Have you ever seen before and after pictures that people have posted and you’re scrolling through the comments and you see someone state “omg you looked SO much better before”, or “the new body on the right is so unattractive”.
I never understand why people would say this. Sure, some people can think one looks better than the other – everyone is entitled to their own opinion on what they consider attractive, obviously. But why do people feel the need to express that negative comment openly to the person? That is still considered body shaming, and is completely unnecessary in my opinion.
Would you ever say to someone who has gained a lot of weight “wow you look so unattractive right now, you looked so much better before”. NO. I highly doubt that, so what makes it right to say to someone who has worked their butt off to get fit? It doesn’t.
All bodies are beautiful. Big, small, short, tall, etc. It’s important for everyone to love their bodies at EVERY stage, and having other people put their bodies down, at any stage, makes it hard for people to do so.
Body image is a touchy subject. So many people struggle with it, but don’t express their struggles. I know, because I used to be one of those people. Self-love is something that takes time if you have struggled with loving your body before. That’s why you never know who you are saying these negative comments to.
Think before you say something. It sounds cliche, but if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it. If someone looks sick – that may be another story, but there is a right way to handle things, and most people don’t go about that way properly.
I’m on a quest to STOP THE BODY SHAMING. Everyone is beautiful, and everyone has the right to FEEL beautiful and be confident in their skin. Compliment others, the world could use more niceness.
Who is with me?
Has this ever happened to you?