Body shaming isn’t restricted to overweight people.
Whether you are skinny, obese, curvy, or somewhere in between, it seems some people love to comment on other people’s physiques and not in a good way. You would think that an overweight person would know this best since we are the ones who usually get bullied because of our weight. However not in this instance.
It seems this particular overweight woman was specifically targetting a skinny co-worker maybe because she was bitter or hated her own body? I honestly can’t understand her reasoning but the co-worker wasn’t going to just sit back and take it forever. She even tried going to HR to solve this issue peacefully but you can scroll below to see how that went.
I’ll be the first to admit that sounds pretty mean but we need to know what prompted this first.
Everyone has their own problems to deal with when it comes to appearance so we should let people be.
Insulting a skinny person’s physique is body shaming. It isn’t allocated to only overweight people.
It is quite clear that she is bitter about her own body and somehow blames other people for it.
I’m not gonna lie, I have thought like this once in a while when I look at my skinny friends but jealousy has no place in it.
At first glance, that sounds mean but so are the things Diane said to her.
It is not the same as a racial slur and you did the right thing.
HR needs to take it seriously or it will get out of control.
Exactly this IS harassment as someone that’s worked in HR. Tell them if they won’t take it seriously maybe their boss will or someone with the state labor board will take it seriously.
That should snap them into gear. Harassing someone about their weight is not okay you should feel safe going to work and eating what you want. –italy2986
She didn’t do anything wrong by standing up for herself.
If you are insulting someone, be able to handle a clap back as well.
It’s a thing.
Trust me. I get it all the time.
If I don’t take potatoes at a family gathering if I bring a salad into the office for lunch if I say ‘no thanks’ to a cupcake at an event.
You just learn to be chill about your decision to choose what goes into your body and then move on with the conversation.
I know that their comments are coming from a place of misplaced insecurity about their own bodies, and I don’t want to go near that emotional labor. –melissaimpaired
How else is she supposed to learn after all?
It might the only way to get her to stop with this nonsense.
What do you think of this instance? Has anything similar ever happened to you? Let us know in the comments below.