Today I posted a photo of myself on Instagram. I added it because I attended a school formal last night and I got the chance to dress up nice and fancy, and I was happy. So I added a photo of myself; a simple innocent photo of myself. Little did I know that by doing this, a whole bunch of hate and controversy would be started.
The girl that commented said that I was anorexic and that I should eat. I find this very offensive considering my Instagram is a page DEDICATED to photos of food that I make and eat. Second of all, she called me anorexic based on my looks. No one can call someone anorexic based on their appearance because anorexia and eating disorders are in the mind. Someone’s appearance is the result of an eating disorder, not a symptom.
Everyone comes in different shapes and sizes. My genetics just happened to be that I am tall (5’11) and slender. I eat clean, and I exercise. I am happy with my body, and I nourish it with foods that will keep me healthy. I love the lifestyle I live, and I will not let anyone tell me that is wrong.
Body shaming is not right at all. I hate when people say “Real women have curves, only dogs like bones”, because what is this implying to humanity? That slimmer girls are not real? Are they fake people? I just don’t understand. It is wrong to hate on larger women and it is wrong to hate on smaller women. Everybody is different and we need to understand this. Any kind of body shaming is rude and offensive. We need to learn to love and appreciate everyone, regardless of their body size. True beauty comes from within, but clearly this girl does not understand that. Besides, there are tons of young girls on Instagram who do suffer from eating disorders, and they would take offense to her rude remarks as well. An eating disorder is not something that people can control, and even if I did have an eating disorder, her comment would still be very offensive considering they are a mental disorder.
Another thing she said to me was that “I clearly don’t eat any of the foods I post.” This statement could not be any more false. WHY on earth would I create a food Instagram, spend so much time making all of these foods, only to throw them out afterwards? It just does not make sense, and her rude remarks really offended me. I work hard to create these snacks and meals for other people’s enjoyment, and the fact that she doesn’t seem to understand or appreciate that really hurts me.
I will not try to let this get to me though. Clearly she has some issues of her own that she feels the need to take out on other people by insulting them. I will be the stronger and bigger person here and not let it get to me. Just know and understand that everybody is different, but we should always love them anyways.