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roarityroar Sat 11-Mar-17 16:20:06

Because a man I don't know at the bar said "oh wow, you look just like Bridget Jones!"?

I'm 28 and not that it matters a size 8. I've had a hugely difficult week and felt quite confident today and now I feel crushed and stupid and fat and disgusting.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Sat 11-Mar-17 16:21:33

??? I think Bridget Jones is really pretty!

witsender Sat 11-Mar-17 16:21:48

What's wrong with looking like Bridget Jones?

watchoutformybutt Sat 11-Mar-17 16:22:00


CherryChasingDotMuncher Sat 11-Mar-17 16:22:13

But...Renee Zellwegger is lovely looking! More so in the first 2 films bless her. And she was never remotely fat. Never got that in the films she was about a size 10! Take it as a compliment, I would!

carefreeeee Sat 11-Mar-17 16:22:19

Depends which film - the first one she was very attractive.

ImsorryTommy Sat 11-Mar-17 16:22:54

What's wrong with looking like her?

flapjackfairy Sat 11-Mar-17 16:22:55

Head over to the rudest thing that has happened to you thread .
You wont believe how many people have suffered hurtful comments .
Ignore and hold your head high. Bet you are gorgeous X

WanderingTrolley1 Sat 11-Mar-17 16:23:22

"Bridget Jones" is lovely!

CherryChasingDotMuncher Sat 11-Mar-17 16:23:51

Yes that other threadnis interesting. Where the hell do men get off commenting on a stranger's appearance?

NerrSnerr Sat 11-Mar-17 16:24:19

I'd be over the moon if someone said I looked like Bridget Jones!

NavyandWhite Sat 11-Mar-17 16:24:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

roarityroar Sat 11-Mar-17 16:24:36

I think I always saw her as the archetypal overweight, chain smoking pathetic, needy spinster. I'm also 20 years younger, in recovery from an ED, don't smoke, barely drink.

It really really hurt. As I said it'd been a very hard week and I'm newly single and just utterly dejected and devoid of confidence

wifeyhun Sat 11-Mar-17 16:25:12

I think it's a compliment!

She was never!! fat!!!! in either film.

NavyandWhite Sat 11-Mar-17 16:26:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

roarityroar Sat 11-Mar-17 16:26:22

Please don't have a go at me for the perjorative comments about the Bridget character. It's all about my own insecurities, I don't judge other women.

KateDaniels2 Sat 11-Mar-17 16:27:01

It was a compliment. Bridget jones/ RZ was very attractive.

Wasnt asuming you were pathetic or needy or a chain smoker or drinker.

witsender Sat 11-Mar-17 16:27:33

But Bridget is 48, or fat...She's a successful woman who is slim, with good friends etc and a rather unfortunate way with men. Change your thinking.

roarityroar Sat 11-Mar-17 16:27:39


witsender Sat 11-Mar-17 16:27:51

Sorry, isn't 48 or fat.

NavyandWhite Sat 11-Mar-17 16:27:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

KateDaniels2 Sat 11-Mar-17 16:28:05

And she was not over weight. She just wasnt hollywood skinny (size zero).

Besides you can be a different build to someone and still look like them.

ilovesooty Sat 11-Mar-17 16:28:58

She was what?

ImperialBlether Sat 11-Mar-17 16:29:23

Honestly, everyone else would see that as a compliment!

roarityroar Sat 11-Mar-17 16:29:52

Accidental post there..

I meant "she was overweight in my eyes, as someone who spent many years with an ED, plus in all films a solid 10 years older than me."

I feel chubby and awkward and I hate myself. It's been a really horrible week involving a termination and finding out the would have been father has been cheating throughout.

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