The UK edition of Cosmopolitan magazine is under enormous pressure after revealing an upcoming cover will feature a morbidly obese model.

Cosmo’s meaty October issue will feature “plus-sized” model Tess Holliday, who fancies herself a “body-positivity” activist.

TV commentator Piers Morgan was among a buffet of critics who tore into the cover Thursday, calling it “dangerous” and saying it helps contribute to the nation’s growing obesity epidemic.

“As Britain battles an ever-worsening obesity crisis, this is the new cover of Cosmo. Apparently we’re supposed to view it as a ‘huge step forward for body positivity.’ What a load of old baloney. This cover is just as dangerous & misguided as celebrating size zero models,” Piers wrote on Instagram.

The magazine also received a sizable portion of criticism on social media.

Holliday offered a hefty rebuttal in a statement Thursday, saying her “fat ass” wouldn’t weigh heavily on the UK health system because she was American.

“To everyone saying I’m a burden to the British health care system, I’m american so you don’t have to worry about my fat ass. Worry about what horrible people you are by whining about how me being on the cover of a glossy magazine impacts your small minded life,” Holliday said in a comment obtained by TMZ.

Cosmo also gave an ample amount of justifications for the cover in a Thursday article, arguing the oversized backlash was proof the cover needed to happen.


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