50+ Fat Shaming Quotes

We all know that fat shaming is an ever-present part of our society. But did you know there are quotes about fat shaming that actually provide a unique perspective on the issue? In this article, we explore four different perspectives on what it means to be overweight and how much weight is too much weight.

Fat Shaming Quotes

"I'm not going to diet, because diets don't work and I don't want to look like a miserable failure." -Meg Whitman

 "People give up on diets too quickly. Diets are not for everybody." -Shane Koyczan

 "Stop dieting, you're beautiful just the way you are!" -Kendra Wilkinson

 "Do what makes you happy and be comfortable in your own skin." -Gwen Stefani

"Like I said, nobody's perfect." 

"I think you need to lose some weight." 

"You're so fat! You should exercise more.'' 

"Wow, you look so heavy! Are you eating right?"

Some of the most outrageous fat shaming quotes come from those who are supposedly in support of weight loss and healthy eating. Here are some of the most outrageous fat-shaming quotes that prove once again that people who shame others for their weight have no qualms about shaming anyone else for anything else as well.

"I don't think you should try to lose any more weight, it's really not a good idea."

"Why don't you just stop trying to be so thin and accept your body the way it is?"

"You need to start being a little more selective with the food you eat and stop eating such unhealthy things."

"I would rather be thin than be healthy." -Shannon L. Clark

"Fat people are lazy and stupid." -Cathy Young

"I hate fat people. They're disgusting." -Ashley Webster

"You're just fat, and there's nothing you can do about it." -Katherine Zeta-Jones

"I have a rule: If I can't see your abs, you're not skinny enough for me." -Kim Kardashian

"If I could, I would surgically remove every ounce of fat from your body." -Deborah L. Martin

"If you don't have a six-pack, you're not fit enough to wear a bikini." -Roxanne Pallett

"I don't mind if you're overweight, as long as you don't mind being called names." -Amy Poehler

"Fat people are lazy and disgusting. They should just kill themselves and leave the rest of us alone." -Alicia Silverstone

"There's just something about a big woman that makes men feel like they can do anything they want to her. It's like she's asking for it." -Drew Barrymore

"Keep your mind on your own business and your mouth shut" 

"I used to be overweight, but then I changed my diet and started working out. Now I'm in great shape!"

"I don't think you're fat, but if you are, then you need to find a way to change your behavior or get help."

"Stop trying to become someone you're not and accept yourself for who you are." 

"If you can't love yourself then nobody else is going to be able to love you.''

Fat-shaming quotes are everywhere, and they're not going away anytime soon. They come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one common goal: to make thin people feel better about themselves. And that's not fair.

Here are some quotes that fat-shaming advocates love to use: 

"People who are obese are lazy."

"If you can't handle your weight, you probably can't handle life."

"People who are overweight are ugly."

"You must be a terrible person if you can't lose weight."

"There's nothing wrong with being overweight. It's a sign of health."

"If you're not happy with your weight, you should try losing more weight."

"Losing weight is the only way to be happy."

"I'm not overweight, I'm big-boned." -Oprah Winfrey

"You are not overweight, you are just muscular." -- Unknown

"If I could go back in time, I would have eaten less and exercised more." -Shannon Liss-Riordan

"I don't think you're really overweight. You just have a lot of muscle." -Unknown

“…I don’t have the time or patience to deal with your weight.”  -Boss to employee

"People who are overweight are lazy and they should be ashamed of themselves."  -Teacher to students

"No one would ever want to marry someone as big as you."  -Friend to the overweight person

"I have high blood pressure, so I should really stop eating so much."

"Why are you eating that? You're going to put on weight."

"You can't be beautiful if you're fat."

"You need to lose weight if you want to be considered attractive."

"Real women have curves."

"There's nothing wrong with being a little overweight." 

"You're not fit enough for this."

"Your body is disgusting."

"I can't believe you're eating that."

"Stop being so lazy and put some weight on!"

"I'm not ashamed to admit that I used to be overweight, but I am ashamed of the way I let myself get so overweight. I'm ashamed that I allowed myself to gain weight and I'm ashamed of the way that my body looks now. But I'm also grateful for all the progress that I've made since losing weight. If it weren't for my weight loss journey, I would never have met the man of my dreams, and I would never have had children." -Kathryn Jean Lopez

"It's really hard to maintain a healthy body image when people constantly tell you how ugly you are or how fat you are or how terrible your life must be if you're not thin and fit." -Kim Kardashian

"I was always told that size is everything and that if you're not a size 2 or a size 2 Plus, then you're not good enough. And that's just not true." -Gabby Douglas

"It's hard enough being a normal person without having to deal with people telling us we need to lose weight because look at our bodies – they’re not normal! They’re really big and bulky and that’s not what we are." – Alyssa Miller

"It's so hard to be yourself and fit in with the rest of the world. You just want to be accepted, but you can't change who you are." -Jordyn Jones

"I used to think if I was skinny, people would love me and care about me, but that's not true at all." -Victoria Justice

"So many girls feel like they're stuck in this cycle of shame where they ask themselves every day: ‘Am I pretty enough?' or ‘Am I fat enough?’ But it's much more than that! Every girl should know she is beautiful simply as herself without needing approval from others. You can do whatever you want, but it's important to remember that no one sees the real you, not even your best friends." - Sophia Bush

