Leilani

By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

Bride Gets Body-Shamed By Her Own Mom, But Then A Stranger Steps In…

We're all too familiar with the portmanteau 'Bridezilla.' It's what we call the bride-to-be when she is so stressed out with wedding plans that she becomes a little neurotic. In 2004, the term hit mainstream audiences with the reality TV show Bridezillas. We saw women screaming, throwing things across the room, breaking down, and then smiling once again after finally saying, 'I do.' To their credit, weddings are extremely stressful especially when you are short on time or if you aren't getting the support you need.

Have you ever heard of the term 'Momzilla?' It's similar to 'Bridezilla' and used to describe the mothers who are over controlling of their son's or daughter's wedding. Many people invite their mothers to help out with the wedding, and this often includes the dress fitting, but sometimes they can be more hurtful than they are helpful.

The What Would You Do Show? Show (WWYD Show) released an episode in which a mother criticizes the way her daughter looks as she tries on dresses at Kleinfeld Bridal, a shop that boasts the largest selection of wedding dress in the US.

The producers hired three actresses to play a domineering mother and two younger women with different body types to play her daughter on separate days. See how other shoppers responded below and let us know what you would do if you witnessed a similar situation.

Round 1: 'You Look Anorexic'

As this young woman tries on a few different wedding dresses at Kleinfeld, her mother steps in with some harsh words.

'That's disgusting,' she says. 'You look terrible in this dress. You look anorexic to me... I hate the dress.'

The woman looks sad but doesn't say anything in response.

Momzilla continues. 'If grandma saw you, she'd think you look like a sl*t. It's disgusting what you look [like] in this dress.'

Round 1: 'You Look Anorexic'

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Fellow Shoppers Offer Their Support

As the mother steps out of the room, other shoppers approach the woman to comfort her.

'Anything is gonna look beautiful on you,' one of them tell hers.

Another tries to take the middle ground by saying, 'She loves you. She wants you to be the most beautiful bride.'

None of the shoppers, however, speak directly to the mother.

Fellow Shoppers Offer Their Support

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An Angel Steps In

Loulie Walker, a wedding planner, sees the whole thing and actually comes up to the bride-to-be twice.

'You should be in heaven,' she says. 'So I can't imagine how she's made you feel but you should write her off and get the dress that you want.'

The second time, she hands her a business card and tells her to call her with any questions she might have.

The actress later described the woman's actions as 'a saving grace.'

An Angel Steps In

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Round 2: Plus-Size Wedding Dress Shopping

Notice here that they've used the same actress for the mother in this scene but swapped out the bride-to-be.

'It does nothing for you, nothing at all. Really,' the mother says while circling around her. 'You look very fat.'

Round 2: Plus-Size Wedding Dress Shopping

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The Bride Receives Twice the Support

Just like they did with the first bride-to-be, other shoppers approach this one and tell her that she's beautiful and should pick any dress that she'd like. But this time, they also stand up to Momzilla.

'I'm a mom here with my daughter and my opinion is if she's happy and she's the bride, it's her day. You gotta support her. Look at her. She's beautiful.'

The Bride Receives Twice the Support

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