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What to say when you are called fat

Best ever comebacks if you are bullied for being fat

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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I may be chubby, but chubby can slim down, but ugly just can't be fixed.
All the better to sit on you my dear.
Be careful, I ate the last person who commented on my weight!
Congratulations on achieving your degree in Master of the Obvious.
The only reason I’m fat is because a tiny body couldn’t store all this personality!
Fat is a temporary caloric imbalance, but stupid is a permanent genetic malfunction!

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How to respond when unkind people call you fat

Kate Winslet was bullied and called fat at school

Kate Winslet was bullied for being over weight at school
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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.

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J. K. Rowling talks about fat shaming women

JK Rowlings says stop bullying people for their weight
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

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.

Got any comments, questions or tips for dealing with someone who calls you fat? Share them in the comments below.


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46 Responses

    1. One time this guy called me weak, I called him Voldemort after that

      The next time (this one is actually about weight) he said I was Humpty Dumpty, I then told him, what’s you say captain underpants?

      I now realise I should’ve said,
      “At least I can get information to my head with my thin skull, either you have a thick skull, or maybe you’re just severely stupid. I’m actually very concerned for whoever let you pass pre-k.”

  1. There’s a few I love,
    You’re fat! “Oh go pick on someone your own size! There’s a bus in the parking lot.”
    “What? Is there a mirror behind me?”
    “Ah I see you graduated from the school of obvious, thank you, Captain”
    “Who’s eyes you using? tell them they need a check up”
    “Well I’m sorry my stomach isn’t as flat as your chest!”

  2. (Only say to boys)
    Person: you’re fat
    Me: Awww.. aren’t you sweet! Back at ya, maybe we could workout sometime? Hmmm I know this amazing gym, oops dang it (shakes head*) I forgot it’s only for girls…. actually don’t worry you’ll fit right in!

    Person: no one likes you!
    Me: Well.. the only people who don’t like me, are you and your friends! But you are a bunch of no ones! So I guess no one does like me?!

    Person: you’re ugly
    Me: God made us all beautiful… but what the hell happened to you!

  3. This is the best comeback for fat people like me:
    At least I’m not as poor as you, I can buy as much food as I want.

  4. Yes I am fat, it just reminds people that I am soft. (as I was told by my friend) Some of us like our buns firm, some of us like them soft, some of us like them undercooked so we can go back to the bakery and complain. (looks at person insulting you)

    In case anyone is wondering why a person would like their buns undercooked, some people like to complain so it is an added bonus.

  5. If someone called me fat I would say, “Let’s be honest here, you’re just saying that because you feel insecure about your life so you inflict emotional pain on others for your own, miserable, lonely, pleasure.”

  6. Say : Gosh! Ain’t you skinny!

    Or if they talk of your losing weight, say : Well, I can help you get in shape too.

    You can also answer with crushing looks.

  7. So my friend called me a sack of potatoes and said “you could be like peter Kay, and that’s just the belly!” Like what do I say back someone help me??

  8. I’m getting ready for the chance of food price increases that way I won’t have to worry like you about starving.

  9. I am sorry you’re so ugly inside that you feel like trying to abuse me today. I’m ok with who I am!


    Thank you! I have been working hard to have you recognize my inadequacies. Have a great day!

  10. When the “popular” girl called me fat, I responded with:
    “I’m 70 percent water… I’m not fat, I’m flooded!”

  11. Someone calls you fat, say:
    I like my body, but you don’t have to, bitch.
    I’m preparing for the apocalypse.
    *Just start laughing like a maniac, so it doesn’t affect you*
    You’ll find that some men prefer women who are thick, with big personalities, unlike empty shells like you.
    Um.. Thanks for the compliment.
    At least I’m not genetically stupid.
    Oh, you thought I gave a shit. How thoughtful
    I’m perfect just the way I am, sorry you’re so insecure that you had to ring in with your opinion. Three words, bitch. No. one. asked.

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