She's also, like...not that huge? Look, we live in a world where we'll never run out of My 600 Pound Life participants. And she's in the south. I don't know what the obesity rate in NC is, but when I lived there in the 80s it wasn't THAT unusual to see women like her on a daily basis, just out existing in the world. Her whole schtick was being fat *and* fabulous, but now she's just an average fat thirtysomething with no job and an abrasive personality. Guys would swipe left (left is no, right?) on her, but wouldn't take the time to insult her. They're too busy hustling for matches.
I'm not saying fat shaming doesn't happen--people called Michelle Obama, possibly the fittest first lady we've ever had, fat--but rather than build on Whitney's real world experiences, they're just making shit up out of whole cloth. Heck, fat, thin, short, tall, bespectacled, blonde, freckled, sunburnt, dandruff-dusted, big- or small-chested, big- or small-nosed, look too old, look too young, someone is gonna have something to say about your appearance. But instead of working with the experiences Whitney may have actually had, TLC tries to make it into something extreme and *special*.