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Daughter Calls Her Mom “Fat”, And Mother’s Viral Response Sparks Heated Discussions
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Daughter Calls Her Mom “Fat”, And Mother’s Viral Response Sparks Heated Discussions

When Allison Kimmey told her kids it was time to go home from the pool, her daughter got so upset she told her brother ‘mama is fat’. Kimmey decided to teach them a lesson.

After coming back home, she asked her kids to come up for a talk. “The truth is, I am not fat,” she said. “No one IS fat. It’s not something you can BE. But I do HAVE fat. We ALL have fat. It protects our muscles and our bones and keeps our bodies going by providing us energy.” Kimmey went on teaching the kids that “fat is not a bad word in our house”. While Kimmey can’t control what goes on outside of her house and what kids hear at school, she is determined that in her household, they will not call people fat as an insult. “It is our job to continue to be the loudest, most accepting, positive and CONSISTENT voice they hear,” Kimmey said. Kimmey shared her story on Instagram and it has gone viral since, with over 32k likes.

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When Allison Kimmey told her kids playtime was over, her daughter got so upset she said ‘mama is fat’

So Kimmey decided to teach her kids a lesson

While Kimmey can’t control what goes on outside of her house and what kids hear at school

She is determined that in her household, they will not call people fat as an insult

“It is our job to continue to be the loudest, most accepting, positive and CONSISTENT voice they hear”

Kimmey shared her story on Instagram and it has gone viral since

With over 32k likes and tons of different comments

Some of which are positive and supportive

While others disagree with Kimmey’s point of view

What do you think about all this? Let us know in the comment section below!

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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OK let's be politically corect forever and denie the obvious truth because someone might get "offended".The lady is perhaps a great person,a good mother but her daughter was right.She's fat.Oh no,si has fat.A lot of fat.

Wanda Queen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes. But....she's still allowed to teach her children not to use it as an insult.

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Ricky Couture
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Like with most issues in this country, the truth is suppressed by shame, denial, and ignorance, all pulling the principle we settle on in many different directions. Truthfully, being overweight isn't healthy, and it isn't something that should just be treated incidental. On the other hand, labeling, judging, criticizing, and condemning people isn't right, and nobody should ever have to be accountable for how they look to anybody but themselves. This narrative of body shaming, though, and reactive tendency we have to glorify certain things in order to combat judgment isn't the best solution. I don't think any person should be inclined to view anything in a way that isn't natural to them...So long as they understand that others see things differently. In terms of obesity -- I don't see it as my place to judge at all. It isn't. And I don't. But I also don't pretend that it's inconsequential. In life, you should always look to better yourself and your health. Insecurities notwithstanding.

Rafaella Bueno
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree. I don't think we should teach kids to judge and bully, but the opposite like this, pretending that everything and everyone is great and perfect, is also not okay. Kids shouldn't think of "fat" as an insult, or bully fat people for being fat, but they should be able to know that there are fat people and that obesity can be a huge health issue.... they might even be able to help someone who wants to lose weight at some point. It's not different, imo, from trying to convince everybody that everyone is beautiful and perfect and shit... no, ugly people ARE a thing. And 1. they don't want compliments that they know are empty, they just want to not be treated badly for being ugly and 2. no amount of convincing yourself will make you see an ugly person as beautiful, it'll only make yourself feel bad because you know you still actually think they're ugly and you "shouldn't". We should teach kids to not treat others badly for having flaws, not that acknowledging said flaws is a sin.

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ItsPam Duh
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can these stories have their own section? Like narcissistic parenting 101

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grongo bar
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OK let's be politically corect forever and denie the obvious truth because someone might get "offended".The lady is perhaps a great person,a good mother but her daughter was right.She's fat.Oh no,si has fat.A lot of fat.

Wanda Queen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes. But....she's still allowed to teach her children not to use it as an insult.

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Ricky Couture
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Like with most issues in this country, the truth is suppressed by shame, denial, and ignorance, all pulling the principle we settle on in many different directions. Truthfully, being overweight isn't healthy, and it isn't something that should just be treated incidental. On the other hand, labeling, judging, criticizing, and condemning people isn't right, and nobody should ever have to be accountable for how they look to anybody but themselves. This narrative of body shaming, though, and reactive tendency we have to glorify certain things in order to combat judgment isn't the best solution. I don't think any person should be inclined to view anything in a way that isn't natural to them...So long as they understand that others see things differently. In terms of obesity -- I don't see it as my place to judge at all. It isn't. And I don't. But I also don't pretend that it's inconsequential. In life, you should always look to better yourself and your health. Insecurities notwithstanding.

Rafaella Bueno
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree. I don't think we should teach kids to judge and bully, but the opposite like this, pretending that everything and everyone is great and perfect, is also not okay. Kids shouldn't think of "fat" as an insult, or bully fat people for being fat, but they should be able to know that there are fat people and that obesity can be a huge health issue.... they might even be able to help someone who wants to lose weight at some point. It's not different, imo, from trying to convince everybody that everyone is beautiful and perfect and shit... no, ugly people ARE a thing. And 1. they don't want compliments that they know are empty, they just want to not be treated badly for being ugly and 2. no amount of convincing yourself will make you see an ugly person as beautiful, it'll only make yourself feel bad because you know you still actually think they're ugly and you "shouldn't". We should teach kids to not treat others badly for having flaws, not that acknowledging said flaws is a sin.

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ItsPam Duh
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can these stories have their own section? Like narcissistic parenting 101

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