Former Health Minister Dr. Fuad Khan has apologized to masquerader Candice Santana for his offensive tone and comments.
Santana who played mas this year, shot into the spotlight after she was body-shamed in public and online.
Dr Khan, however, took issue with her weight and fat-shamed her online.
After much backlash and criticism, the former health minister is today saying sorry.
Khan says while he feels very strongly about the issue, it stems from his experience as a doctor.
San Juan/Barataria Member of Parliament, Dr Fuad Khan has responded to the PNm's Women's League saying that he has no problems with them telling him that he needs to lose weight.
Khan posted a response on his Facebook page Tuesday afternoon, saying that he has stopped "stuffing" his "face" and is working out.
The following were the contents of the post.
At least 50 per cent of primary and secondary school children are overweight and are at risk of becoming diabetics.
This startling statistic was disclosed as a Joint Select Committee on Social Services and Public Administration met to examine the current levels of childhood obesity and what the State was doing to promote a healthier lifestyle among children.
Among the initiatives, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health implemented in 2017 was the restriction of sugary drinks being sold in schools.