Heather Taylor, the principal of a high school in South Carolina, has been recorded fat-shaming her own students during an assembly. While she has claimed to be the “biggest fan” of her 10th grade students, her investment in their success has been accused of going too far.
She was recorded during an assembly while talking about leggings. She wanted the girls to understand her opinion on the article of clothing, that they should always be worn underneath a dress or a long shirt and never as a replacement for pants. Sharing an opinion on fashion wouldn’t have been so bad…but she didn’t stop there.
Taylor went on to declare that leggings aren’t flattering on girls above “certain sizes,” and kept talking, fat-shaming her students, something that she claims she never intended to do:
If someone has not told you this before, I’m going to tell you this now – unless you are a size zero or two, and you wear something like that [leggings], even though you are not fat, you look fat.”
When confronted with the recording, Taylor issued a statement…but not an apology.
“My intention was not to hurt or offend any of my students…” She said in a statement, justifying her “support” of the students. But she never took a word of it back.
That’s great, but she should probably still apologize.
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