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Body-shaming is still massively prevalent in our society, without question.

Despite the cold, hard fact that it's 2019, people still feel the incessant need to pull others down for their appearance, and their weight.

Loey Lane is a well-known, GORGEOUS, experienced YouTuber who just so happens to be plus-sized. She speaks about it regularly, preaching the value of health above self-hatred and dieting.


15-25. One is miserable in her own skin, chased the high of seeing a lower number on the scale every time she stepped on. She was overcome by her own demons. One is confident and in love with her own body. She told those demons to fuck off.  Turned off the comments because random people who have no idea who I am don’t know how to act lol. It has nothing to do with weight. It has everything to do with the fact that I hated myself for a long time because of the way I looked, and now everything I do is out of self love. I go to the gym because I love myself, not because I hate my body. I eat healthier because I want to feel good in my own skin. I take better care of myself now than I ever did eating 500 calories a day.

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The vlogger has now released a shocking video of a diet pill company using footage of her as part of their horrendously shameful advertising campaign.

After returning from a sportswear photoshoot with iconic make-up guru James Charles, the model discovered a video selling diet pills which utilised images of her as their 'before' template, and she's understandably fuming.

CarbonFire 213 Complex makes it ridiculously difficult to find reviews of it online, but the video proclaims the product to be a certified miracle for anyone who wants to lose weight.


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Diet pills have entered the media for an assortment of reasons over the last few years, with activists and public figures such as Jameela Jamil slamming weight-loss products which do more harm than good.

The Kardashians are renowned for selling appetite suppressants and weight-loss consumer goods, much to the dismay of many body positivity figures and health experts alike.

There are an array of dangers associated with items such as these, which are essentially glorified laxatives.

The advertising campaigns in the media are arguably as harmful, telling women their weight creates everyday problems such as finding a husband, having failing health and being embarrassed to look in the mirror.

Loey Lane shows the video advert to her following, and it's one of the worst examples of body-shaming we've seen yet. It opens with a beautiful, pale-skinned blonde woman gazing at silk wedding gowns, after her friend asks her to be her maid-of-honour for a wedding.

"How I Fit Into My Wedding Dress" is the video's apparent title, despite the fact that it's NOT HER WEDDING. The problems aren't hard to spot throughout the disgraceful imagery.

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 The blonde woman looks into the camera lens, and the words; "Believe me, I wasn't always this way. This was me before losing all that weight," flash across the screen.

Lo-and-behold, the woman is now Loey Lane, allegedly the same person as the blonde woman.

Alright then, at this stage we've lost count of the issues within the video, and it's only about ten seconds in.

As if the ad itself isn't traumatising enough to watch, actual graphics for OTHER diet pill companies and body-shaming articles pop up on the side of the screen. An assault is what that is.

"I'm going to share my secret so that it can be easy for you!" the advert claims. Thank God for that.

"A few months ago, one of my best friends from high school texted me. She was getting married and she wanted me to be her bridesmaid. I was SO excited, but there was just one thing… I was SO overweight," the video continues. Wow.

"I couldn't go to the wedding like this, I was so pretty in high school and I would be so embarrassed looking like this. I wanted to go to the wedding and look like I did when I was 18. You know- slim, pretty, looking great in some heels." *Sharpens pitchfork*

"I cut out all junk food. I worked out every single day. After four months, I was still embarrassed to look in the mirror…my personal trainer friend said if I wanted to lose weight fast, I had to supercharge my metabolism."

Classic *insert scientific words here to fumble the consumer's brain* tactics. 

"At this point I was desperate…time was running out." This isn't dismantling a bomb, you won't die if you attend your best friend's wedding at ANY weight.

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"How could I show my face at the wedding looking like this?" Looking like.. a human woman? *Gasp* "I was even considering not showing up." Priorities aren't in order there, love.

"CarbonFire Complex claimed to boost metabolism using only the healthiest ingredients, they looked very professional." Yes, and Donald Trump looks very diplomatic.

"After only a few days, I dropped a dress size. Ten days later, I lost two dress sizes. I felt lighter on my feet." Because your digestive system has just wasted away, perhaps?

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"After another week, I was down three sizes. By the time the wedding came around, I lost seven dress sizes. I was getting a LOT more attention from guys, I almost felt bad for the bride, because I was getting so many compliments."

