Scottish food blogger Martha Payne became an instant Internet favourite after her innocent blog about terrible school luncheswent viral back in May 2012. But it seems that the administrators at her school have had enough with everyone criticizing their canteen menus.
Last week, Martha posted on how administrators at Lochgilphead Primary School in western Scotland pulled aside the 9-year-old before ordering her to cease and desist:
This morning in maths I got taken out of class by my head teacher and taken to her office. I was told that I could not take any more photos of my school dinners because of a headline in a newspaper today.
I only write my blog not newspapers and I am sad I am no longer allowed to take photos. I will miss sharing and rating my school dinners and I'll miss seeing the dinners you send me too. I don't think I will be able to finish raising enough money for a kitchen for Mary's Meals either.
It wasn't long before fans that follow Martha's blog decided to fight back by starting a vigorous letter-writing campaign and donating more than $35,000 to Mary's Meals. As if that wasn't impressive enough, Martha's father David Payne tells the Telegraph that the family has been offered to appear on daytime TV in Japan and America,
publish a book, and even have her life story turned into a Hollywood movie!
So far, Martha is sticking to her journalistic integrity by choosing to team up with celebrity chef Nick Nairn to help the Argyll and Bute Council develop better school lunches.