Whitney Way Thore wants fans to stop commenting about her weight. (Photo: Bryan Bedder)
Reality TV personality Whitney Way Thore sees those social media comments about her perceived “weight loss,” and she’s not taking them as compliments.
The star of TLC’s “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” — a show about Thore learning to love herself and her dancer’s body after polycystic ovarian syndrome caused her to gain 200 pounds — shared an Instagram post Wednesday that made it clear she’d like that kind of commentary to stop.
“I’ve been reading my comments and a large majority of them are people congratulating me for losing some amount of weight that you have perceived that I’ve lost,” she said on her Instagram, where she also posts workouts, swimsuit photos and dancing videos. “It’s just not something I will ever feel comfortable saying ‘Thank you’ for.”
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Just had to get this off my chest. ?Reminder: your value does not increase if your weight decreases. You can implement healthy behaviors as a fat person or a thin person independent of weight. Changing your body is not the ? to happiness, but changing your mindset is. ?
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She continued: “If you’re inspired by me, that’s wonderful, I’m glad. But I hope that’s because I’m a woman who learned to love herself no matter what size she is.”
To further emphasize her point, she added in the caption for the video: “Reminder: your value does not increase if your weight decreases. You can implement healthy behaviors as a fat person or a thin person independent of weight.”
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