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  5 months ago

Times have changed we are told but have they - is it Rude to Call Someone "Fat?"

In the gym changeroom, a little girl was overheard telling her mum that a woman the little girl was pointing at, who was a stranger, getting changed behind them, was "fat." Her mother told her daughter what the daughter said said was "rude," & added "there are different kinds of people in the world" (or words to that effect). Apparently the stranger they were speaking about turned to the mother & said "your daughter is right. I am fat" & the mother said "I don't want her judging other people by their appearance in any way."

Size still matters for many people but whether it's OK to comment or not is another matter. Yes, it was a little girl but attitudes start young. & this question isn't about the little girl, it's a general question - so, I ask you, is it rude to Call Someone "Fat"?


  5 months ago
Yes, imo, it is rude to call someone 'fat' or for that matter anything else as well. The mother did the right thing in explaining to the little girl. Girls in particular have a lot of pressure on them these days due to a lot of celebrities to fit in the proper role model of females. It is, imo, very hard for them...worse now than it has even been.

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