Stop Obsessing Over Everyone’s Body and Weight, It Is Absolutely Shitty

By: Mariam Abdelrazek

I am sick and tired of people commenting on everything and saying their opinion about everything when it doesn’t concern them. I’m sure y’all are familiar with Adele’s birthday post, it literally broke the internet. Of course, it only took 5 mins till the news reached our extremely non-judgmental Arab moms (sarcasm was used) and the comments I heard from people were disgusting. “Adele msh 3agbany w heya khasa”, “she looks unhealthy”, “tab3an di 3amla 3amaleya wesh”. It’s safe to say that I was fuming. Like, how is it any of your business? Is it your body? No. Stop acting like you’re perfect and meticulously analyzing and commenting on everything. When you achieve perfection, only then do you have the right to talk. 

You see, the hypocrisy is astounding, if someone’s chubby, the fat shaming is unbearable. All under the excuse that body fat is unhealthy. Exactly like those who keep pointing out your acne and say that it’s because they want what’s best for you. Same goes for skinny shaming. Like, I wake up every day and I see myself in the mirror and I know what my body looks like and I’m already insecure about it. And if it’s unhealthy, don’t you think I would know? Don’t you think I would feel? Don’t you think I would try to solve the problem but maybe I’m struggling gaining weight or having a hard time losing some. See, these comments people keep making are the reason others have 2 spoons of rice for lunch, nothing for dinner and a grape for breakfast. They’re the reason others shove their fingers inside their throat after having a full meal. 

You hate on overweight people, claiming it’s unhealthy to have fat, and then when they have surgery to remove the fat that’s bugging you SO much, you tell them they look so thin now, or they shouldn’t have had a surgery because it’s not the best way to lose weight. It’s just a never-ending cycle of fucking bullshit. You want to give someone advice? ONLY do it if they’re your friend. If you know them personally and I can’t stress this enough, make sure you’re not being rude, make sure they know you only want what’s best for them. Other than that, don’t comment on people’s weight because it’s fucking shitty. Because you don’t know what someone has been through, you don’t know whether they’re sick and can’t gain weight or whether they’ve been trying to lose weight for years and can’t, YOU DON’T KNOW what people are going through, so just stay in your lane for once and keep your hurtful words to yourself because we all have insecurities, you don’t want people hunting these down and reminding you of them every second of every damn day. 

Don’t people see what they’re doing? I am FUMING. They’re making those who are comfortable in their body weight feel like they’re a stranger trapped in a box that they can’t get out of. The comments I hear about people’s bodies every day keep getting more disgusting by the second. Why can’t we just mind our own business and let people live? Like will you die if you don’t comment on someone’s body? There should be a rule stating that it’s illegal to comment on something a person can’t change in two days because the frustration is unbearable. Knowing that you’re not ‘perfect’ and also knowing you can’t do anything about it. 

Moral of the story, stop commenting on people’s bodies. Mind your own damn business it’s not that hard. And if you’re being criticized, just try to block people out as much as you can and do what YOU and only you want because no matter how much you change to make someone else happy, another person will not find you perfect so just do what you want, be what you want and if anyone has a problem with it, they can honestly go bang their head on the nearest wall.

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