The subject of other people’s appearances seem to be a hot topic these days. Everyone is quick to judge what someone else looks like if it doesn’t align with our society’s standards of beauty. This is often facilitated by social media, where one can express their thoughts while hiding behind a screen.
Now more than ever, people are very focused on looks, and as a result, there have been plenty of instances of people getting called out for their size. Celebrities like Kelly Clarkson and Amy Schumer have experienced the wrath of fat-shamers on the internet, but even their powerful responses couldn’t deter the trolls.
As with any form of bullying, fat-shaming has severe consequences. However, there are some who disagree, and among them is Today show’s Megyn Kelly.
Earlier in the week, Kelly sat down for an interview with “Fit Mom” Maria Kang, a mommy blogger who created quite the stir a few years ago when she shared a photo of her toned self alongside her three children, and captioned it with “What’s your excuse?”
While discussing the controversy surrounding Kang’s post, Kelly felt compelled to share her experience with fat-shaming when she was younger.
However, things took a turn when she said that her stepfather, Peter Kirwan, used to fat-shame her and that it isn’t necessarily a negative thing.