13 Annoying Things Only Thin Girls Will Understand

I’ve been over this before, but it still really ticks me off when people body-shame. I don’t care who you are or what you look like. It’s not okay to shame someone based on their weight, no matter how big or small they are. There seems to be a common misconception that it’s fine to shame thin people because we’re thin and couldn’t possibly know anything about body issues.

Skier Lindsey Vonn has come under fire lately for making a lot of snarky body-shaming comments against thin women including, but not limited to, “I’ve been to a lot of photo shoots and I just see these girls that are really thin…They’re not healthy.” And, “And girls who are that skinny are actually fat. You can see the cellulite on their legs and on their butts.” Oh okay.

It’s good to know that Lindsey Vonn can tell the state of someone’s health by looking at them for five seconds. Granted, being skinny does not automatically mean you’re healthy just like being a larger size does not mean you’re unhealthy. Weight and health are not the same, and we need to stop acting like they are. Unfortunately, I’ve heard it all. Even as an adult, I still get comments from people about my weight, and they’re always annoying.

When people just assume you have an eating disorder because you’re thin.

“You could really stand to gain a few pounds.”

Pants shopping.

When people ask if you buy your clothes in the kids’ department.

Most boots don’t fit right, especially rain boots so you always end up with wet feet anyway.

People telling you that you need to eat a cheeseburger.

Or a cupcake.

Or anything.

When anyone says that you’re so lucky you don’t have to deal with body issues.

When someone asks how often you work out or what your diet is.

When people ask you for diet advice because they think you’re on one.

When people say “Ugh, you’re so skinny, I hate you.”

When people say you that your metabolism is going to catch up to you one day and LOL it’ll be so funny when you’re fat.


 
Do you ever get comments like this about your weight? How do you deal? Tell us in the comments!
 

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  • cherryblossom

    the last time i simply answered : “Not everybody on this earth can be overweight”
    and then i smiled and just walked away haha 😀

    im skinny because of my bone structure and i eat enough…in fact i eat way too much…but i dont gain weight on my legs and arms ….its just my belly that grows haha 😀
    dont let those comments get to you… i mean really… life isnt about being big or small…. big girls can be beautiful and skinny ones too… it all depends on the character and your style! just make sure you re healthy thats all that matters….cause as audrey hepburn said ….. “Happy girls are the prettiest!”

  • Lo Mack

    Yeah, I’m finally a size 2 in jeans…and need to buy new shorts that aren’t so tight but that’s literally taken almost 26 years and a job of sitting almost constantly for me to gain that much weight….which still isn’t that much….it’s really weird how people think it’s okay to come up to me and ask if I have an eating disorder….my doctor thought I had one when I had been getting sick from stress….he would not believe me and neither would anyone else….UGH!! I hate having to have things hemmed or taken in….I’m short and skinny!!

  • Ellie

    I have really high metabolism and I am not as thin that you can see my rib cage but it used to be like that. People ask me if I even eat, in fact I eat too much my mom says. It’s always the ignorant people. Some girls say they want my legs because as I am tall i am skinny. Some bring up tumblr and say that thigh gaps are unnatural. Than they go on about people judging them right in front of their faces like how rude.

  • Ivy

    Jeez THAT is one hell of a problem!
    *You’re so skinny, in case of a gale, you’d be blown away!*
    It gets me so mad, I just smile politely and say “Oh no. I guess I’ll just have to tie myself to you, then, wouldn’t I?”
    Shuts them up all right.
    It’s usually people who have the seemingly *perfect* weight who say these things.
    And to the “You look so unhealthy!” thing, I just tell them my BMI’s just as it should be….and they should get theirs checked as well.

  • 1 am. T

    I know, people freaking STARE at me when i walk anywhere, and also, i am not “hot” well, im pretty, i just mean to say they look at me becuase i look like i have an eating disorder. If your heaver, trust me, its a blessing. When your skinny, your weak. Srsly, i cant walk far without collapseing, i ts not my fualt 🙁

  • Lakota

    I know, people freaking STARE at me when i walk anywhere, and also, i am not “hot” well, im pretty, i just mean to say they look at me becuase i look like i have an eating disorder. If your heaver, trust me, its a blessing. When your skinny, your weak. Srsly, i cant walk far without collapseing, i ts not my fualt 🙁

    • Oops

      It seems i posted twice with two names, sorry

  • birdy

    In middle school I had a ‘friend’ who said this kinda’ stuff to me.

    Also, those last two. WTF how effing rude…

  • Lindsay

    I was on my high school track team but now that I’m at University I haven’t had time the time or motivation to go to the gym. I feel really out of shape and if I say that I need to start going to the gym more regularly my friends make a face and say “Are you kidding?! you don’t have to with your body.” I know, you just assumed that my reason for going to the gym is to lose weight. I don’t even care that I have gained weight, I just care that I feel lethargic and oh so out of shape. I also hate the question “Do you model?” I don’t even know whether or not to take that as a compliment, but no.

  • victoria

    My cousin is slightly chubby while I am skinny (because of my genes) and mt aunt keeps on saying, “I think if you two were dough and we put a bit of her in you, it’d be perfect!” She is a genius, isn’t she, she insults both my cousin and me in one go…

  • victoria

    My cousin is slight chubby while I am skinny (because of my genes) and mt aunt keeps on saying, “I think if you two were dough and we put a bit of her in you, it’d be perfect!” She is a genius, isn’t she, she insults both my cousin and me in one go…

  • orangenarwhalgurl

    these are so relatable…I’m skinny because of my genes, and people say stuff like “you should eat more!” but the truth is I actually eat a LOT. My metabolism is high because I’m a dancer….ugh people…

  • orangenarwhalgurl

    these are so relatable…I’m skinny because of my genes, and people say stuff like “you should eat more!” but the truth is I actually eat a LOT. My metabolism is high because I’m a dancer….ugh people…

  • Ellen

    my friends constantly complain about their weight, saying they are fat, even though they are all healthy and all below a size 10/12. then to make themselves feel better because they think they’re fat, which they are completely not, they say stuff like ‘well guys don’t like skinny girls, only girls like skinny girls’ and ‘thigh gaps are just gross’ and so on, actually gets to me quite a lot, but they just don’t even consider that insulting my body shape might be offensive