate is one of the great beauties of our age and OK! readers love her.
“Like the rest of the world, we were very moved by her radiance as she and William introduced the Prince of Cambridge to the world.
“We would not dream of being critical of her appearance.
“If this was misunderstood because of our cover it was not intended.”
As Prince William and Kate left the hospital, OK!’s royal baby special was already on sale and was quickly criticised across social media sites.
TV and Radio presenter Katy Hill led the complaints as she tweeted for a boycott of the magazine.
“I think all mums should boycott @OK_Magazine for this cover ONE DAY after #Kate has given birth. Really?,” she posted.
Since Tuesday, her tweet has been retweeted nearly 3,000 times and led many others to vent their distress at the cover.
“It’s a shame your new issue is focusing on losing weight after birth. Leave new mums be!,” one mother tweeted, while another said “Leave Kate and William alone.”
“OK should be ashamed! Let the new mother enjoy her time with her baby and leave her alone,” another posted.
Katy Hill has since tweeted that she is pleased OK! have apologised, saying it was the power of the people.
It’s already one of the topics of the entertainment shows. “How will Kate lose the baby weight?” It’s disgusting.
“We would not dream of being critical of her appearance.”
Yeah right! All the media care about is making woman feel like crap because skinny is “sexy”. A lot of young girls develop problems because of what the media pushes as what is “healthy”. If something comes on tv that is critical about how a person looks, I switch it off. I won’t even watch The Biggest Loser. That show isn’t about losing weight. It’s about ratings.
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