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Have you fought fat-shamers like Neha did? Share your stories

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Last updated on: February 05, 2019 10:38 IST
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Neha Dhupia

IMAGE: Neha Dhupia for Femina Stylista West 2019. Photograph: Kind courtesy Neha Dhupia/Instagram

Neha Dhupia has never shied away from talking about her marriage, relationship or motherhood.

The former Miss India and MTV Roadies judge -- who gave birth to a daughter last year -- was fat-shamed by Fashion Central, a lifestyle magazine.

'Neha Dhupia('s) shocking weight gain post pregnancy at Femina Stylista West 2019,' Fashion Central wrote on its Web site.

Sharing a screen shot of the magazine's story, Neha lashed out at her haters with a positive message.

'I don't owe anyone an explanation because fat-shaming like this doesn't bother me one bit,' the 38-year-old actress wrote on Instagram.

'I do want to address this as a larger problem because fat-shaming needs to stop for EVERYONE not just celebs,' she continued in the post, that has been liked by over 80,000 (and counting) followers.

'As a new mom I want to be fit, healthy and energetic for my daughter. So I work out everyday, sometimes twice a day because for me...'Fitness' is a priority and not 'fitting into' society's standards regarding looks. And I hope in the future people are kinder to each other while making such vapid and vile comments. To quote @pattonoswalt ... 'Be Kind. It's chaos out there.' Neha added.

Neha isn't the first celebrity to be shamed for her post-pregnancy weight gain. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty and Kareena Kapoor have been criticised for their weight.

Dear readers, we are asking you.

Have you been fat-shamed in school, college or at your workplace? By your own family members or friends? Or by people you barely knew?

Do you know someone who was fat-shamed?

How did you deal with it?

Did it affect you? What did you do about it?

Have you ever fat-shamed someone and regretted it?

Share your experience with us.

Write to us getahead@rediff.co.in (subject: I was fat shamed too) along with your NAME, AGE, LOCATION and a photograph, if possible.

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