A MUM who's constantly shamed for being "too skinny" has hit back at trolls, after being told men won't fancy her without curves.
Mum-of-two Caitlin Fladager, from Vancouver, Canada, says skinny shaming is just as offensive as call someone fat – and should be taken as seriously.
The 27-year-old has been told to "eat a burger" and that "men like girls with meat on their bones”.
In a message to her 334,000 Instagram followers, Caitlin said: “After posting this on here as my profile picture, these are just some of the comments I got:
- "Wow, you make bigger people feel bad about themselves."
- “Are you eating? How is your relationship with food?”
- “I’m all for body positivity, but she’s too skinny.”
- “She’s probably struggling with an eating disorder, or she could be in relapse, or she’s a recovering addict.”
- “Must be nice to be so skinny, I starve myself and I’m not.”
- “Pictures like these show your daughter at a young age she has to be skinny like you. Sad.”
- “Eat a hamburger.”
- “Men like girls with meat on their bones.”
- “I’d rather be beautiful and healthy than a size 00!”
She added: “Skinny shaming is a major issue that isn’t talked about enough.
“We are always taught now not to comment on anyone’s body, not to ask about if someone has gained weight.
“But when has it become okay to comment on someone being small, and assuming drugs, starving themselves, or being unhealthy is involved?
“Please remember skinny shaming is a thing. And it is hurtful.”
Caitlin has a young daughter and son. She previously admitted she smokes weed around her kids but insists it makes her a better mum.
On the body-shaming, Caitlin concluded: “Not all skinny people are starving themselves, or are unhealthy.
“For some of us, it’s just our bodies. It’s who we are.
“Stop commenting on people’s weight, bigger or smaller. Not your body, not your business.”
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