Reporter Asks Politician How Much She Weighs, Her Response Is Just Everything

What a comeback.

During an interview with British politician Liz Kendall, a reporter from the infamous European-centric tabloid the Daily Mail asked her a pretty personal question: how much she weighed. 

We know this because the writer, Simon Walters, penned a piece about her for the Mail on Sundays and included his question and her answer (despite her telling him not to). According to his piece, when he asked her how much she weighed (yep, he went there), she told him to f*ck off.

In a radio interview with the BBC's Radio 5 Live, she addressed the question, saying she found it unbelievable.  

"I just think its unbelievable that in the 21st century, women get asked such very, very different questions than men," she told the host.


"I cannot wait for a world when women are judged the same as men and not by those kind of questions."

Continue on to watch Kendall's interview.

Walters threw in the weight question along with both political questions as well as how much a piece of her jewelry cost. 

This wouldn't be the first time he mentioned weight in an interview. This March, the same journalist brought up the prime minister's weight loss, saying "he did more than look at himself in the mirror politically. He went on the 5:2 diet and lost 2st." 

Though weight should be personal for any gender, the way he addressed Kendall was more like a piece of meat than an appraisal for an accomplishment: 

"Slinky brunette Liz, or Elizabeth Louise, to give her full royal-sounding Christian names, looks as good in them as slinky brunette Kate. In fact she looks the same weight as the Duchess — about 8st — though when I ask she slaps me down with a raucous 'f*** off!', adding quickly: 'Don't print that,' " he wrote.

Word of advice to Walters: stick to the stuff that matters.

Watch Kendall's response to Walter's question below:


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