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Braunwyn Windham-Burke Responds to "Triggering" Comments About Her Weight
The Real Housewives of Orange County mom of seven opened up "as someone who has battled with food and body issues."
Braunwyn Windham-Burke has more than a few thoughts after followers on Instagram shared unsolicited feedback on her figure. The Real Housewives of Orange County mom of seven took a moment to address comments through a video for her Instagram Stories on November 22.
"OK, so I am just going to put this out there," Braunwyn began in the short clip where she was spotted with her sandy blonde hair in a casual updo. "I just posted a really cute picture of me and Hazel and someone who has now been blocked wrote, 'I don't mean this is a mean way, but you look good because you've gained weight.' And I politely said, 'That's triggering. As someone who has battled with food and body issues, you know, I'd appreciate you don't say that."
Braunwyn has opened up in the past about her struggles with body image and her decision to "stop trying to be skinny" and instead focus on strength and living a healthy lifestyle. "I learned with my own daughter in therapy things that you shouldn't say to people," she continued, referring to her daughter Rowan's experience with eating disorders. "And so, if someone says, 'Hey, you know that's triggering,' just say, 'Oh, I'm sorry,' and try not to do it again," she continued.
"But this woman doubled down. 'I did nothing wrong.' Now there's people on my page, you can go read them, saying, 'You did nothing wrong'. I just want to say this. If someone says, 'Hey, that's not OK,' just say sorry," she explained. "We don't always need to be right. Sometimes we can just say, 'Oh, I learned something today. OK, cool. My bad.' Know better. Do better."
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