Male attention should be the motivational factor for every woman, after all. 

This all comes at the reasonable price of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS, by the way. You can buy happiness, male sexual attention and confidence all at this lovely sale.

The blonde woman in the video revealed herself as Amanda John, and she also did not consent to be used for the branding.

So they effectively stole imagery from two women without their permission and used it to scam vulnerable, hard-working people online with low self-esteem because of ads exactly like this, shaming their weight. As if a weighing scales can tell you your worth.

We hope Loey Lane and Amanda John take legal action against CarbonFire Complex, Lord knows they deserve it.

A reminder, there is no such thing as a magic pill. Your worth encompasses your hopes, fears, intelligence, beliefs, morals, family values, friends, career and everything in between, not just your appearance alone.

You can't lose weight and discover joy at the end of the scales.

Take a look at Loey Lane's original video below for some fresh morning rage;

Feature image: @loeybug/Instagram


Westlife have just released a brand new single called Hello My Love, and naturally fans have damn near lost their sanity over it.

The boyband are set to release their first album since 2010's Gravity, and The Twenty Tour is already the group's fastest selling tour of all time.

Mark, Shane, Nicky and Kian will play massive Croke Park dates in July, which has fans ecstatic in expectation.

An INSANE 400,000 tickets were sold in just 48 hours, so you can bet on their new single being played on the radio pretty much 24 hours a day from now on.

Their new tune, Hello My Love, was written by renowned pop hitmakers Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac, so it's bound to be a successful chart-topper.

However, one perceptive Twitter user named Aifric noticed the peculiar lyrics about hair which are featured in the song, and now we're confused.

In case you've been living under a sizeable rock and have missed the furore, the semi-romantic lyrics are;

"'Cause you could have someone without a belly or a temper, perfect teeth, hair growing where's meant to…"

Hair growing where it's meant to? 

Aifric commented; "the lyrics to the new Westlife song are…grim," pointing out the strangeness of body hair being featured in a supposed love song.

What exactly is the definition of 'hair growing where it's meant to'? We're fairly sure that all hair grows where it's meant to, it's called EVOLUTION lads. Look it up.

We genuinely hadn't noticed the lyrics, we were too busy blasting the tune and wrangling randomers online to try and get a Croke Park ticket, but now we're investigating the song for science purposes only.

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*Strokes beard thoughfully*

Seeing as we're an extremely balanced source, we decided to search for other Westlife fans (or foes) who have expressed opinions on the lyrics.

One Twitter user @ghoulenaloops, wrote that the lyrics go straight to the heart, proclaiming; "That's LOVE'. Alright then, if you say so.

Some fans don't have any issue with the lyrcs, it seems. Maybe the boys meant it in a 'this girl is far too good for me' way?

After all, the chorus suggests that the writer of the song emphasises that his lady is so perfect, that he's punching far above his weight.

"Hello, my love, I've been searching for someone like you for most of my life, happiness ain't a thing I'm used to. You could have fallen hard for anyone, plenty of fish in the sea…
For all of time, now I know, It's just my angel and me."

The boyband essentially specialise in ballads and pop songs revolving around a (female) love interest, but this tune kind of implies that the lad is insecure AF.

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Twitter had some more…interesting… reactions, mainly from fans who choose to ignore the eccentric lyrics out of sheer dedication to the band.

Others hilariously commented on the fact that any decent assumptions which were made about the physique of the Westlife lads were being steadily shattered;

@Wendybird1 wrote that the lyric is, heaven forbid, ruining illusions about Shane Filan's 'perfect body'. The poor woman must be devastated.

Another fan with a 'wee soft spot' for the musical foursome commented that the lads are…*gasp* 'SCRAPING THE BARREL with these lyrics. Ouch, that one hurt.

Typically, society tells men that hair growing in the 'wrong' place translates to back hair, nostril hair and even hair sprouting out of ears.

If we fight back against the patriarchy controlling women's body hair (anyone who has experienced a Hollywood wax knows the PAIN), shouldn't we encourage men to embrace their bodies in their natural state?

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Society shouldn't have any say in an individual's body and its preference of hair, but perhaps Westlife like a bit of male grooming?

Manscaping has become a major trend for men in recent years, which is essentially the equivalent of a bikini wax.

However, some ladies love a hairier man. Everyone has their own styles and preferences, who are we to define them?

