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.”
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.
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!