7 Things You Think Are Compliments But Which Are Actually Insults

Published 11/17/2013 by Dani B.

Thought Catalog

1. You’re not fat, you’re beautiful!

Aside from the fact that letting this gem loose at someone who is feeling particularly heavy is directly implying that being fat is mutually exclusive with being beautiful, you are also putting up a nice little fence around them in the process. “Don’t exceed these borders,” it says, “Because at a certain point, you’re going to go from ‘acceptably beautiful’ to ‘just plain ol’ fat,’ and you definitely don’t want to do that.” If you want to call someone beautiful, just do it, and don’t do it with the intent of dismissing an entire body type.

2. Ladies, don’t worry about what men think of you.

If I had a dollar for every shirtless dude in a snapback who took a picture of himself holding a sign telling all 3.5 billion women on this planet to stop worrying about men think — I suppose…

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