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High school principal to students: 'You look fat' in leggings if you're not a 'size 0 or a 2

A South Carolina high school principal told students they "look fat" if they wear leggings to school and aren't a "size 0 or a 2." The principal later apologized. (Image source: WCBD-TV video screenshot)

Parents are furious at a South Carolina principal who they say told students they "look fat" when they wear leggings at school and are not a "size 0 or a 2," WCBD-TV reported.

Stratford High School Principal Heather Taylor made her comments while explaining dress code details at the Goose Creek school, parents told the station, adding that some of her comments were caught on an audio recording.

“I’m gonna tell you this now," Taylor said, WCBD reported. "Unless you're a size 0 or a 2 and you wear something like that, even though you're not fat, you look fat.”

Allison Veazey, a Stratford sophomore, told WCBD the comments were "really hurtful."

"As a teen — and an adult — who struggled with anorexia, this isn't true and this isn't OK. You're beautiful and you're worthy, as a 0 and a 2 and a 20," one Facebook user wrote concerning the issue, adding "y'all need a new principal."

Taylor apologized Thursday in a statement released by the Berkeley County School District, WCSC-TV reported: “Yesterday and this morning, I met with each class of the Stratford High School student body. I addressed a comment made during a 10th-grade assembly and shared from my heart that my intention was not to hurt or offend any of my students in any way.”

The school's dress code says "leggings, tights, yoga pants and spandex must be worn under clothing that covers to mid-thigh."

(H/T: The Daily Wire)

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