We have possibly all been there, in our past. You are 13. Your shopping for your high school dance, trying to find that perfect dress.
Your mum is helping you and suggests trying on a more ‘grown up’ dress than you are used to. After hesitating you decide to make your mum very happy and try on the dress, even stopping to pose for a photo for her in the grown up dress.
Now enter this happy scene – the sales assistant. Without even thinking this lady tells you that you need constrictive underwear (aka Spanx) to hold you in to wear the dress at all….
This is what happened to Megan Naramore Harris’ daughter, Lexi in a shop in Kansas. Mum Megan, is not not one to sit back and allow this kind of body-shaming. Not only did she confront the sales assistant about the statement face-to-face, she also took to Facebook that night to break down how terrible the woman’s statement was in a post that’s now gone viral.
The message resonated with many; the post has been liked more than 300,000 times and has ben shared more than 50,000 times.
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“I hope this is shared and gets back to you so that you should not say something like that to a girl ever again,” Megan wrote. “You never know what negative or positive thoughts they are thinking about themselves.”