Tue 31 Jul 2012
[Source: NME.com] Professor Green caused online controversy by claiming that bulimia was "an intelligent eating disorder" on Twitter.
In a number of Tweets posted on July 28, the rapper said: "bulimia is quite an intelligent eating disorder… it'd be easier just to chew food and spit it out but still, you get to eat whatever you want and stay skinny. #winning"
He then added: "queue all the people who start telling me how insensitive i am and how bulimia jokes aren't funny yadda yadda yadda… i'm just trying to find a way to be in New York and not become a fat b*stard." He also quoted a line from Nas' 'Queens Get The Money', writing: "'i'm over they heads like a bulimic on a sea-saw'."
The comments made by Professor Green – real name Stephen Manderson – caused a number of his followers on the social networking site to call him 'sick' and 'disgusting', reports Metro, whilst clinical nurse Dan Round commented to The Sun: "There is a lot of stigma and misunderstanding surrounding eating disorders. They are not just about food and wanting to be thin".