Mocking and humiliating someone for being overweight is hurtful and cruel. Every one of us has something different about us that people could make fun of. When you are overweight, when someone insults you it is usually the first thing they mention, they fat shame you.
If you are carrying a little extra weight, and you are tired of people making rude comments or insulting you, try one of our clever comebacks below.
If you can think of a better comeback, leave it in the comments below.
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Kate Winslet was bullied and called fat at school
During her We Day speech at Wembley Area, Kate Winselt shared how she was picked on for being overweight in her school days.
I had been bullied at school. They called me Blubber. Teased me for wanting to act. Locked me in the cupboard. Laughed at me. I wasn’t the prettiest. I was even told that I might be lucky in my acting if I was happy to settle for the fat-girl parts. [Casting agents] would say, ‘You’re just not what we’re looking for Kate.’ I’d hear that a lot.
I didn’t lock myself away and give up on my dream. I fought back. I had to ignore the negative comments. I had to believe in myself. I had to choose to rise above it all, and I had to work hard. You have to be indestructible to do what you love, and believe that you are worth it. And sometimes that’s the hardest part. – Kate Winslet
Don’t listen to haters, carry on follow your dreams and keep living your life.
J. K. Rowling talks about fat shaming women
Photo by Daniel Ogren
Why do people treat being overweight as some kind of crime? J.K. Rowling shares her thoughts about the fat shaming.
“Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her.
I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I’m not in the business of being judged on my looks, what with being a writer and earning my living by using my brain…
You would think that JK Rowling’s accomplishments as the worlds best-selling author would be what people focus on, but she even has people commenting on her weight. Why are people more focused on a women’s weight than her accomplishments?
I went to the British Book Awards that evening. After the award ceremony, I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? ‘You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!’
‘Well,’ I said, slightly nonplussed, ‘the last time you saw me I’d just had a baby.’
What I felt like saying was, ‘I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?’ But no – my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!
Tyra Banks was fat shamed by a tabloid
A tabloid posted of Tyra Banks on the beach and made critical remarks about her weight and figure.
Tara responded on her live talk show telling the audience that the tabloid could, “Kiss my fat ass!” Go, Tyra!
Apparently, many models are very insecure about their bodies after having their appearance scrutinized constantly. Ms. Banks seems pretty confident to me, and so she should be, what a beautiful woman.