Personal trainer refuses to invite her overweight sister from a family barbecue | Daily Mail Online

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A woman has shared her fury after her personal trainer sister refused to invite her to a family barbecue because she was ‘too fat’.

The woman, who is a size 16, was told it would look bad on her sister to have an overweight sibling, as everyone attending was ‘really slim and cared about their weight’.

Taking to mumsnet, the woman, who goes by the username Fireplace1, wrote: ‘Sister set up a group chat with me, siblings, parents, etc about a big BBQ she was having as she wanted to find a date we could all do before finalising the date. 

A woman has shared her fury after her personal trainer sister refused to invite her to a family barbecue because she was ‘too fat’ (stock image)

‘We all listed the dates we could do, there were a number of dates everyone could do and one date I couldn’t. She chose that date… 

‘I pointed out there were a lot of dates we could all do and she came back and said she wasn’t sure I’d feel comfortable at the event as she was also inviting a lot of her clients, I phoned her to ask what this was supposed to mean. 

‘[My] sister is a personal trainer, I am overweight (size 16). Cut a long story short she started by saying everyone going was really slim and cared about their weight (my anger rose to about 5/10 here), then she proceeded to suggest it looked bad on her as a personal trainer if she had a ‘fat’ sister (anger soared to 10/10 at this point!)….

‘I hung up the phone. I have never hung up the phone on her before. I am fuming!!!! What do I say to her?’

Taking to Mumsnet, the woman, who goes by the username Fireplace1, wrote: ‘Sister set up a group chat with me, siblings, parents, etc about a big BBQ she was having as she wanted to find a date we could all do before finalising the date

Asking fellow mumsnet users ‘On a scale of 1-10, how angry should I be about this?’ they were quick to reply with fury.

One said: ‘I can’t actually articulate a response at this point as I am :O. I get why you are at a 10 though.  

Another added: ‘Oh my god, that’s horrendous. In your position I would be writing on group chat that I/you feel very hurt that not only has she deliberately excluded you from an event (i.e. basically uninvited you) but that her reason for doing so is that you are not a size 8, gym-fanatic. 

‘Alternatively invite all of the family BUT her to some other event!’

Asking fellow mumsnet users ‘On a scale of 1-10, how angry should I be about this?’ they were quick to reply with fury

A third commented: ‘You say nothing. She needs to apologise. Vile attitude. Hopefully one of your family will deal with her nastiness. 

 Others suggested the whole family should boycott the barbecue.

One wrote: ’10/10. I would tell her she is hurtful cruel and rude and it’s nice to know her image means more to her than her relationship with her sister. What a b****.

Some mumsnet users suggest she encourage her family to boycott the day all together

Another said: ‘What a horrible thing to do. How shallow of her to even think this let alone say it out loud. What have the rest of your family said ? I hope they have backed you’

A third added: ‘I’d be 10/10 out of angry. I’d also do everything possible to arrange things so that I can go. 

Personal trainer refuses to invite her overweight sister from a family barbecue

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