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To ask for awesome responses to people who body shame?

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IsChippyMintonExDirectory Sat 13-Dec-14 21:13:13

I'm sick of hearing people around me body shaming others. Someone on my FB commented on A post about an overweight celeb's exercise regime saying "what a fat shit" (I know, I know, but he's related by marriage so I take no responsibility for actually liking him). About 50 tossers "liked" this comment. A few told him off and he responded saying it's ok to point it out as she's an adult in the limelight and "she can't just expect good comments".

SIL was round today talking about it and said she "judges fat people" - when I suggested it was May be nothing to do with her how other people are she played the "strain on the NHS" card. I was triumphant this time though as I calmly pointed out that her being slightly underweight meant her pregnancy was closely monitored and she had scans every 3 weeks. Which technically means her weight cost the NHS money and resources (Disclaimer: I don't have an issue with this was just using it to make a point).

So instead of me just getting the rage and whinging to DH can anyone give me any brilliant comebacks to use when I hear these comments? It's not just those 2 incidents, I seem to see it everywhere these days.

And not that it's the least bit relevant but I'm not overweight.

TimelyNameChangey Sat 13-Dec-14 21:29:36

Honestly? Just block him. Just because he's related to you by marriage does not mean you need him on your social media.

I block all wankers. My profession means that I can't risk having dickheads on my wall.

IsChippyMintonExDirectory Sat 13-Dec-14 21:30:47

Already done when I saw comments! I'm hoping someone will notice and ask why as I will tell them!

TimelyNameChangey Sat 13-Dec-14 21:33:39

Doubtful anyone else will notice Chippy people are so self obsessed.

You can always just say "Oh I really value your opinion because everyone knows you're perfect!" and smile brightly before changing the subject FAST.

WorraLiberty Sat 13-Dec-14 21:35:48

As soon as you find a comeback, they'll find another one, then you'll find another and so it goes on and on...

There's no point in engaging with judgy people because you're unlikely to change their mind, they'll probably think and feel exactly the same...they just wont say it to you.

Everyone judges, just not everyone voices their verdict.

mameulah Sat 13-Dec-14 21:50:17

I managed to say to someone once 'oh , I'm sure they must be dream of becoming an Adonis like you!' I said it quite lightheartedly and it did put him in his place, for a minute or two anyway!

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