Principal Heather Taylor of Stratford High School in Goose Creek, South Carolina recently told girls at the school not to wear leggings.
Taylor made her comments during an assembly about the school’s dress code, reports WCBD: “I’m going to tell you now, unless you are a size zero or two and you wear something like that, you look fat.”
Allison Veazey, a Sophomore, told the news station: “I’m not a size zero and I kind of felt targeted because of my size.”
Lacy Thompson-Harper, a parent, wrote on Facebook:
Body shaming teenage girls is uncalled for, inappropriate and unprofessional. When I spoke with her, she talked around the issue, and made excuse after excuse, effectively calling all of the students liars.
This has upset many, many more students than just those in the 10th grade. My daughter is in the 11th grade, and is livid. She has been ridiculed by students for her body, and shouldn’t be subjected to it from teachers.
By the end of the conversation with Mrs. Taylor, she agreed to apologize to the 11th and 12th grade students during their assemblies, and to call back both the 9th and 10th grade students and apologize.