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#MyOzObituary - 'rude' obituary to Australian writer Colleen McCullough mocked online
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Is it rude to describe someone as 'fat' and 'plain' in the opening lines of an obituary? 'The Australian' Newspaper published an obituary of acclaimed author Colleen McCullough with the opening "plain of feature, and certainly overweight, nevertheless a woman of wit and warmth." The hashtag #MyOzObituary quickly appeared with people sharing their "warts n all" mocking eulogies. Many asked if a obituary to a male writer would ever list their physical features before their achievements in life. Author Neil Gaiman and Associate Professor Chris Gunter sent their #MyOzObituary to us. Read the BBC obituary - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31036362 SUBSCRIBE to BBC Trending: http://bit.ly/SubBBCTrending Like what you see? Follow us here: BBC Trending blog: http://www.bbc.com/trending Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbctrending BBC Trending Radio:http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/trends