“I am sure everyone is aware of Tamra’s nickname for me, ‘Kentucky Fried Titties,’” Lizzie began. “It really is trashy and frankly low class."
Lizzie wasn’t initially planning on bothering to be offended by the insulting nickname. “When I first heard her call me this I thought, ‘Nah, I won’t even give it energy,’” she wrote. But then, the whole thing brought her back to some majorly less happy times and she couldn’t leave it alone. “It was a trigger for me and it really touched on something that I had been self conscious of for my entire life. It sounded exactly like the pre-pubescent boys in my middle school P.E. class. I grew up hearing a lot of derogatory names targeted at my large chest. I was the girl in fourth and fifth grade that cried when friends had pool parties and wore T-shirts over my swimsuit to cover up my chest. My mom's friends would laugh and say, ‘One day you will love your assets.’ But I was always self-conscious.”
The RHOC newbie says she’s put a lot of effort into changing her body, but, somehow, nature’s always found a way. “At age 23, I couldn’t take it anymore, I cried enough over being insecure about my body. It was time to do something about it. I talked to my mom and she took me for my first breast reduction. It was the best thing I ever did,” Lizzie wrote. But it didn’t last. “My boobs were huge again six years later.” Lizzie got another breast reduction six years later, right before marrying husband Christian, but having kids brought her chest back to where it used to be. “I guess God wants me to have big boobs! So, excuse me everyone for finally embracing my body.”
“I know some of you are probably thinking, ‘Oh poor Lizzie and her big boobs,’” LIzzie wrote. “But it was a real thing to me and I think as women we all struggle with insecurities.” Yep, it turns out even knock-outs like Lizzie have insecurities, and Tamra managed to hone in exactly on them. But Lizzie is done with Tamra’s name-calling.
“I see nothing more than a 47-year-old bully when I see Tamra,” Lizzie said. “What kind of message does this send to young women? This may seem trite, but I always felt sorry for the bully. Why do they act like that? It always seemed like bullies have a difficult time connecting with people in meaningful ways and thus use relationships for manipulation. Look, if we can put someone on TV and afford them fortune and fame for being a bully, we are exalting that poor behavior, and sadly we as a society give it life.”
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