A mother-of-one has slammed her 'fat-shaming' friend after she commented on her five stone weight gain. The anonymous mother, from the UK, took
A mother-of-one has slammed her ‘fat-shaming’ friend after she commented on her five stone weight gain.
The anonymous mother, from the UK, took to Mumsnet with her rant, and said she’d been left ‘massively hurt’ by her friend’s ‘cruel’ comments.
She explained she’d put on weight from comfort eating after recently having a baby and struggling with an abusive ex-boyfriend.
Other users were horrified by her friend’s comments, with many calling her ‘nasty’ and ‘unkind’ online.
The anonymous woman, believed to be from the UK, said she had taken up comfort eating after recently having a baby and struggling with an abusive ex (stock image)
The anonymous woman shared the story online, posting: ‘Good friend from 15 years plus told me the other day how fat I have become.
‘She didn’t sugar coat it. Just was so blunt.’
She went on to reveal the friend had asked her ‘Eh did you realise how fat you have become?’, ‘How could you not notice?’ and ‘Don’t you weigh yourself each day?’
She said she’d been ‘massively hurt’ when the friend had commented: ‘You got so big.’
The woman went on to say that she had put on five stone in weight after having a baby a year ago and getting out out of an abusive relationship.
She explained: ‘Next day she saw me and asked when I was going back upstairs to get ready – I was already dressed in loose size 20 clothing.
‘Other comments over the rest of the weekend too – she saw my underwear on washing line and started to laugh that I have had to resort to granny pants.
She added: ‘Some of you may not agree but personally I would never ever be so blunt EVER.’
The anonymous user shared several posts on Mumsnet about the disagreement, saying she would ‘never ever be so blunt’ about someone’s weight
She added further detail about the conversation, saying that her friend made comments like: ‘How could you not notice?’
Other users were horrified by the friend’s comment, and took to the site to share supportive words with the mother-of-one.
One wrote: ‘She’s not a real friend. Even if she was concerned that’s not how you talk to Friends. She’s rude and spiteful.’
Another commented: ‘She’s no friend. Unkind and nasty. Use your big knickers to sling shot a rock at her.’
‘No she’s just an abusive, judgemental toxic presence in your life,’ another posted. ‘Shaming someone NEVER helps them. I think it’s time to cut her out if your life. I’m sure you have good people in your life. She’s not one of them.’
Other users were stunned by the conversation, and rallied around her in support, with several suggesting the friend was ‘unkind and nasty’
One shared: ‘She’s not your friend OP. Even if you hadn’t been through the trauma you have been she would still have no right to make you feel the way she has.
‘Bin her, the world is full of people who will love and care for you just the way you are.’
Another commented: ‘No, some people love being unkind like this. It’s only afterwards you realise. I wouldn’t give her the benefit of the doubt unless your certain.’