Kathryn Thomas defends Operation Transformation after severe backlash 4 months ago

Kathryn Thomas defends Operation Transformation after severe backlash

"I am proud of this show"

Kathryn Thomas has responded to backlash over Operation Transformation.

The presenter finally addressed claims the show promotes harmful diets and encourages fat-shaming.

She explained that not everyone has to enjoy the show.

Speaking on her Instagram, the journalist said she is proud of the show regardless of the backlash.

"I want to say I am so proud of this show, I am so proud of the people who work on it, I am so proud of the work that it does."

She added: "It is really important, it is an important show and I would not be working on the show as the mother of two daughters if I didn’t believe in the integrity of it.

"There has been criticism leveled at the show. A lot of you on here have been asking “why have you not come out against it and why are you not saying anything?”.

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"I honestly don’t believe in getting into online spats, I don’t block anyone ever," she said.

"I believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, what I don’t believe in is trolling.

"What I don’t believe in is blatantly false accusations and false facts reported, whether it’s here online or in a newspaper, that’s just wholeheartedly inaccurate.

"But as I said everyone is entitled to their own opinion," the mum-of-two added.

Earlier this year, Intuitive Eating Ireland and Jo Moscalu said it is a "weight loss entertainment show".

They also said the show "normalises disordered eating behaviours and perpetuates weight stigma".

Their petition garnered huge support with many agreeing with their views.

"Operation Transformation perpetuates weight stigma in Ireland.

They also said it "contributes to the ongoing discrimination of people in bigger bodies across our country."

What do you think of Operation Transformation?