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... in fact, so much so that some stans have been seriously affected by this idea that "thin = important."

On the other hand, some users insist "skinny legend" is not just referring to a person's weight.

They say it's a new way of thinking, a new type of confidence.

Even Urban Dictionary claims to use the phrase as a way to applaud celebs for their talent, regardless of weight or size.

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photo: Urban Dictionary

Either way, the phrase is triggering and confusing, and it definitely doesn't do anything to combat the stigmas attached to weight, even if some users insist it's about confidence.

When it comes down to it, there are hundreds of other ways to applaud someone for their talent, and it has nothing to do with using the word "skinny."

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