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“The View” co-hosts on Monday debated Lucy Hale fat-shaming herself. Check out the video below.

On Sunday, Hale posted a photo of herself with her dad as part of a Father’s Day tribute. While the caption was a sweet message about her “daddy,” the “Pretty Little Liars” star reportedly added a comment saying, “ugh I was so fat.” Since then, she’s been under fire both for talking about herself disparagingly and for branding herself as “fat” when many would probably say she’s not overweight at all in the picture.

Now on the ABC talk show, the panelists discussed both Hale’s comment and the backlash to it. Joy Behar seemed torn over the situation. On the one hand, she objected to anyone giving the former child star grief, but she also pointed out to the “skinny bitch” Jedediah Bila, “If you said to me, ‘Oh, I’m so fat,’ I would want to strangle you. That’s what the point of this is. It’s like, ‘Don’t tell me you’re fat when I’m fatter than you, okay?'”

Sara Haines argued that Hale is entitled to her own “insecurity.” “The idea that that was something that she saw, I agree it doesn’t send a great message, but that was something bothering her. Body image is never about what’s actually in the mirror. You could look like her and she could still not like herself,” Haines argued.

Sunny Hostin said she learned “you can’t use the F-word” from an aunt, who was regularly mocked for her size. “It is very hurtful to use that term and I just struck it from my vocabulary,” she admitted. Bila and Whoopi Goldberg saw no issue with Hale describing herself that way, with the moderator even exclaiming, “Maybe she did feel like that, and you know what? Everybody else, chill out. That’s how she felt that day.”

Behar agreed, saying, “What’s it their business if she felt that way?” Hostin went on to point out, “Most people are not the size of these models that we see on television. Most people are not Jed’s size.” Bila herself stated, “Whatever your issue is, everyone’s insecure. This woman should be able, if she’s feeling chubby that day, if she feels that way about her own body, she should be able to say, ‘I feel fat, I feel bloated.’ It’s her body. Let her say what she wants to say.”

One point missing from the discussion was that Hale has previously spoken publicly about suffering from an eating disorder. In a 2012 Cosmopolitan cover story, the actress said, “I would go days without eating. Or maybe I’d have some fruit and then go to the gym for three hours. I knew I had a problem… It was a gradual process but I changed myself.”

Hale has not addressed the firestorm her new “fat” comment sparked. Check out the video below. UPDATE: Hale tweeted on Monday night, “Sometimes I forget that people are watching everything I do and I say things I don’t mean. I’m extremely sorry if my comment about my weight offended anyone. Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. I know people look up to me and I should be way more aware of what I say sometimes. Thanks for all the love and support. Hope y’all can forgive me!”

 


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