It’s understandable why someone might actually be concerned for another human being’s health when they see someone extremely skinny or obese.
But regardless if a person falls into either of these categories, there’s never an excuse to chastise them or make rude comments.
We’re extremely familiar with fat-shaming, but there’s also skinny-shaming, as model Genevieve Barker would have us be aware of.
It’s never okay to say “Eat a burger” or call someone a derogatory name based on their body size.
Genevieve also argued against the notion that skinny-shaming is considered "empowering," since those that do so believe they are "speaking out for 'real women.'"
Keep in mind that you don’t know if that person you are looking at does have an eating disorder or not. An eating disorder can affect any body, any age, any size, any gender.
If they do have an eating problem, then being ridiculed about their body may in fact trigger or worsen that issue.
The best thing to do when you see someone that you feel the urge to say something to about their size is ask yourself if it’s your place.
If it’s a friend or family member whom you are concerned about, you’re certainly not going to make snide remarks, you’re going to show concern and love.
If it’s a photo you saw on Instagram, it’s probably best to follow the age-old adage: If you don’t have anything nice to say…