Published: 11:00, 25 April 2014
| Updated: 11:09, 25 April 2014
A Broadstairs teenager has been hounded off social media after posting a tweet saying women weighing more than eight stone make him "sick" - and should not leave the house.
Edward McEwan - known to his followers as "Ed mac" - tweeted the offensive message just after 1am on Monday.
In the tweet, which appears to have been sent while on a night out, the 19-year-old said: "I'm sorry but if your a girl and weight more than 8stone or taller than 5'8 you shouldn't be out. Too many fattys about making me sick".
But he was then bombarded by messages from both male and female outraged Twitter users - eventually forcing him to delete his account.
One girl called Faye wrote "@Edmcewan22 u do no average weight is probs 8 and a half to 9 stone, u wanna see like a walking pile of bones everywhere or something".
Ryan Crossland wrote: "For lessons on how to rid your life eternally of any female attention, association and popularity, contact @Edmcewan22".
Adam Catchy said: "Hey @Edmcewan22 this is Kelly Brook.. Hottest girl on the planet.. She's 5'6 and just under 9 stone..Your move genius".
Robyn Holley wrote: "Hey @Edmcewan22 I'm a massive 5"11 and I weight 11.6 and you know what? Im a healthy weight!"
Jack Binstead said: "@Edmcewan22 really needs to wake up and realise he's so wrong. Calling girls over 8 stone fat? You need help."
Edward has now deleted his Twitter and Facebook profiles after the string of backlash.
Chloe Sutherland tweeted: "That edmcewan22 kid deleted his account?? should do, too many idiots on twitter??"
However, Lewis Prout took to the social media site to defend his friend, saying: "@Lewis_prout93 I respect my boys no matter what they say or tweet it's banter stop taking it to heart too many keyboard warriors grow up it's a joke."
Edward declined to comment.
According to his maximum allowance, a girl who is 5ft 7in tall and weighing 8st would actually have an unhealthy BMI of 17.4.
To be a healthy, a woman should have a BMI of between 18.5 to 25.
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