Fitness bloggerLiz Krueger recently shared a story, describing how she was “shamed” and “bullied” for her choice of outfit at a wedding.
Explaining to Yahoo that she had gone along to the wedding as a friend’s “plus one”, Liz chose a dress that made her feel “pretty”, but that didn’t exactly go down well with the other guests attending.
Despite the fact that the attire at the wedding ranged from “dressy”, to “baseball hats and jeans”, Liz was singled out for wearing a dress that was “too sexy”, with one woman telling her that she was “embarrassed for her”, and another purposefully spilling a beer down Liz’s arm.
With the aboveInstagram post, Lizsaid:
“If only I knew that choosing this dress for a wedding on a 90 degree day meant so many women would be outrightly rude to me, and even come up behind me slap my ass as I’m standing alone. As quote ” it was a dare from her friends, bc I was a target.” And then proceed to spill a full beer spilt down my arm Just one of maaaaany acts of kindness of the night! Yup. That happened. Good thing for thick skin, being able to laugh at things and not take it personally, and good friends/hubby by my side #adultsarebullystoo Regardless, we had one heck of s fun night and no “grown” women’s comments/glares could bring me down as a wedding guest:)”
Liz also told Yahoo style:
“I laughed it off and tried to just act like it didnt bother me, because I felt humiliated. I felt like I was in an adult version of Mean Girls.
I hope that my situation can help someone else and let other women know its not OK to bring each other down or harass each other. I want to inspire women and build women up. Its hard to do when they are tearing you down.”
We so chill A photo posted by Liz Krueger (@mrslizkrueger) on
When asked to respond to people who might agree that her dress was “too sexy”, at least for a wedding, Liz said:
“I respect their opinion. If they think its too sexy, they dont have to wear it. I am very confident in my skin, as over the years Ive had to overcome a lot of body issues, and Im finally to a place where I enjoy wearing fun dresses. Im a kind, genuine person, who doesnt do it for attention.”
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