“Can’t I live my life without y'all judging me, making fun of me for every little freaking thing?” Tammy Slaton said
Tammy Slaton is not putting up with the hate she’s receiving on social media about her appearance.
On Monday, the 1000-Lb. Sisters star, 37, posted a TikTok video responding to one follower who wrote, “Just a question not trying to be rude, but do you know if your chin flap will go away?”
“My ‘chin flap’ is not a chin flap. It’s literally excess skin and yes, it will go away when I get skin removal surgery,” she replied. ‘And I cannot answer, before anybody asks, when I’m getting skin removal because I don’t know.”
“My problem is, you say you’re not trying to be rude, yet you’re rude by asking and pointing it out,” Slaton continued. “Can’t I live my life without y’all judging me, making fun of me for every little freaking thing? I can’t duet a friend without y’all thinking I’m trying to bang them. I can’t be happy and smile without y’all judging me because my teeth are missing.”
Slaton added that she “felt hurt” by the comments and receiving them so often gets “irritating.” She admitted that she gets criticized daily about her excess skin since losing weight, even getting messages comparing her to a turkey.
“You don’t understand what people are going through,” Slaton said. “I’m very insecure. I hide it because I don’t want people to think I’m weak and I truly am weak. And calling me a turkey or talking about my face and my teeth it bothers me. I’m human.”
“I wish people would just understand that the least little bit of hate can send somebody over the edge and want to kill themselves. I’m not that way…I used to be. I used to be very suicidal before I went to rehab and lost all this weight,” she continued. “I just want people to realize that hating is not okay.”
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Last month, Slaton clapped back at another critic who told her to “fix them teeth,” noting that she’s gotten numerous messages about her looks.
“With all due respect, I wish people like you would stop commenting crap like this,” she said at the time. “It’s not helping my confidence. I was trying to keep my confidence boosted and seeing comments about my chin or my teeth doesn’t help.”
“I’m trying to better my life and better myself. We should be lifting up people. It doesn’t matter if I’m missing teeth,” she continued. “It’s sad. Why hate? Why can’t you just appreciate the hard work I’ve put in. Why can’t you just appreciate that I’m still alive. Yes, I have flaws. I’m human... But I'm not gonna let you or anyone else ruin my day.”
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988, text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or go to 988lifeline.org.
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