I thought I’d share with you a great example of weight bullying, which happened to me, from a family member, on my personal Facebook page.
I don’t mean to garner sympathy, I mean to bring awareness to what exactly weight bullying is. It just so happens that this new incident in my personal life is a great example.
It all started when I posted the link to the editorial response I wrote here on BeautyJudy to Jennifer Livingston’s situation on my personal Facebook, and while I know that writing something publicly and sharing it leaves me open to criticism, I was surprised to see criticism come from someone who claims to “love me.” And from someone on my personal Facebook page. Perhaps the public, strangers – but not my own family. I was shocked.
I was also shocked that he would think that what he said would in any way be motivating to, as he puts it, “work harder, not simply whine about these issues.”
Which, if you read my post, was not the point of my editorial. My point was that no one should be bullied or hurtfully criticized about their weight.
As Jennifer said in her response, the cruel words of one are nothing compared with the uplifting shouts of many. Indeed. In addition to the example of bullying, I am sharing this to demonstrate the good countering the negative here. It far outweighs the bad, and I see that now.
I’ve changed names (and used XX for names used within the comments) but left in all grammatical and spelling errors. Here’s the thread:
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