It was on this day that German police authorities deported George Harrison from Hamburg after discovering he was under 18 years of age.
The discovery took place on 20 November 1960. Harrison then stayed up all that night teaching John Lennon his guitar parts so The Beatles could continue without him. He left Germany the following day.
Harrison returned to England alone, spending all his remaining money on train tickets, tips and taxi fares. The journey took 24 hours. The Beatles remained in Hamburg for a few more performances until they, too, were deported.
I don’t usually post about things like this here, but I wanted to share this. I’m sorry if this triggers anyone - almost as sorry as I am that people like the author of this article exist. I don’t even care if this is meant to be satirical - “jokes” like this are what creates such a stigma and lack of understanding when it comes to eating disorders and mental health illnesses in general.
The worst thing is, at the worst point in my eating disorder, I could have written an article like this myself, from my own point of view. And reading an article like this would have made me believe even more firmly that I was right. I actually believed that my “fragility” and the effort I put into my appearance (i.e. wrecking my body) WOULD make me attractive to men. THIS WAS A DISTORTED, DAMAGING VIEW WHICH DID NOT NEED ANY FORM OF CONDONING FROM THE MALE OR FEMALE POPULATION.
We do not need more articles like this which perpetuate disgustingly ill-informed stereotypes.