Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Fat Shaming at Old Navy
"Rachel Taylor is taking a personal stand against fat-shaming. The brunette woman is making headlines today after her recent Facebook post went viral, in which she recounts her experience while shopping at Old Navy and shares a disappointing conversation she overheard between a mother and daughter, in which they made fun of a tank top for being large enough to fit multiple people. While the comment was not directed towards Taylor, she admitted, "I couldn't help it; I started crying," adding, "I guess the girl and her mom walked away." "I ended up buying that tank top because, it turns out, I look fierce in it!" Taylor wrote, sharing a dressing room selfie. She later edited her post to include a shout-out to Old Navy, thanking the store for carrying a wide variety of clothing."
Sadly this happens to too many fat women while shopping, fat shaming insults and cracks about larger clothes. She only looks like around a size 18, so those must have been two extremely thin fat phobic women making smart aleck comments about the plus sized clothes. All of us fat women have heard comments about "tents". "muu-muus" and how much fabric plus sized clothes use. It gets old. One hears fat-phobic comments all the time in public even if not personally directed. I'm sure I've heard the same conversation dozens of times during my mid-sized days. Of course us super-duper fat people are never in clothes stores or around anyone thin buying clothes.