All week long there have been low fat murmurings on social media around BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.
We ignored them. So did everyone else. Until today, when BBC Wales put up a debate on ‘fat singers’.
Anyway, soprano Liz Meister has had enough and she’s lashing back. Liz writes:
When did we all become so judgey? We’ve become a culture of demonisers: everyone is discriminated against in some sense. The overwhelming likelihood is that people are unconsciously transferring their unresolved issues with themselves onto fat (usually female) singers, in the same way that men often transfer their unresolved sexual issues onto homosexuals so they can be angry at them instead of themselves.
Read her full diatribe here. And learn from it, BBC Wales. Learn.