Body Shaming

What does body shaming mean?

Criticizing a person's body

Body shaming is a term that describes when a person criticizes someone because of their physique. Body shaming is usually done to people who are overweight in order to make them feel bad about their appearance.

Body shaming is mainly directed at women, such as runway models and body builders, for being too skinny or too muscular. The criticizing commonly occurs on social sites in reaction to images posted in the Internet.


I can't believe they were body shaming her in that outfit
Yeah, she looked great to me!

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Updated April 24, 2018

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