Woman fat-shamed and told to 'go inside, no one wants to see that'

Shocking moment woman, 28, is fat-shamed by a passing driver shouting ‘go inside because no one wants to see that’ while she exercises in her garden

  • Joanna Jizzell, 28, was exercising in front of her home in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • She was horrified when a stranger yelled ‘go inside, no one wants to see that’
  • The disgusted call centre supervisor shared a TikTok video of the moment

A woman ‘trying to better herself’ by exercising in front of her home was horrified when a stranger yelled ‘go inside, no one wants to see that’ as he drove by.

Joanna Jizzell, from Las Vegas, Nevada, shared a video to TikTok showing the moment in which she was using a skipping rope outside as part of her daily exercise routine when the remarks were hollered at her by a man driving past her house. 

The 28-year-old, who has lost five stone since beginning her weight-loss journey in 2020, vows she won’t let one drive-by hater stop her progress – despite having social anxiety about exercising in public.

Joanna, who documents her weight loss journey on the social media platform, shared the video online to highlight the abuse overweight people receive whilst trying to lose weight – as it’s not the first time she’s been heckled.

Since sharing the unpleasant encounter on TikTok, where it has gained more than 21 million views, Joanna has received thousands of supportive comments – and hopes sharing the clip will inspire others to ignore the haters.

Joanna Jizzell (pictured), from Las Vegas, Nevada, shared a video to TikTok showing the moment in which she was using a skipping rope outside as part of her daily exercise routine when the remarks were hollered at her by a man driving past her house

The 28-year-old (pictured), who has lost five stone since beginning her weight-loss journey in 2020, vows she won’t let one drive-by hater stop her progress – despite having social anxiety about exercising in public

Joanna had never met the man before and was taken aback that a stranger would go out of their way to try and insult her size – whilst she was trying to lose weight.

Joanna said: ‘I’m always recording myself to document my journey, and it was a nice day out, so I figured I would be out jumping rope rather than staying inside.

‘I’m usually very subtle about when I’m recording, because I don’t like the attention. But this time I positioned my phone at the end of the driveway.

‘About 10 jumps in, a car approached, and he yelled out at me. It took me aback, how could somebody be like that?’

She added: ‘It was a guy I’d never seen before. I’ve never seen him before, so what made him think he had the right to speak to me and tell me what to do, when I’m outside trying to better myself for my health?

Joanna (pictured), who documents her weight loss journey on the social media platform, shared the video online to highlight the abuse overweight people receive whilst trying to lose weight – as it’s not the first time she’s been heckled

Since sharing the unpleasant encounter on TikTok, where it has gained more than 21 million views, Joanna (pictured) has received thousands of supportive comments – and hopes sharing the clip will inspire others to ignore the haters

‘I was out there trying to better myself. I didn’t go out in a bikini, going “Hey, look at me.” Even if I was, what he said still wouldn’t have been right.

‘I don’t get why anybody would do that. We keep to ourselves. I would never say something so opinionated to a stranger.’

Call centre supervisor Joanna decided that she didn’t want to let the incident go unrecognised and uploaded it to her TikTok account for her 844,000 followers to see.

Joanna said: ‘I uploaded it because it’s very hard for those of us who are overweight to get started on the weight loss journey.

‘I’ve heard about it from others too – they say they go to the gym and people are laughing and judging others, when all they’re trying to do is work on their health.

‘I wanted to show people that it’s not easy for us. We’re trying to lose weight and there are other people who are shaming you.

Joanna (pictured) had never met the man before and was taken aback that a stranger would go out of their way to try and insult her size – whilst she was trying to lose weight

‘Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time this has happened. A few years back, when I was trying to lose weight, I was walking through my area when a group of people started yelling at me, “What are you doing?”.

‘I had my earphones in, but I could see them pointing and laughing. When stuff like this happens, it makes you not want to try. It almost makes you want to stay home and remain as you are, because others will judge you.’

She continued: ‘But seeing all the love and support on TikTok made me feel so much better. It reminded me that there were good people out there in the world, as a bunch of strangers came together to give me love and support.

‘The internet brings people together and I never felt this type of support from the people around me. They’ll question me – “Are you sure you’ll be able to do it this time? I hope you stick to it”.

‘But all the comments under my TikTok were so sweet, so amazing, so supportive. I was crying reading through them – I never thought I’d read this level of support.’

Reaction: Commenters on the video rallied around Joanna to show their support in light of the remarks she received

Joanna, who has previously made efforts to lose weight, has now found she is helping others stay motivated.

Joanna said: ‘Previously, I’d start a new diet, join a gym, lose 4kg, then give up. But now I document it on TikTok, it’s given me so much motivation.

‘There’ll be days I’ll be lying in bed, not wanting to work out. But then I’ll see a comment saying, “Whenever I see your TikTok, I get up and work out.”

‘So, not only do I have to motivate myself, but I’ve also got them to motivate too. I’ve lost all my weight at home. I have social anxiety, and it’s very hard for me to get myself out there. The times I have tried going to the gym, it just made me miserable.

‘When I ordered my skipping rope, I knew nothing about it. On my first jump, I realised it was hard and not as easy as it looked. With exercising and losing weight, you can’t rely on motivation alone. You need to have it as part of your routine, and you need to be dedicated to it.’

Commenters on the video rallied around Joanna to show their support in light of the remarks she received.

TikTok user Robin said: ‘You are doing GREAT! Ignore the haters. They are unhappy with themselves and take it out on others. I’m jealous of how you can jump rope! I can’t!’

Saya commented: ‘Do it again, do it again, they’ll be so embarrassed that you didn’t care about their opinion.’

Leaha Hardwick said: ‘Do it again! Everyday! Smile and wave! He [is] mad cause he can’t make himself happy. DON’T LET HIM WIN. You inspire me daily!!!!’

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