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Clever comebacks when people call you skinny

Funny replies when someone calls you skinny

People consider it rude to mention that someone is overweight but it is fair game to go on about someone being too skinny. Some of the things people say, they would never get away saying the same thing to a portly person.

Skinny girls are used to hearing that you think they need to have a decent meal, yeah, we know that we look like toothpicks, and you don’t need to say we look like a bag of bones either. We know you’d love to have our problem, but please quit saying that we have an eating disorder!

Next time someone says, “You’re so skinny!“ use one of our great comebacks.

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If you ran like your mouth, you would be in good shape.
Jealousy looks terrible on you, yet you continue to wear it.
I can't for the life of me imagine why you would feel the need to have such a vested interest in my weight.

Don't wear skinny jeans unless you have skinny genes!


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Eva Mendes was made fun of  for being skinny

Via Wikipedia 66ème Festival de Venise (Mostra) Eva Mendès

Eva Mendes found her teen years really challenging, she shared “I was a gawky, skinny girl with big teeth and that made me an easy target,” Mendes told The Daily Mail. “I had two bullies and they tortured me all through junior high school. At the time I couldn’t understand why they kept taunting me. Only later could I see that I was showing them my fear and that’s what they were pouncing on.”

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21 Responses

  1. These are great answers. I kinda wonder why people are hating on us for being skinny. At least we are not over weight. Some people just like to hate.

  2. Even better, Too bad you can’t count jumping to conclusions and running your mouth as exercise.

  3. There a bit rough and crude, I prefer wit

    Imagine your in the worst environment and your called skinny (I was there)

    I would rather make my brothers and sisters laugh than hurt them.

    1. Skinny shaming much? And also, skinny girls can have booties. Stop being jealous yourself, and go look under the fat comebacks category:)

    2. it’s sad that you even think it’s cute and funny to try to take down other women, as if we don’t have enough to try to worry about. hating on other girls doesn’t make you prettier. us girls gotta stand with eachother ??

  4. when people say OH YOU’RE SO TALL I say that it’s not that im TOO TALL its that you’re TOO SHORT or when people say OH YOU’RE TO SKINNY I say at least im good in hiding unlike you

  5. i get call skinny anorexic and other hurtful words to me it’s worst then being called fat but now i have great comebacks thanks.

  6. At least I have better chances of surviving a zombie apocalypse OR at least I can run a 100 metres without dying. OR I eat to live, not live to eat

  7. I usually say “And skinny people look good too”..and smoke and walk off. That shows tgem, I have no interest in their mean words.

  8. this one is kind of mean, and i don’t know if anyone should use it but i thought of it while reading these. my grandmother was really skinny and was constantly picked on for it by this woman that was bigger than her in terms of weight, and she just let it slip for months, and finally she couldn’t take anymore of the bullying and said, “why don’t you give me about 20 pounds, and then we’ll both be happy?” and she never bothered her again….

  9. I am really tall for my age and i have a really thin stomach. Im insecure about almost everything and the fact that i cant have a conversation with somenody without them memtioning my height of weight is not making it better. When i tell people to not make jokes about it, they all say “You should be proud stop being selfish!” But how am i supposed to be proud when i dont feel proud?

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