Gym warns "fatties"—Aliens will eat you first!

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

If you packed on a few extra pounds over the holiday break, a U.K. gym wants you to know—when it comes time to serve man, you'll be the first one on the menu!

The owners of a health club and spa attached to Cadbury House hotel in Bristol thought a tongue-in-cheek advertisement would be a perfect way to attract new customers. But according to the Telegraph, the newspaper ad below didn't get the club quite the attention it intended.

There have been complaints not only from the general public, but from polticians as well, including councillor Tony Moulin, who said, "I think this sign is insensitive, tacky and could cause offense to some people."

But health club manager Jason Eaton defended the campaign, saying, "The alien campaign has been developed as a tongue-in-cheek look at the fact that people, generally, over the Christmas period do put on a little weight. We do not intend to cause any offense to anyone."

So which side do you think ends up the biggest loser here? The health club with an offensive campaign? Or the people with no sense of humor?

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