"I'm just a fat girl, but that doesn't mean I'd rather be any other way." – Demi Lovato

"We're beautiful because we're brave enough to embrace every part of us. We respect our bodies because we understand what they allow us to become."– Giselle Bundchen

"It was hard when people would say I didn’t look like ‘the typical model.’ But now I know those words came from insecurity and pain and that makes me feel so good inside." – Ashley Graham

"You don’t have to be the best or the brightest to be a star." – Reese Witherspoon

"I think it’s important for us girls to realize that we’re not perfect, so let’s just talk about it and take action!"- Candis Cayne

"I want girls to know that if you don’t hit puberty until you’re 14, there is hope!" - Lea Michele

"A lot of young girls are still being told “you skinny minnie, you can’t play sports! You can’t do this! What? Why? Well… I DO WHAT I WANT TO DO." – Girl Scouts

" I don’t want to be defined by my body type, I am not that skinny or that fat. I just like jeans and a tank top." – Ashley Tisdale

"I know the pressures of being a model. The ‘perfect’ body is still something we strive for. But now that I have this platform, it’s important for me to talk about body image and how important self love is." - Gigi Hadid

"I think women need to take charge of their lives and what they want out of them… not just physical looks but happiness as well." – Bella Hadid

"We should all be confident in who we are and what our talents are, regardless of how we look." – Kendall Jenner

"I want young girls to know that there are so many different ways to look and feel good about yourself and that they shouldn’t let anyone tell them what they can or cannot do. If a girl likes something, she should wear it." – Hailey Baldwin

"I’m more of a tomboy at heart and I love sports, but I don't show it off on the street unless I have to. I just love clothes, that's what really gets me going in life." - Gigi Hadid 

"I want to remind people that they can be confident in who they are and how they look, even when they're not the prettiest or the skinniest." - Blake Lively

"I love that I have a body type that's very classic and looks good in clothes. People see you and think you have to have a certain kind of figure, but I just don't care for it. My job is really about always being able to expand myself." - Kendall Jenner

"I think what's so great about being plus-size is that women are so beautiful no matter what size they are." - Jennifer Lawrence

When it comes to weight, there are always people who have something negative to say. Unfortunately, this type of shaming is often accepted as normal, and it's not just limited to those who are overweight or obese.

Here are some quotes that demonstrate the negative way in which people view obesity: 

"Obesity is a disease."

"A little bit of weight won't kill you, but too much can be deadly."

"It's tough enough being thin – why make it harder for yourself?" 

These quotes illustrate how people are often judgmental and insensitive when it comes to obesity. They also point out how this type of shaming can lead to discrimination and even health problems.

What is Fat Shaming?

Fat shaming is the act of publicly criticizing or insulting someone for being overweight or obese. This can take many forms, from calling someone “fat” to making hurtful jokes about their weight.

Prevention and Effects of Fat Shaming

Fat shaming can have a number of negative effects on people of all sizes. It can make people feel ashamed and embarrassed, which can lead to depression and other mental health problems. It can also lead to eating disorders and other unhealthy behaviors. In addition, fat shaming can cause people to lose weight or maintain their weight at a lower level than they would otherwise.

Fat Shaming in Today's Society

"We are bombarded with messages that tell us we are not good enough, attractive enough, or smart enough. These messages create an environment in which it is acceptable to shame people for being overweight or obese."

"Fat shaming has become so normalized that it has become difficult to see it for what it is- cruel and harmful behavior. Too often, fat shaming is used as a way to make someone feel bad about themselves. It's no wonder that so many people feel ashamed and isolated when they're subjected to this type of treatment."

"Fortunately, there are voices speaking out against fat shaming. The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) is one organization working to end the stigma and discrimination against people who are overweight or obese. They have created a resource center called "ShapeUp!" which provides information and resources on weight loss and healthy eating. NAAFA also offers support groups for people who have been fat shamed." 

The idea that someone has to be thin in order to feel good about themselves seems to permeate everything we hear about in our society today. Even much of the writing on this topic is fat-shaming and shaming fat people. The more I read, the more I believe that there is a very thin line between being thin and being healthy.

Thinking and feeling thinner than you are will only make your body shake from all of the toxins it's trying to rid itself of. It may also contribute as a cause of mental illness, which can lead to anorexia nervosa or bulimia. Thinness puts stress on the cardiovascular system; it's hard on the joints, bones, muscles, nerves, and tendons -- even your gastrointestinal system. It can even lead to other health problems.

Being overweight (which, in the US, is defined as a body mass index of 25 or more) carries an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes, although data on the relationship between BMI and mortality is controversial. Some studies have found that both increasing weight and increasing BMI are associated with poorer survival.


Thank you for reading! We hope that these fat shaming quotes have helped to shed light on the issue of body shaming in general and provided some valuable insight into why it is harmful. While society may be starting to take a more open-minded approach to body diversity, there is still much work to be done in terms of dismantling the negative messages that are constantly bombarding us about what 'fits' and 'looks good. It's important that we all stand up against fat shaming, both online and offline, because it impacts everyone – no matter how thin or curvy they may appear to be. Thank you again for taking the time to read this article – please share it with your friends if you think they might benefit from learning more about the dangers of fat shaming.

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