‘I’m shamed for being ‘too skinny to be a mum’ – trolls tell me to eat a burger’

Caitlin says people troll her with nasty comments about her weight (Image: Caitlin Fladager/Instagram)

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A mum who claims she's trolled for being "too skinny" has hit back at cruel trolls who tell her to eat junk food so men will fancy her.

Mum-of-two Caitlin Fladager, 27, from Vancouver in Canada says shaming someone for being skinny is just as offensive as saying they're "too fat."

After sharing snippets of her life as a mum on Instagram, she claims people have told her to "eat a burger" and cruelly said men like women with "meat on their bones," The Sun reports.

In a message to her followers, Caitlin said: "Skinny shaming is a major issue that isn’t talked about enough.

Caitlin says people comment on her weight and say she's unattractive to men
(Image: Caitlin Fladager/Instagram)

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"We are always taught now not to comment on anyone’s body, not to ask about if someone has gained weight.

"But when has it become okay to comment on someone being small, and assuming drugs, starving themselves, or being unhealthy is involved?

"Please remember skinny shaming is a thing. And it is hurtful."

The mum-of-two insists there's nothing unhealthy about her body
(Image: Caitlin Fladager/Instagram)

The mum said she recently changed her profile picture on Instagram – which provoked a flurry of nasty comments.

Among the cruel jibes she claims to have received are:

  • "Wow, you make bigger people feel bad about themselves."
  • “Are you eating? How is your relationship with food?”
  • “I’m all for body positivity, but she’s too skinny.”
  • “She’s probably struggling with an eating disorder, or she could be in relapse, or she’s a recovering addict.”
  • “Must be nice to be so skinny, I starve myself and I’m not.”
  • “Pictures like these show your daughter at a young age she has to be skinny like you. Sad.”
  • “Eat a hamburger.”
  • “Men like girls with meat on their bones.”
  • “I’d rather be beautiful and healthy than a size 00!”

Hitting back at assumptions people have made about her, Caitlin said just because someone is skinny, it doesn't mean they're unhealthy.

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"For some of us, it’s just our bodies. It’s who we are.

"Stop commenting on people’s weight, bigger or smaller. Not your body, not your business," she said.

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