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Jayati Godhawat

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Lisa Haydon Opens Up About Being Body-Shamed & Called A Toothpick

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  •  November 18, 2016


I remember being bullied in school and even in college for being, “fat”.” But, during the time, I failed to realize that while I cried for being, “fat,” my best friend was also dealing with the people who teased her for being, “too thin.”

When she told me how it affected her and how she felt uncomfortable in her own body, only then I understood that her struggles were no less than mine.

And, when I saw actress Lisa Haydon open about her childhood and how she, too, has grown up with serious body issues, I realized that most people have been a victim of body-shaming, be it fat or skinny shaming.

On a chat show, Vogue BFFs, Lisa revealed that throughout her teen years, she had to struggle with her own body because people called her, “too thin.”

“People always think that if you’re on the larger side or you’re overweight, then you become complex. But I think, being a really skinny kid makes you quite complex too. I just remember being picked on for being a toothpick. Really skinny and really tall. Eventually, you fill out and then, you tend to not put on weight, when you’re older. But when you’re younger and if you’re really thin, people just make fun of you.”


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