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    Quote Originally Posted by Guynavywife View Post
    Ding ding ding!!!
    OOOh I was in san diego and saw a billboard for the "Koalafornia zoo!"
    Koalafornication is what got her where she is now.
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    Noooooo

    Not fat shaming.

    Women's clothes sizes are so freaking ridiculous anyways, I don't understand why anyone would get hurt about someone else commenting on an item's size.

    I went shorts shopping last week and tried on 36 pairs. I got one size 4, one size 6, and one size 10. wtf. Sometimes an XL is genuinely huge, sometimes they're smallish. I bought 2 shirts from Target recently, same brand (Merona) and the tshirt is a large and the tank top is a small and they both fit the same. I know there's a lot of societal pressure to be a "small" size but with the complete lack of standardization in clothing, it's unrealistic to get hurt if an XL in one brand is for obese people yet fits a normal-BMI person in another brand.

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    Just read the article. So she overheard some folks who were shopping together and took offense to something they said? Yep, sounds like today's society.

    NEWSFLASH: NOT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU!

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    #14
    Ugh she's the worst kind of person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by villanelle View Post
    Koalafornication is what got her where she is now.
    This marsupial shaming right here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket_lizz View Post
    Noooooo

    Not fat shaming.

    Women's clothes sizes are so freaking ridiculous anyways, I don't understand why anyone would get hurt about someone else commenting on an item's size.

    I went shorts shopping last week and tried on 36 pairs. I got one size 4, one size 6, and one size 10. wtf. Sometimes an XL is genuinely huge, sometimes they're smallish. I bought 2 shirts from Target recently, same brand (Merona) and the tshirt is a large and the tank top is a small and they both fit the same. I know there's a lot of societal pressure to be a "small" size but with the complete lack of standardization in clothing, it's unrealistic to get hurt if an XL in one brand is for obese people yet fits a normal-BMI person in another brand.

    Soapbox done
    Dude, TRUTH! I think there are a handful of items in my closet that are the same size #. I float between a 10-12, and for some unknown reason I have one pair of pants that are a medium. Um...what?

    I vote for pjs everywhere. Anyone with me?
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    #17
    I love me some Buzzfeed, but sometimes I can't believe they write "articles" about things like this. I don't see it as fat shaming; I see it as someone who wanted to take something personally and get on the intertubez. Clearly, she got what she wanted.

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    I mean... She is not skinny so what does she expect?

    I have picked up clothes at the mall before and said something like I couldn't even fit my leg in this dress.

    Maybe she should go on a diet if she wants to fit in smaller sizes?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitla View Post
    I mean... She is not skinny so what does she expect?

    I have picked up clothes at the mall before and said something like I couldn't even fit my leg in this dress.

    Maybe she should go on a diet if she wants to fit in smaller sizes?
    Um wanna meet up at Old Navy at River City and say that within earshot of me so I can go stomp and cry and post to their FB page and get a giftcard? I'll split the gc with you.
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    #20
    Here's a different version of the story:

    A Teenage Shopper Made Fun Of THIS Plus-Size Shirt. Now Her Powerful Response Is Going Viral!

    To be fair, I'm reading it not as the video creator thought they were talking about her - but that the mother-daughter were generally making fun of plus-sized women - and, since she is one, it made her feel bad. Also, I don't think she used the term "fat shaming" - I think others did.

    I also think there's a pretty vicious cycle when low self esteem leads to emotional eating, which compounds, etc. I can say I understand the video creator's hypersensitivity.

    I just don't know that insensitivity to topics of weight necessarily equals fat shaming.
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