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What are your thoughts on the lyrics, innocent male insecurity or just plain body-shaming?

Give us your receipts, our scientific investigation on the mane matter rages on…


The world was shook when numerous allegations of sexual assault in Hollywood covered the news.

Soon the #metoo movement formed, encapsulating female empowerment and giving a voice to those who had been made silent for years.

And models in the fashion industry have confirmed that the tide is turning for females around the world.

Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner, Ashley Graham, and Paloma Elsesser recently joined together at Vogue's Forces of Fashion conference to discuss body shaming, feminism, life as a model, and the effect #metoo has had on authority figures.

Ashley credited social media as a major factor to this shift towards gender equality, saying that because girls can use Instagram and Facebook to comment on these current issues modelling agencies and Hollywood directors are realising what the public really wants – real women on screen.

Gigi agreed with her comments, adding her own experience with body shaming.

“I loved my body when I was curvier,” she confessed. “Then as I lost it people were still mean.

“Yeah, I know I’m skinny. I’m looking in the mirror. I’m trying to eat burgers and do squats. I want an ass too.”

The rest of the girls laughed alongside the young model, completely understanding her struggle with low self-esteem due to comments of being ‘too fat’ or ‘too thin’.


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“People feel that they have ownership over your body in society today and I think that it’s really ridiculous because you don’t – my body is mine,” Ashley explained.

“I work out because I want to stay healthy and if I happen to gain 10 pounds or lose 10 pounds it’s none of your business.”

But this judgement of women’s physicality is less common than it used to be, the models agreed.

Kylie excitedly said that #metoo has “brought empowerment to women” and now a lot more of us are speaking up when we’re being mistreated.

“Ya, men are becoming more sensitive”, Ashley agreed. “Women are taking action and having these conversations. The set has actually changed”.

Paloma said that modelling in 2018 has been a completely different experience than past years.

I have been asked more than ever over the past year, ‘Do you feel good?' when trying on clothes for photo shoots, she confessed.

And she feels better than ever in her own skin. In fact, one of her tricks, she revealed, is spending time naked with herself. It has helped her become more comfortable with her appearance.

When asked to give advice to girls in this changing social environment, Kylie told the audience to be “super authentic and genuine and to find a job you love doing”.

“I’ve learned to always trust your intuition and trust yourself”, Gigi stated.

It is inspiring to see feminism taking hold in this generation more than ever, revolutionising pop culture as well as society on a personal, individualistic level.

And recent fashion shows, like Rihanna’s lingerie line debut, have only proved that by publicising the commonality of and absolute beauty in diversity of race, colour, size, gender, etc.

Women are a force to be reckoned with and it’s exciting to see the world recognising that more and more each day.


In a world of airbrushed models and #spon posts, it's safe to say that the media has played a huge role in the creation of the impossible beauty standards facing women today. 

With social feeds full of face-tuned photos showing society's idea of the 'perfect' physique, it's easy to feel as though your own body isn't worthy of love or celebration. 

And while steps have been taken to eliminate these kind of attitudes, there's still a lot of work to be done, and it seems these positive changes haven't yet translated to real-life situations, with studies showing that body shaming often comes from those closest to us. 

In an effort to shed a light on the topic Fit Rated surveyed 1,000 men and women about their experiences, and how their friends and family contribute to their body-confidence issues. 

The research showed that 92.7 per cent of women and 86.5 per cent of men have been ridiculed in some shape or form for the way they look, proving that body shaming is not restricted to one type of body or person. 

As shocking as these figures may seem, it's hardly surprising when you consider over half of all women and one fifth of men admitted to body shaming others at one point or another, thus continuing the cycle. 

When it came to the parts of the body that were most often criticised, both men and women reported that their bellies and legs were most likely to be the subject of a damning comment. 

But where does it all come from? 

Parents, friends and significant others were all found to be the greatest offenders, with over 60 per cent of women revealing they had been shamed by their mother at some point in their lives. 

"My mother used to tell me I was fatter than my sister and compare me to her," said one respondent. While a second told how her mother would shame her for being on her period. 

Another spoke of how her significant other would force her to stand naked in front of the mirror while he inspected her body. 

"A previous boyfriend continually would get undressed in front of a mirror and stand behind me pointing out things abut my body her did not like and/or did not think were attreactive." 

Mainstream and social media may often bear the brunt of criticism for creating unrealistic body standards for men and women of all ages, but as we learned, the ridicule endured over their weight or appearance also comes from people in their personal lives. 



Woman feel societal pressure to slim down every day of the week, and that pressure can become intensified on the journey to walking down the aisle. 

Losing weight for your wedding has become the norm, with bridal fitness classes and crash diets littering the internet. 

Thankfully, the body positivity community has made gorgeous plus size brides more visible, but the pressure remains for many, and this can manifest in damaging slogans on workout products targeted towards brides-to-be.

One water bottle advertised on ASOS carries the slogan 'Shedding for the Wedding,' encouraging brides to tone their muscles for the big day. 

Discovered and tweeted by Danish body positive comedian Sofie Hagen, the responses under her original tweet are beyond hilarious. 

Rather than acknowledging the sad truth that the bottle is referring to toning up for the big day, Twitter users are responding with alternative meanings for the term 'shredding' and we're kind of living for it. 

Check them out for yourself for a bit of a laugh, but please remember: The only thing to shed from this situation is body negativity. 



A billboard near the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo has sparked indignation with a gym ad that has been called both sexist and body-shaming.

Osmo Fitness' ad features a barrel and the tag line 'This is no shape for a woman', the BBC reports.

The ad went up in a suburb of the capital last week, and ever since has been criticised on social media. 

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Those condemning the ad started the hashtag campaign #BoycottOsmo.

Others took to Facebook, tagging Osmo and asking them to both remove the ad and apologise for its sexist message.

Activist Marisa de Silva told the BBC: 'The ad was nothing very different from the typical objectification and sexist usage of women by the ad industry, which has been selling anything from cars to perfume by sexualising women and their bodies.'

'But this ad also attempted to body shame by dictating to women the ideal shape they should resemble, almost as though it is the sole basis of their worth.'

She and others banded together to get the ad taken down. They first called the gym itself, who did not offer to take the image down, and added that the billboard's image was not approved by the company.

The activists then reached out to Harsha de Silva, the minister in charge of the Kotte constituency where the offensive ad was located.

He assured them via Twitter, 'I asked the Colombo MC Commissioner to remove this unapproved offensive hoarding. I would not tolerate this in Kotte.'

Marisa and others had a banner saying 'no more space for sexism' in Sri Lanka's three major languages – Sinhala, Tamil and English – put up over the offending ad.

Osmo Fitness responded to the controversy, issuing an official statement on January 19 saying that they will 'withdraw all communications relating to the advertisement in question'.

They explained that the ad was part of a scheduled awareness campaign promoting an 'Obesity-Free Sri Lanka'.

The statement also addressed the offence that the ad caused, noting:

'We would like to reiterate that we did not have any intention whatsoever to degrade, offend, insult or undermine any one person or women in general and that our moral obligation towards improving the overall health of all Sri Lankans is something that we take very seriously.'

They also offered a free phsyical fitness assessment and two-week membership to any woman who came Osmo Fitness on or before January 26.

The ad is now gone, as is the banner calling out sexism.


If you've ever watched a Victoria's Secret fashion show, you'll know that the models who walk the runway are pretty much the textbook definition of the 'perfect' female physique.

However, it seems that even they are not immune to the brutal and cut-throat ways the fashion industry can body-shame women.

Model Nina Agdal has hit back at a magazine after being dropped from a cover shoot for not being thin enough.


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The 25-year-old shared an image from the unnamed publication with her 1.5 million Instagram followers over the weekend, revealing how she had been cut from a fashion shoot because her look “deviated” from her portfolio.

“Today, I’m disappointed and appalled at the still very harsh reality of this industry,” she captioned the image which shows her standing topless, covering her breasts with her left arm.

She goes onto explain how she received an “unapologetic” email concluding that the the cover shoot would not be published because it “did not reflect well” on her talent.

“The publisher claimed my look deviated from my portfolio and that I did not fit into the (sample size) samples, which is completely false,” she claimed.


Today, I’m disappointed and appalled at the still very harsh reality of this industry. A few months ago, I agreed to shoot with a creative team I believed in and was excited to collaborate with. When my agent received an unapologetic email concluding they would not run my cover/story because it “did not reflect well on my talent” and “did not fit their market,” the publisher claimed my look deviated from my portfolio and that I did not fit into the (sample size) samples, which is completely false. If anyone has any interest in me, they know I am not an average model body – I have an athletic build and healthy curves. After a tough year of taking a step back from the insensitive and unrealistic pressures of this industry and dealing with paralyzing social anxiety, I walked into that shoot as a 25 year old WOMAN feeling more comfortable in my own skin and healthier than ever before. Some days I’m a sample size, some days I’m a size 4, some a 6. I am not built as a runway model and have never been stick thin. Now more than ever, I embrace my curves and work diligently in the gym to stay strong and most of all, sane. I am proud to say that my body has evolved from when I started this crazy ride as a 16 year old GIRL with unhealthy and insufficient eating habits. So, shame on you and thank you to the publisher for reaffirming how important it is to live your truth and say it out loud, no matter who you are or what size. I decided to release an image to draw awareness and support of an issue that's bigger than just myself and affects so many people not just in the fashion industry, but in general, with the goal of bringing women from all over together in a celebration of our bodies. Let's find ways to build each other up instead of constantly finding ways to tear each other down. #bodyshaming #bodyimage #selfimage #dietculture #mybodymybusiness

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The model, who has worked with likes of Sports Illustrated and Maxium, went on to share details of her struggle with “paralysing social anxiety,” explaining her decision to “step back from the insensitive and unrealistic pressures” of the industry.

However, she did say that she now feels “healthier than ever before,” and is proud to have overcome her “unhealthy and insufficient eating habits”.

“Some days I’m a sample size, some days I’m a size 4, some a 6. I am not built as a runway model and have never been stick thin,” she writes.

“Now more than ever, I embrace my curves and work diligently in the gym to stay strong and most of all, sane.”


Obviously having the worst time ever x 2

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She finished the inspirational post by saying how she hopes her story will help other women who may be struggling with body positivity.

“Let's find ways to build each other up instead of constantly finding ways to tear each other.”

We couldn't agree more!


Absolutely no one likes to hear people say negative things about their body, and those comments can hurt even more when they come from someone you care about.

Afterall, our friends are supposed to lift us up when we're feeling down – not the other way around.

But it looks like this guy never got the memo.

After receiving an invite to a party from one of her male friends, Imogen Ker could never have imagined the lasting effect that night would have.

The 24-year-old model was left absolutely gobsmacked when her so-called friend introduced her to another man.

"He was telling this stranger how wonderful and amazing I was, and then out of the blue said, 'Imogen would be perfect if it wasn't for her body,'" she told Shape.

Em, excuse me?

As you can imagine, Imogen was left feeling embarassed and vulnerable.

"I felt personally attacked in front of a stranger by someone who was supposed to be my friend,” she recalled.

And while she initially tried to brush it off, the hurtful words stuck with Imogen until she finally decided to make her feelings known.

"It was all I could think about, so I finally decided to text him and get what I was feeling off my chest."

While Imogen did manage to get the apology she deserved, he blamed his behaviour on being drunk (which, to be honest, doesn't explain why he was such a d*ck).

Having struggled with body-image for most of her life, Imogen hopes her story will inpire other young women to stand up for themselves when faced with similar situations:

 "I know that the first reaction for some is to shove it down because of shame. That was my first instinct—to let it go—but I couldn't. That's why we must stand up for ourselves…because we can't rely on the hope that someone else might do it for us."



Despite a rise in bloggers and influences speaking out against unrealistic beauty standards and 'perfect' Instagram shots, there are still a small minority of people who feel the need to put others down.

Sure, it would be great if all this negativity never existed in the first place, but isn't it great when a foolish attempt at body-shaming backfires completely?

Well, that's exactly what happened to Twitter user, Leyton Mokgerepi.

Earlier this week, plus-size blogger, Lesego Legobane, was stunned to discovered that her photo had been used in a meme posted by Leyton.

The image was placed beside a photo of a slender woman wearing a barely-there swimsuit, with the caption: “Girls that I like vs girls that like me.”

While these type of comparison memes are generally intended to be light-hearted and funny, Leyton's attempt was quite the opposite.

But of course, Lesego had the perfect response, simply replying: “I don't like you.”

Her reply has since racked up over 200,000 retweets and close to 700,000 likes.

Leyton later tried to backtrack by tweeting the same image along with the caption “Girlfriend goals” – but no one was buying it.

Bravo Lesego, bravo!


