People are comparing “skinny-shaming” to fat-shaming by making fat-shaming comments. Users are being called out for what many fat activists feel is a false equivalency — they claim there’s no comparison between the struggles fat people face and the ones skinny people do.
The original Trill Will sound was used for something totally different
Now the sound is being used to fat-shame
“OMG, u so skinny,” @_.levresombres._ said, impersonating someone speaking to her.
“Well, you fat,” she responded.
Her caption read,” Body-shaming goes both ways.”
When someone told @officialbeth that they can see her ribs, her comeback was, “Well, I can’t see your neck.”
“Works both ways,” she wrote in the caption.
A TikToker slammed the trend
TikToker @fatfabfeminist addressed the fat-shaming trend.
“I’m so tired of thin women comparing skinny-shaming to what fat women experience,” she said. “Thin people will never understand what it’s like for your existence to be a joke.”
Are fat-shaming and skinny-shaming the same?
The reality is we live in a society where women’s bodies — no matter how they appear — are routinely mocked and scrutinized. Nevertheless, our culture that treats human bodies like trends prefers skinny bodies over fat ones. So while skinny people may have to deal with rude comments they don’t have to deal with real-world consequences.
Not only are overweight people stigmatized in the workplace, but they face stereotypes from medical professionals as well. Instead of receiving treatment, they are often blamed for their own size and conditions. There really is no comparison.
In The Know is now available on Apple News — follow us here!
If you enjoyed this story, read more about why the word “fat” isn’t an insult anymore.
More from In The Know: