Marie Claire blogger apologises for post on 'fatties'

Post receives over 1200 angry online comments from readers

Marie Claire magazine's sex and relationship blogger, Maura Kelly apologised on Wednesday after her piece on an American television show, in which she made offensive remarks about fat people, drew in several thousand complaints from readers.

Kelly in her blog post - Should "Fatties" Get A Room? (Even On TV?) - about the CBS sitcom, 'Mike & Molly' wrote, "I think I'd be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other,"

She added that she found it "aesthetically displeasing" to watch fat people walk, comparing it to watching "a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroin addict slumping in a chair."

Kelly also alleged that the show- in which the two overweight characters find romance at an Overeaters Anonymous group - promoted obesity.

The post received over 1200 angry comments online from readers, some of whom threatened to cancel their subscriptions, in addition to being slammed by several bloggers and women's websites.

Marie Claire editor Joanna Coles said that over 28,000 complaint emails were received by the magazine.

"I would really like to apologise for the insensitive things I've said in this post. Believe it or not, I never wanted anyone to feel bullied or ashamed after reading this," said Kelly.