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An explosive reaction to Jodie Marsh's 'Semtex' weight-loss pills

  • @RebeccaJ

Oh Jodie, love. While we would defend anyone’s right to cover themselves with eclectic tattoos, dye their hair nuclear scarlet and get into spats with Katie Price, she has made something of a slip-up when it comes to branding. Marsh has released a weight-loss aid called – wait for it – Semtex. Like the plastic explosive used by the IRA.

Having been contacted by a relative of victims of an IRA bombing, Jodie apologised on Twitter, saying: “I apologise if I have unwittingly upset anybody with the use of the name Semtex for my product. Obviously, I am completely against any form of terrorism – and wish to make it clear that I have never had any intention to upset any families of the victims of atrocities. I am a renowned anti-bullying campaigner. And terrorism can be seen as a form of bullying.” The worst kind, you might say.