Namita Thapar talks about physique shaming in India, being referred to as ‘moti’; asks pitcher ‘why make garments for all sizes?’

Shark Tank India choose Namita Thapar opened up about being physique shamed within the newest promo of the present that was shared by Sony Leisure Tv. Whereas listening to the pitch a couple of clothes model promoting plus sized garments, the manager director of Emcure Prescription drugs, mentioned she has confronted body-shaming herself. This isn’t the primary time Namita has spoken about being physique shamed. A number of months in the past, throughout an interview, Namita had revealed that she was physique shamed as an adolescent for being obese and having facial hair. Additionally learn: Netizens disagree as Shark Tank’s Namita Thapar claims ‘educated househelp’ posted hateful remark from her telephone

Within the Shark Tank India season 2 promo launched on Thursday, Namita mentioned to an entrepreneur pitching her enterprise concept, “Sach much India mein jo ye body shaming jise kehte hain, jo yeh ‘moti, moti’ bulate hain, uski target main bhi ban chuki hoon. Aapne aesa kyun nahi socha ki mein only plus size ke liye fashion banati hoon, na ki sab sizes ke liye (I have faced body shaming myself, have been called fat. Why did you not want to make an excusive brand for plus sized women, instead of having all sizes).”

In response to Namita’s query, the pitcher mentioned in Hindi, “The biggest problem in the plus size industry is that plus size people are treated like outcaste. We want them to feel included by not having a separate size chart or collection for them. They are a part of our entire range of collections.”

Final 12 months in August, talking to writer Chetan Bhagat on his discuss present on YouTube, Namita had mentioned that until she was 21, she had low esteem and was bullied for her weight and facial hair. “I was not like this when I was a kid. I was very overweight, I had a lot of facial hair and acne, I was body shamed a lot as a teenager… and I used to feel very ugly,” Namita had told Chetan Bhagat on his chat show Deeptalk. She had further said, “No guy looked at me, it was me looking at the guys and having crushes, let’s just say that. When you’re body-shamed like that as a teenager, that leaves a lot of scars… I had a lot of facial hair and acne, and there was a guy in my class who’d call me ‘the girl with the moustache’ in Marathi.”

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