Loose Women star causes outrage with ‘thoughtless’ and ‘suffering’ meningitis comment

Sunetra Sarker was criticized by fans of Loose Women for her comments about meningitis on Friday’s episode

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Loose Women star Sunetra Sarker was said to be ‘thoughtless’ by the ‘deeply distressing’ comments she made about meningitis on Friday’s show.

The 48-year-old actress said she would rather deal with “victim meningitis” than look at lice eggs, during a panel discussion on ITV’s daytime programme.

Sunetra – who plays consultant Zoe Hanna in the BBC medical drama – has sparked a flurry of complaints.

Since the episode aired at lunchtime, the charity Meningitis Now has been inundated with complaints about Sunetra’s comments.

Displaced families were “disgusted” by her remarks.

Chief executive, Dr Tom Nutt has urged ITV to “reflect” on whether the comment should really go through.

Sunetra Sarker appeared on Loose Women today


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Dr Nutt said: “We can understand people’s anger at this thoughtless and disappointing comment by Sunetra Sarker on Loose Women today.

“Many people have reached out to Meningitis Now or commented on our online support pages to share their frustration with comments that Sunetra has experienced significant trauma, loss and devastation as a result of the aftermath. result of this disease.

“Meningitis can affect anyone at any age, it can be fatal or it can have long-term consequences.

“Meningococcal disease being mentioned like that is extremely sad for many people, many families have been severely affected by this terrible disease.

She’s been stoned by fans


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“We will be calling on ITV and Sunetra to think about whether this comment should really go unchallenged.”

He added: “At Meningitis Now, we are here to provide emotional, practical and financial support to all people in the UK who have been affected by meningitis, completely free of charge. .

“Whether life after meningitis hangs on you, Meningitis Now is here to give you confidence and hope to face the future.”

On Twitter, people stoned the star.

One person wrote: “Did this really come out of Sunetra Sarker’s mouth today? Equal shock and disgust; such ignorance. People lost their lives to meningitis. Nits don’t come near! “

The panel discusses nits in the show


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A second wrote: “Absolutely OK with Sunetra Sarker on Loose Women Today as someone who fought meningitis on her own and nearly lost her life. I am absolutely disgusting! Totally outrageous! .. “

A third commented: “Not really sure Sunetra should say she’d rather deal with Meningitis than head lice. Head lice are a bit insensitive. #loose women. ”

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