A grandmother has come under fire after “fat-shaming” her sons’ wives and her own granddaughters in a bizarre wedding dress ad.
Putting her decades-old wedding dress up for sale, the grandma in question revealed she was married in 1994. Even since, she has taken good care of her wedding dress in hopes that she could one day pass it on to her sons’ partners or her own granddaughter.
As she said in her rant, however, she’s had no “such luck” because her sons picked partners bigger than her. She went on to complain about her granddaughters’ size saying it was better for her to just sell the dress to a stranger.
“If I had daughters I would, but even my daughter-in-laws were too big. I’ve had the dress since 1994 when I got married. I had it professionally hand boxed to protect it,” the grandma said as she explained her reasons for selling the dress rather than saving it any longer.
“Even my granddaughters will be bigger and not fit the dress.I always hoped that one of them would have been able to, that’s why I’ve kept it all these years.
It’s also why I paid to have it professionally packed and preserved, unfortunately my boys married bigger girls and my granddaughters will also be bigger than I am.”
She added: “It’s too bad, the dress is gorgeous and the way it flows when walking is breathtaking. When I bought it from David’s it was their top of the line dress, I always thought one of my boys would marry someone small enough to wear it, or at least one of granddaughters would be able to wear it.
“Well, no such luck. I’ll probably end up sending it to a bridal consignment shop. They have offered me more than I was asking, I just think those places are just so cold, and they will sell it for far more than I was asking.”
Soon enough, screenshots of the advert went viral on Twitter where users blasted the woman and accused her of fat-shaming her family.
“How much do we want to bet the ‘bigger girls’ her sons married aren’t actually that big. I feel so sorry for everyone who has ever had to interact with this woman,” someone wrote.
“‘Huge’ granddaughters who are about five years old. I get that she clearly has some sort of bad relationship with her own body/eating but whew,” another said.
The third suggested: “I don’t understand the idea of assuming your daughter/ daughter-in-law/ granddaughter will wear your wedding dress. What suits one woman, may not suit another, not to mention differing taste & fashions of the time change. It’s their day & should wear what they want.”
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