A 'fatter than fat' mother of four says she's sick of fellow Australian commuters who abuse her for being obese. Stephanie Payne, 31, who once weighed 243kg, said she had been the victim of countless unprovoked, hurtful attacks from passengers.
Ms Payne said she caught an early train so she could have a seat without being abused. Fellow passengers in Melbourne have called her a "fat pig", sometimes in front of her children.
"It happens to me all the time and up until this point I've put up with it," she said. "When people tease me, it makes me feel isolated, like I don't have the right to catch a train."
Ms Payne said she should not be forced to buy a second ticket because she took up more room than other passengers.