Yesterday I received the following comment, only the second one (I can remember) saying negative things about an outfit/my appearance:
Sorry, but given your sizes, this looks like you’re wearing a pillow. Frankly, even 6 ft XS-size girl wouldn’t pull this off. This is just not good.
This was on this post, from February 2011. The picture is really quite terrible, so here it is just in mini format. I like the outfit though, I can see why I attempted to photograph it.
I’m not offended by the comment, I am perfectly aware that I am a little on the big and short side, and I actually have no problem with people telling me something is unflattering. I usually know already, it’s just that sometimes I don’t dress to flatter or to look slim, sometimes I have other aims. And even if I had no idea, I don’t really mind people telling me on here (now face to face, that would be a different matter). Maybe because I don’t get much criticism on the blog, it doesn’t really get to me.
But what gets me with this comment is the sheer randomness. How does a pencil skirt and a fitted shirt look like a pillowcase or indeed, an actual pillow? And if they’re just trolling for a reaction, why do so on a post from 14 months ago where no one will ever even notice? In the end I decided not to approve the comment, because with the bad English and the complete lack of relevance I thought it must be spam, even though no website was attached to the comment, spammy or otherwise. The email address looked wrong as well, it was kitteh(at)kitteh.com, which made me sad. As if kittehs would ever complain about slightly overweight people wearing clothes!