A South Carolina high school principal told female students that they shouldn’t be wearing leggings unless they are a size two or zero.
Local news station WCBD News 2 reported on Thursday that Stratford High School Principal Heather Taylor discouraged students from wearing leggings as pants during a 10th grade assembly on Aug. 22 about the school’s dress code.
“I’ve told you this before, I’m going to tell you this now. Unless you’re a size zero or a two and you wear something like that, even though you’re not fat, you look fat,” Taylor is heard saying to students in a recording obtained by WCBD News 2.
Many parents and students were upset by Taylor’s comments. Stratford High sophomore Allison Veazey told WCBD News 2 that Taylor’s comments were hurtful and make her more self-conscious about her body.
“I’m not a size zero and I kind of felt targeted because of my size,” she said. “It was really hurtful because I felt like my size made me look, you know, disgusting towards someone in the clothes that I wear.”