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Parents Are Enraged After This Principal Said Only Students Size 0-2 Can Wear Leggings

"To think that someone would think that I look like a stuffed sausage — that was kind of hurtful."

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According to News 2, Taylor said, “I’ve told you this before, I’m going to tell you this now. Unless you are a size zero or two and you wear something like that, even though you’re not fat, you look fat.”

One student at the assembly, Allison Veazy, said she felt like she was being body shamed by her own principal. Veazy told the Charleston TV station, "It was really hurtful, cause I felt like my size made me look disgusting towards someone in the clothes that I wear."

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Veazy added, "I wear leggings outside of school and I wear leggings when I go and hang out with my friends, and to think that someone would think that I look like a stuffed sausage — that was kind of hurtful."

Lacey Thompson-Harper, the mom of an 11th-grader at the school, posted her outrage on Facebook.

This post, which has since been deleted, said, "Body shaming teenage girls is uncalled for, inappropriate and unprofessional. When I spoke with her (the principal), she talked around the issue, and made excuse after excuse, effectively calling all of the students liars.”

Principal Taylor has offered to apologize for her comments, but many families are still upset about the incident.

BuzzFeed has reached out to Taylor for comment.