Once upon a time, there was fat shaming.
Then the body positive movement came along, which let women put up a fight by creating their own narrative about what it means to love yourself – and to be proud of your body no matter your size.
And while fat shaming is still very much around, on the flip side, we’ve also seen another ugly trend emerging; thin shaming.
The latest victim of this being Holly Willoughby who, when photos of her wearing a floral gown at the Glamour awards popped up, started to receive negative comments about her weight.
People have also begun writing on her Instagram photos, saying that she looks “too skinny” or claiming they’re “worried” about her being too small.
“Holly lost too much weight. It makes her look older,” one commenter wrote on a photo of Holly in some short shorts.
Another said: “She’s getting too skinny- where’s [sic] the curves?!”
Others, however, have jumped to Holly’s defence.
“It’s just as rude to say ‘you’re to thin’ as it is to say ‘you’re to fat’ I bet you wouldn’t say the fat comment to someones face,” one person pointed out.
Another said the comments about the This Morning presenter were “disgusting”:
“The judgemental comments about Holly’s weight are just disgusting,” they said.
“Nobody should ever make horrible comments about someone’s change in body shape.
“As long as Holly is happy then why does it matter?
“Holly, you look absolutely stunning, as always. Love those shorts! You look so happy.”
And one commenter pointed out that when it comes to losing weight, she’s damned if she does, and damned if she doesn’t.
“When she’s fuller some claim ‘fat’. She’s slim now it’s ‘shocking ‘,” they said.
“Say she looks good or say nothing. Leave her alone.”
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