Call me an intellectual snob if you like but I make no apologies for saying that I can’t bear gossipy, tittle-tattle magazines such as Heat. And, smug as it may sound, I can honestly say I’ve never bought one.
This week, Heat magazine decided to make fun of a disabled child. I won’t go into details except to provide a link to the BBC news report because I don’t want to give the trash mag any more publicity. I certainly refuse to provide a link to the magazine itself.
I feel so furious about it that I just can’t keep my mouth shut. The decision to ridicule a disabled child for entertainment purposes, goes beyond the realms of distaste; the sheer cruelty and the grossly irresponsible disregard for a sweet little boy who happens to be blind and has a growth disorder is staggering.
Making fun of children in the name of entertainment, regardless of any disabilities they may have, is cowardly; it’s akin to attacking the defenceless and in my view, anyone who continues to buy and read this magazine is supporting this sort of conduct.