Bully Tells Mom ‘Leggings Aren’t For Obese People’ And It Backfires Spectacularly.
Women are still being told what to wear, or in this case, what not to wear. Kelley Markland, 36, of Port Orange, Fla, received an anonymous piece of mail that read, "Women who weigh 300 pounds should not wear yoga pants!!"
The body-shaming letter was accompanied with a meme of Anchorman character Ron Burgundy saying, "Your pants say yoga but your butt says McDonald's."
The mother of two described the experience as "surreal," thinking that it was a cruel joke. She later realized that it was not a joke but an act of bullying.
Markland posted the details of the letter on Facebook, where supporters were equally upset by its meanness. Her story has been featured on the local news and national platforms such as Today.com and Cosmopolitan. Thousands of women have liked, shared, and thanked Markland for standing up for herself and for being a strong inspiration.
Continue reading for photos and more details on this Kelley Markland's story.
Meet Kelley Markland, a 36-year-old mother of two.
Based in Port Orange, Fla., Kelley Markland keeps busy. She's a mother, substitute teacher, and according to her Facebook, a lead consultant at Scentsy.
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She went out with her family to celebrate her daughter's birthday.
When she got home, she found with a nasty message. Someone had body-shamed her for wearing leggings. The note was handwritten and postage stamped, but there was no information about the sender.
Markland then shared the letter with her husband.
He was angered by the message and was going to crumple it up when Markland stopped him. She decided to turn this negative experience into something positive. Her first step was posting a photo of the letter to Facebook along with a caption.
"Wearing my ‘fun’ leggings gave me a tad bit of confidence in not looking sloppy all the time … Thank you for making me feel like absolute, complete s--t," she wrote.
Markland acknowledged that people receive comments like this every day.
"It hurts. You'd be lying if you said it didn't hurt," she told local news. "It goes beyond just me."
Here are just a few of the women who stand with her.
If you're interested in showing your support, you can post a photo of you or a friend in leggings with the hashtag #LeggingsWin.
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