(Closed) Spinoff: Select your insult

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What would be the most offensive, hurtful thing to hear from your mother/a friend/a stranger/a man
    Look at that skinny minnie!/You have chicken legs and a flat chest/Eat something you anorexic : (13 votes)
    7 %
    Look at that fat cow!/You are too fat for anything in this store/Lose some weight, fatty : (97 votes)
    55 %
    Both are equally hurtful to me personally : (65 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 3
    1807 posts
    Buzzing bee

    It’s hard to give an answer, because I’ve never been overweight..so I don’t know what it’s like to be called those things. I’m sure it’s incredibly hurtful. I voted off what I know – it’s hurtful to be called anorexic (implying that I starve myself to purposely look this way) when you’re not.

    Post # 4
    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    yeah, I don’t know how we’ll be able to answer this is we’ve never been on the other side.

    Post # 5
    2100 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Gee I have been called both in the past 3 years before and after a car wreck.

    I was very thin after my divorce and a therapist was sure I was hiding an eating disorder people constantly nagged me to eat etc – I hated all of the negative attention.  I was also asked if I had cancer or aids

    I recently posted where I was told by a bridal shop I was too fat to try on any samples.  I was in a car wreck in 2008 that the steroids and bed rest caused me to gain 30 pounds that I cannot lose. My back is in constant pain. Even though I am an average size – I am not saying that I am fat – I am trying to say that being called fat hurts alot

    Ummm can you put an other because they were both horribly painful and totally inappropriate.

    Post # 6
    7777 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’ve been on both sides…. being called fat is way more hurtful, personally.

    Post # 7
    408 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I wish there was an option for both.  As I’ve dealt with both, they’re equally hurtful to me. 

    My body handles stress by causing my weight to flucuate like crazy.  It’s never either way on purpose. 

    Post # 8
    2714 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    They are both equally insulting and hurtful.

    Post # 9
    2422 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’d say they’re equally bad. 

    Post # 10
    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Being called fat is way worse.

    Post # 11
    3068 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’d say being called fat is worse although both are bad

    Post # 13
    2547 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have been called both. I used to be overweight as a child, and I was completely shunned from my peers. As a new kid, that is also fat, it is never easy. I was ridiculed by family, and by friends. It sucked.

    As I grew up I thinned out, and I remember specifically last year after having my son, and breastfeeding, dieting, and working out, I became smaller than I had been in the past years. My best friend said I had no bum, and looked anorexic. Thanks!

    To me, the fat comments hurt the most though, even though the anorexic no butt comments did too.

    Post # 14
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think that they are both hurtful but I find comments about being overweight / fat to be more hurtful than comments about being skinny.

    Post # 15
    48 posts

    I was stick thin growing up and finally filled out once reaching my mid-twenties. I used to cry every night about the name calling I’d get from kids at school AND from my family. I tried all the weight gain supplements in high school (which didnt work) as an attempt to gain weight and feel normal, not to mention attractive to boys.

    So, to me….any name calling refering to fat OR skinny is HURTFUL. No one wants to feel like an outcast or insecure. The pain from being made fun of stays with you for a long time.

    Post # 16
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Definitely the fat comments, because it’s way less socially acceptable than being too thin. Maybe if I didn’t see people like Rachel Zoe and Angelina Jolie all over my tv I’d feel differently.

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