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Juggun Kazim opens up about being fat-shamed while pregnant

Actor and host, Juggun Kazim took to her Instagram today to open up about her struggle while being pregnant. In a heartbreaking post, she talked about her recent miscarriage, and how people incessantly body-shamed her during her high-risk pregnancy.

“Until a few days ago, I was pregnant. For some reason, I gained a lot of weight really really quickly. What shocked me was how much I started getting fat shamed,” she wrote. The post talked about her ordeal at length and shed light on a very important issue in our society; passing unnecessary judgments.

Going through a precarious pregnancy is hard enough, and if you add a slew of nasty comments to that, it isn’t very hard to imagine the state of a person’s mind then. “Till now, I wasn’t ready to share that I was expecting a baby because my pregnancies have generally been precarious. Last week I had a miscarriage. My doctor has now told me that this time it was quite serious and that there had been a lot of internal bleeding. I took a day off to mourn but then went back to work because, well, what else does one do? And the day after I resumed work, somebody again commented on how I was looking ‘extra healthy’,” revealed Juggun.

 

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A humble request!!! Until a few days ago, I was pregnant. For some reason, I gained a lot of weight really really quickly. What shocked me was how much I started getting fat shamed. One lady said “lagta hai Lahore ki hawa laag gaye tumhain”. Other women just told me bluntly that I had become a bit too “healthy.” Till now, I wasn’t ready to share that I was expecting a baby because my pregnancies have generally been precarious. Last week I had a miscarriage. My doctor has now told me that this time it was quite serious and that there had been a lot of internal bleeding. I took a day off to mourn but then went back to work because, well, what else does one do? And the day after I resumed work, somebody again commented on how I was looking “extra healthy.” We need to stop fat shaming other people. People who are overweight know they are overweight. Their weight gain may be for any number of reasons, some desirable and some not. Yes, some people need to be encouraged to lead a more active lifestyle. But unless you are somebody’s mother or sister, don’t tell them what you think of their body. Life is short. Let’s try and live ours with kindness.

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