At This School, You Have to be a Size 0 or 2 to Wear Leggings 


Being a teenager is tough enough. But imagine going to a high school with a principal who tells girls they "look fat." Such seems to be the case at Stratford High School in South Carolina.

According to People, the school's principal Heather Taylor held a back-to-school assembly with students to fill them in on proper dress code. That happens. But, things took a bizarre and body-shaming turn when Taylor addressed wearing leggings as pants. Her remarks were caught in an audio recording that was shared with local news outlet WCBD.

"I'm going to tell you this now," Taylor said. "Unless you're a size zero or a two and you wear something like that, even though you're not fat, you look fat."

Stratford student Allison Veazey spoke to WCBD about the incident. "It was really hurtful," she said. "I felt like my size made me look disgusting towards someone in the clothes that I wear. I wear leggings outside of school; I wear leggings when I go to hang out with my friends. And to think someone thinks that I look like a stuffed sausage—that was kind of hurtful."

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Hurtful and irresponsible, indeed.


Lauren Conrad had banned body shaming terms from her official website. The lifestyle guru announced monday that words like skinny,slim, and thin will not be sued on from now on. Conrad said on a blog post starting this month, we'll be banning any body shaming terms from the site, and replacing them with words like... Fit, toned, and healthy. And the media is loving the initiative, calling it bold, a body revolution, and an important chance. Conrad says the arrival of swimsuit season inspired her to ban the terms. We want to make sure that the focus is on being fit as opposed to a number on the scale Everybody is created differently, but there is one exception to Conrad's new rule. The word skinny can be used to describe jeans and jeans only.
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