Lauren Conrad Has Banned These Body-Shaming Words
Lauren says she's binning these words to stop body-shaming and promote body diversity.
It’s bikini season again, which means you’ll probably be seeing lotsa articles telling you to shape up or slim down.
But if you’re a regular on Lauren Conrad’s site laurenconrad.com, you’ll no longer be seeing the words ‘skinny’, ‘slim’ or ‘thin’. That’s cos Lauren has placed a ban on using the words, which she describes as “body-shaming.”
Every body is created differently—and healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes.
She wrote on her website,
“When we’ve talked about getting in shape in the past, words like ‘skinny,’ ‘slim,’ and ‘thin’ have often come up. Starting this month, we’ll be banning any body shaming terms from the site, and replacing them with words like ‘fit’ ‘toned,’ and ‘healthy.’ We try [to do] this for the most part anyway, but now we’re making it official! The word skinny will now be reserved for skinny jeans. My editorial team and I had a long talk about it, and we want to make sure that the focus is on being fit as opposed to a number on the scale. Every body is created differently—and healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes.”
Whaddya reckon? Is a ban on these words a necessary step?