The 24-year-old businessman staged a real persecution on social networks of his fat neighbor on a plane flight, whose place was next to him. On his Facebook, the young man called the stranger “a piece of bacon,” and that was the softest of his expressions.
In an offensive status on Facebook, he reported this fact and called the woman who had done him nothing wrong, "a big sweaty oily woman ... with a hairy chin and a smelly face, from which she carries raw onions."
The director of a security firm took a picture of a woman who did not know about it and shared the picture publicly. Friends encouraged the man and actively commented on his posts. He claimed that the flight was full of "fat men", and apparently made racist statements about people of Pakistani origin living in Jamaica.
When Openshaw flew to Tunisia and shared photos of the hotel, friends kept asking where his “birdie” was and “if it continues to eat to gain strength”.
Openshaw confirmed to journalists that he wrote these posts, but claimed that he did not plan to make them public. After the media contacted him and asked him to comment on the situation, the man deleted messages and photos.
A charitable organization that helps to overcome excess weight, condemned him for this post and warned that such fetishimming can lead to depression, anxiety, self-harm and even suicidal thoughts of the victim.
Dr. Stuart Flint of the charity, who is also a senior fellow in public health and obesity at Leeds Beckett University, said it was "exactly the same as bullying on the playground."