To any internet trolls trying to shame girls for being anorexic: fuck off. That’s the message Lucy Hale recently sent to one hater who tried to publicly embarrass her.
It all started when some idiot decided to tweet at Lucy,
“No straight men are signing off on that anorexic look –that’s for gay guys & fashionistas, we want you to please eat a hamburger.”
Obviously, Lucy was not about to let that slide so she responded,
“As someone who used to struggle with anorexia, I don’t take these comments lightly. I’m healthy and happy and you don’t know me.”
As someone who used to struggle with anorexia, I don’t take these comments lightly. Im healthy and happy and you don’t know me.
— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) September 22, 2017
Calling someone anorexic is not just some insult that casually throw around. It’s a very serious mental illness. Not to mention that telling someone with anorexia to just “eat a hamburger” is ridiculous. It would be like telling someone with depression to just stop being sad. It doesn’t work like that.
And what Lucy so perfectly expressed in her tweet, you never know what someone is dealing with. It just so happens that Lucy used to deal with anorexia and luckily she was able to overcome it. Trying to insult her by saying she looks anorexic is just not ok.
Besides, not everyone who appears unusually thin is necessarily anorexic. Sarah Hyland recently received a ton of criticism for her appearance and later revealed online that she had been dealing with a serious medical issue that had caused her to lose weight.
Just like it’s never ok to judge someone who appears plus-size or curvy, it’s also never ok to judge someone appears skinny. So to all those numskulls who can’t seem to get it through their thick heads: STFU or suffer the rather of strong women everywhere.
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.