Ariel Winters has long been the target of salacious tabloid headlines about her body. 

The Modern Family star has officially decided that enough is enough, and has posted some words of retalliation to her Instagram. 

Taking to the social media platform, the actress published a long rant that said so much about her thoughts on how she is perceived by the world because of her body. 

'Something I wish people would realise…I am not TRYING to be featured on Snapchat, I am not trying to be pap'd everywhere I do, I am literally just LIVING and unfortunately, I can't do that without paparazzi following me around everyday,' she began.


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'I'm not trying to show you my ass in shorts when I go to the grocery store. I'm trying to live my life. People wear shorts. People have wardrobe malfunctions. No one is perfect.'

The 19-year-ols star went on to call out those who say she dresses inappropriately. 

'I'm not a stylist! I don't know what to wear everyday so I look 'appropriate' or 'fashionable.' Also, screw having to always look appropriate or fashionable. For what? Society?'


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'Who gets to decide what is appropriate or fashionable???? I wear what I like and no one should fault me for that.'

'I don't want people to constantly see me in the news for going to dinner, or grocery shopping, or anything. I want to be in the news when I ASK for it by going to a publicised event, or EVEN BETTER when I have work out/coming out!'

'So trust me, I don't want to see me in shorts putting water in my car every single day as much as you don't.'


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The star went on to slate those who have latched on to comments she made in a recent interview in which she discussed the way she was dressed as a child. 

'I'd also like to address the tweets I get saying 'you accused your mother of sexualising you yet you're a whore.' I was a CHILD being dressed like I was 24. I was 8-13 years old.'

'I wasn't an ADULT as I am now.'

'As you mature at 16, 17, 18 you further develop your own identity and can make decisions for yourself.'


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'As a child, you do as you're told regardless of what is good for you,' she explained.

'I'm an ADULT now, who can make my own choices and have my own identity.'

'And just because I DECIDE to show my body occasionally doesn't mean I'm unintelligent or that I'm talentless or that I have no self respect."

Hear hear, gal, hear hear. 


Body shaming can happen to women of any size or shape, and can happen on a public platform when you work in Hollywood. 

Actress Chloe Grace Moretz has spoken out about her firsthand experience with having her physique criticised, and at a seriously young age. 

Chloe spoke to Variety about a horrible instance of body shaming, which happened to her when she was just fifteen. 


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'This guy that was my love interest was like, ‘I’d never date you in real life,’ she began.

'I was, ‘What?'” she said. “And he was like, ‘Yeah, you’re too big for me’ – as in my size.”

He was 'one of the only actors that ever made me cry on set,' she continued, declining to name the culprit. 


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'I went bawling to my brother and he was like, ‘What happened?’,And I was like, ‘He told me I was too big.’ And my brother was like, ‘What just happened?’ My brother was so angry.'

'I had to pick it up and go back on set and pretend he was a love interest, and it was really hard.'

'It just makes you realise that there are some really bad people out there and for some reason, he felt the need to say that to me.' she continued


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'You have to kind of forgive and not forget really, but it was just like wow. It was jarring. I look back on it and I was 15, which is really, really dark.'

Chloe went on to describe another occurrence, in which she was ostracised from her film crew due to the actions of her male co-star.

'They have this inferiority issue and I’m like, ‘You are completely equal to me, you are no different than me. I just happen to be the lead in this movie, and I don’t know why just because you are kind of the smaller character that you’re pushing me into a corner to try and put me down.'”

Kudos to Chloe for speaking out on the dual issues of equality and body shaming.



Body-shaming is never okay, whether someone is being branded too fat or not curvy enough.

Successful Irish TV personality Vogue Williams has felt the sting of body-shamers recently, but has responded in the best possible way. 

"Getting comments about my weight again," the DJ tweeted.

"Yes I've put on 3.5kg, not bad considering I haven't been able to walk in 2 months…now go away," she finished, dismissing the haters. 

The Dubliner severely injured her knee while training for Channel 4's The Jump earlier this year, and has been on crutches ever since, so understandably maintaining her usual physique probably hasn't been high on her to-do list while she, you know, recovers from a serious sport injury. 

Vogue's fans were understandably shocked by the cruelty of fat-shaming, and offered her words of support.

"Some people have nothing better to be doing," said one. 

We're glad Vogue put the body-shamers in their place with her tweet.