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Rupert Murdoch Tweet Mocks 400-Pound Woman, Hates On Welfare

01/15/2013 07:40 pm ET | Updated Jan 16, 2013

Rupert Murdoch has some strong opinions about the welfare system, and he isn't afraid to express them.

On Tuesday, the media mogul tweeted a response to the news that Ulanda Williams, a 400-pound woman, fell through a New York City sidewalk. Rather than express his condolences for Williams, Murdoch tweeted the following:

His tweet, suggesting that programs like food stamps are to blame for Williams' weight, was received negatively by some followers:

Despite the negative response, Murdoch stood by his tweet later in the day and wrote:

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