A high school principal in Goose Creek, South Carolina made comments recently that have drawn criticism from students and parents.
Heather Taylor, principal at Stratford High School, reportedly told an assembly of 9th and 10th graders that they have to be a certain size to wear leggings at school.
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."
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.