Fat Shaming High Schoolers? Principal Says No Leggings Unless Size 2 or 0

Students and parents alike are outrages after South Carolina high school principal Heather Taylor gave a message about wearing leggings: Don’t do it unless you’re a size 2 or smaller.

“I’m going to tell you now, unless you are a size zero or two and you wear something like that, you look fat,” the Stratford High School principal told an assembly.

A size two and size zero are ridiculously small. Often, that is a size worn by either petite girls, or girls that have no yet hit the time of puberty when their hips widen and they gain a little weight.

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To be honest, I don’t think I was ever a size 2. I remember a short period of time when I fit into size 5 in middle school, but once I hit high school, I was a solid 7. I wasn’t overweight either. In fact, I was active in softball and stayed in shape.

Even my sister, who is extremely petite, does not even fit into a size 2 at age 18.

What I am getting at here, is that a size 0 or 2 is extremely unrealistic. For Taylor to make sure comments is absurd.

AOL reports:

Taylor’s comments sparked immediate backlash in the community, with many students saying they felt personally attacked by her statement.

“I’m not a size zero and I kind of felt targeted because of my size,” Allison Veazey, a Sophomore at Stratford High, told WCBD.

“It was really hurtful because it made me feel like my size made me look disgusting toward someone in the clothes that I wear,” she continued. “And to think that someone would think that I would look like a sausage, that was kind of hurtful.”

Taylor allegedly apologized for her statement. She said that she is “so remorseful” and “learned a lesson.”

She said, “You learn, no matter what, every single day you learn.” Taylor continued, “After speaking with our students and receiving their support, I am confident that, together, we are ready to move forward and have a wonderful year. Stratford High is a very caring community, and I want to thank all of our parents and students who have offered their support to me and provided me with an opportunity to directly address their concern. I am very proud to be a Stratford Knight.”

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