Juggun Kazim opens up about being fat-shamed during pregnancy

09:28 AM | 4 Sep, 2019
Juggun Kazim opens up about being fat-shamed during pregnancy
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LAHORE- Fat-shaming, especially women, is not a new phenomenon and we don't realise how it can threaten one’s physical and mental health.

Juggun Kazim has bravely opened up to address the issue of fat shaming during her pregnancy and even after suffering a miscarriage.

In a heartbreaking Instagram post, actor and host, Juggun Kazim talked about about her recent miscarriage and how she hadn't revealed her pregnancy due to her precarious pregnancies, which led to people assuming she had just gained weight and started to fat-shame her.

“A humble request! Until a few days ago, I was pregnant. For some reason, I gained a lot of weight really, really quickly. But what shocked me was how much I started getting fat-shamed. One lady said, ‘Lagta hai Lahore ki hawa lag gaye hai” [It looks like you’ve been struck by the winds of Lahore], ” Kazim said in the post.

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A humble request!!! Until a few days ago, I was pregnant. For some reason, I gained a lot of weight really really quickly. What shocked me was how much I started getting fat shamed. One lady said "lagta hai Lahore ki hawa laag gaye tumhain". Other women just told me bluntly that I had become a bit too “healthy.” Till now, I wasn't ready to share that I was expecting a baby because my pregnancies have generally been precarious. Last week I had a miscarriage. My doctor has now told me that this time it was quite serious and that there had been a lot of internal bleeding. I took a day off to mourn but then went back to work because, well, what else does one do? And the day after I resumed work, somebody again commented on how I was looking “extra healthy.” We need to stop fat shaming other people. People who are overweight know they are overweight. Their weight gain may be for any number of reasons, some desirable and some not. Yes, some people need to be encouraged to lead a more active lifestyle. But unless you are somebody’s mother or sister, don’t tell them what you think of their body. Life is short. Let’s try and live ours with kindness.

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"Till now, I wasn't ready to share that I was expecting a baby because my pregnancies have generally been precarious. Last week, I had a miscarriage. My doctor has now told me that that this time it was quite serious and that there had been a lot of internal bleeding. I took a day off to mourn but then went back to work because, well, what else can one do? And the day after I resumed work, someone again commented on how I was looking "extra healthy".

"We need to stop fat-shaming other people. People who are overweight know they are overweight. Their weight gain may be for any number of reasons, some desirable and some not. Yes, some people need to be encouraged to lead a more active lifestyle. But unless you are somebody's mother or sister, don't tell them what you think of their body."

She concluded her note, saying, "Life is short. Let's try and live ours with kindness." And we couldn't agree more!

It's pathetic how people are so obsessed with skinny women. Nobody has the right to comment on what anyone should look like, how many times a day they should work out, or how a pregnancy should make them look.

Concentrate on yourself and if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say nothing at all.

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