Principal says female students shouldn't wear leggings unless they're a size 0 or 2
A South Carolina high school principal is under fire for allegedly telling students that they can't wear leggings "unless you are a size zero or two."
Heather Taylor, the principal at Stratford High School, made the controversial remark during a 10th-grade assembly on appropriate school attire on August 22, according to WCBD.
"I'm going to tell you now, unless you are a size zero or two and you wear something like that, you look fat," the principal was recorded telling the large crowd of students.
Taylor's comments sparked immediate backlash in the community, with many students saying they felt personally attacked by her statement.
"I'm not a size zero and I kind of felt targeted because of my size," Allison Veazey, a Sophomore at Stratford High, told WCBD.
"It was really hurtful because it made me feel like my size made me look disgusting toward someone in the clothes that I wear," she continued. "And to think that someone would think that I would look like a sausage, that was kind of hurtful."
Taylor later apologized for her harsh words, saying that she is "so remorseful" and that she has truly "learned a lesson."
"You learn, no matter what, every single day you learn," she said in a statement.
"After speaking with our students and receiving their support, I am confident that, together, we are ready to move forward and have a wonderful year. Stratford High is a very caring community, and I want to thank all of our parents and students who have offered their support to me and provided me with an opportunity to directly address their concern. I am very proud to be a Stratford Knight."