A high school principal in South Carolina added some personal insults to her description of the dress code.
Principal Heather Taylor was speaking to an assembly of 10th-grade students Tuesday when she told girls that leggings were unflattering for many of them, reported WCBD-TV.
According to a parent’s Facebook post, she told girls that they could get away with wearing stretch pants in middle school, before they developed figures, but now most of them should no longer wear them.
“I’ve told you this before, I’m going to tell you this now, unless you are a size zero or two and you wear something like that, you look fat,” Taylor can be heard saying on a recording.
Students reported the principal’s remarks, and parent Lacy Thompson-Harper said she called Taylor to discuss the incident.
“Body shaming teenage girls is uncalled for, inappropriate and unprofessional,” Thompson-Harper said. “When I spoke with her, she talked around the issue, and made excuse after excuse, effectively calling all of the students liars.”
Taylor later agreed to apologize to the students, according to the parent, and the TV station reported that she later asked parents to call her if they had additional concerns.