Did Tyson Fury just fat-shame Susanna Reid? Good Morning Britain viewers call out boxer after awkward interview
Tyson Fury is returning to the ring! After remaining a no-show for almost two and a half years, the British boxer is all set to make a comeback on June 9 at the Manchester Arena against a yet-to-be-disclosed opponent.
Ahead of the much-anticipated fight though, the former world heavyweight champion, made an appearance on Piers Morgan's Good Morning Britain, where he quite successfully towered over the show's host.
Everything seemed to be going well until 29-year-old Fury made a loose comment about co-host Susanna Reid's body-weight. The context of the statement was Fury's dramatic weight loss on the heels of his comeback fight, which the heavyweight boxer credited to his black coffee regime.
Following which, he turned to Reid and enquired about her preference. "What kind of coffee have you got there?" he asked, to which, the GMB host replied saying, "a white coffee".
"Well change it to a black coffee and you lose them [pounds]... not that you need to!" Fury further responded, leaving both Reid and Morgan stunned at the sudden hint of judgement.
"I just got fat-shamed by Tyson Fury," the English TV personality said, responding to the comment and Fury's vain attempts at neutralizing the situation.
Even Morgan couldn't hold back his surprise and added: "You old charmer. You were doing so well Tyson. Right at the death."
Since the episode aired, several online critics too have called out the boxer.
“I thought Tyson fury was about 40! He’s not even 30 yet wtf,” a Twitter user shared.
As someone else added, "Still can’t believe Tyson Fury is 29. WTF #gmb.”
"Wanted to follow Tyson Fury's training + black coffee/lo-carb diet. But after I went to gym, I had a cup of tea & most of a packet of biscuits. Plus toast. Lots of toast. #FruitShortcake #NotDoingThisRIght," tweeted Reid.
However, given that both Reid and Fury laughed off the discussion, it is pretty clear that there were no hard feelings involved.