Did not mean to body shame anyone: Zaihani on fat shaming remark
New Delhi : Malaysian fashion critic Zaihani Mohd Zain defended her fat-shaming remark by saying she did not mean to body shame anyone. She had suggested 60-kg limit for would be fashion show attendees.
A massive outrage had broken out over her remarks.
Talking to a web portal, she said, "I was just expressing what I felt during that particular show, where I was seated next to a man who was bigger than I."
"The man also sat with his legs wide apart, without considering the persons seated next to him. With seating arrangement at fashion shows, when one sits like that, it encroaches into the personal space of those sat next to him," she continued.
"And I wasn't comfortable seated next to that person that evening. That's why I shared that status on my Facebook. I wasn't taking a random swipe at plus-sized people," explained Zaihani.
"If you weigh above 60kg, then you should not come, because your thighs will spill over onto the chairs on your left and right. It's so awkward and uncomfortable for the persons seated next to you!" her Facebook post read.