When will people learn, body shaming in public or private will never end well? Did they not get the Dani Mathers memo? Apparently some staffers who worked at British retailer Superdrug did not. When shopper Harriet Rae was minding her own business and shopping for shorts, she noticed two women laughing at her and mocking her publicly to her dismay.
In a post on Facebook, Harriet said, “To the two girls working in Truro Superdrug this afternoon. Don’t worry– I heard the comments you made to each other about my appearance and my shorts. You spoke loud enough for most people to hear. Its obviously not the first time you’ve had a giggle and a made comments about another girl but when you do it normally, the person you talk about probably looks away and you actually make them feel really sad inside. But today, by the looks on your faces you really weren’t prepared for the massive cheesy smile I gave you! Just so you know, your words didn’t hurt me. The looks you gave me did not either. I do feel slightly saddened that you think it’s ok to speak about another female, or in fact anyone, in that way.”
And honestly, we can’t think of any other word besides sad to sum up the emotion we feel when reading about women mocking other women—it’s completely against everything we believe, boils down to be one of the worst cardinal sins on the face of this earth to shame another woman. And while the company has apologized for their employees, and promised to use Harriet’s experience as training for employees in the future, there’s systematically a problem when you can’t even keep your comments to yourself while working. Harriet is a lot nicer than most, as she has decided not to reveal the employees names or appearances to the company, so we can only hope that they have learned a lesson in not only being professional at work, but uplifting other women and if unable to do so, the ability to keep their mouths shut.