Turning Body Positivity Into a Negative
Whoever said words can’t hurt was lying; negative comments concerning a person’s body image can definitely cause harm. In fact, mental anguish, self loathing and even a feeling of isolation can plague individuals who have been shamed because of the way their body looks.
But like most bad things in the world, social media put a huge spot light on body shaming, Twitter in particular. Using the hashtag #theysaid to verbalize the hurtful, body-shaming comments they’ve been told, Twitter users have given a voice to the pain that lies underneath the exterior.
“You’re Going to be a Butterball”
“Keep eating like that and you’re going to be a butterball.” My Dad when I was 12.
Count on packing on the lbs.
Body shaming can happen to skinny gals too: “You just wait until you’re a teen; 20; 30; 40; menopause…you’ll be fat.” #theysaid #hurtful
Those who are skinny suffer too
“Not everyone can be effortlessly skinny like you.” – Many people, to me, while I silently suffered from a severe eating disorder #theysaid