THERE’S nothing quite like a compliment to boost your mood for the day.
But one midsize mum, who is from the US and posts under the acronym @balkanina, shared a video revealing some of the things women have said to her that “are not actually compliments.”
A midsize mum has revealed some of the backhanded compliments she’s received from womenCredit: TikTok/@balkanina
The fashion fan explained that people don’t realise they’re giving backhanded complimentsCredit: TikTok/@balkanina
First up, she recalls how people often say to her: “I could never wear that, you’re so brave.”
She also notes how she’s often asked how she’s confident in her body – something which she points out is definitely a bank-handed compliment.
Another comment she frequently receives is: “I have kids, I can’t dress like that.”
And a final back-handed compliment she recalls is: “You look so much better in XXX (without being asked).”
The size 12 fashion fan captioned the post: “Whats something someone has said to you that’s a back handed compliment?”
And it wasn’t long before social media users took to the comments section to share some of their rather shocking revelations.
“I was on a weight loss journey and a ‘friend’ told me if I lose any more weight I’ll be able to fit into her clothes,” wrote one.
A second commented: “My ex friend constantly asked me what size my clothes were, I then lost 7 stone & she never spoke to me again – it’s been 5 years.”
A third penned: “I had someone say, you’re so lucky they don’t make those types of clothes in smaller sizes like I wear.”
Meanwhile, another noted: “Several times I’ve been asked when I’m due.”
A further recalled the comment she often receives: “You’re single? but you’re so pretty” must be my personality then.”
And another added: “You’re prettier in person! From a female friend of my now ex husband.”
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