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Mom Responds On Social Media After Getting Body Shamed At Grocery Store

Charli Stevens had one of those experiences that was so unbelievable that she just had to vent. She acknowledges that she’s not one for sharing personal things on social media, but once she started writing, she just let it rip.

The end result was an absolutely epic post, and we can only hope that the person that caused her so much angst comes across it. There’s a good chance she might, as her post became a viral sensation.

As Yahoo shares, Stevens was minding her own business doing some grocery shopping when she was approached by a belligerent woman that made her feel absolutely awful. The woman completely body shamed her, and Stevens was so taken aback that she just froze up.

After she had some time to process things, she decided to let it out. Her post was so amazing that she wound up giving an interview about it to Today Parents.

“She looked at me and said, ‘I think your clothes are a little too small on you.' I was completely shocked and so caught off guard that the only thing I could say was, ‘Excuse me?’” Stevens explained. The woman responded, “I’m not trying to be mean, but maybe you should reconsider your outfit before you leave your house.”

While she ended up leaving the store upset after freezing up, she was able to place things in perfect perspective when she started writing down her thoughts.

“How are people so rude? It’s no secret that I’ve gained weight throughout life. I’ve birthed two kids so it’s bound to happen. Do I realize I’m overweight? Yes. Do I want to be smaller? Yes. But am I okay with the way I look? Yes!! Why would a complete stranger go out of their way to insult someone? What if I was severely depressed?” she posted.

Stevens continued “Or what if I was constantly made fun of for my weight and that one comment from that stranger pushed me over the edge? Luckily, I’m neither of those things. But people have got to start being nice. Having common sense. Being respectful.”

While it doesn’t sound like there’s much hope for the rude woman in the grocery store, Stevens has a plea for the rest of us to take to heart.

“Please, PLEASE, have some respect for people. You never know what someone is going through or if your one little comment, snicker, stare, whatever will be enough to break someone down or push them over the edge,” she continued. “I’m not writing this for sympathy but just as a plea to anyone who might read this to just be nice and have respect for people. I fear for my daughter to grow up in this world. We’ve gotta set a good example for our children.”

While any kind of shaming is frowned upon by fully functioning adults, there are some people out there that could care less about that. We’re not going to attempt to get in the mind of those folks, as we don’t care too much for creepy places.

However, we will hope that they someday take a gander in the mirror and learn to change their ways.

Source: Yahoo
Photos: Charli Stevens/Facebook, Gunnery Sgt. Ryan E. O'Hare

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