Danielle Fishel goes off on her haters: ‘I weigh 107 pounds and am 5’1″ tall’

I’m a little too old to have watched Boy Meets World, which aired from 1993 to 2000. (It pains me to say that, but my generation had the best music, so there’s that.) Danielle Fishel, now 32, was the hot girl on that show, she played “Topanga.” It was a ridiculous character name but it was memorable. Anyway Fishel just got married over the weekend, you can see the pics on E! Online and US Magazine. Her new husband is a 25 year-old guy named Tim Belusko whom she met when she went to college a few years ago.

Apparently Fishel tweets a lot, and like every other celebrity on Twitter she gets crap from idiots who have nothing better to do than to tweet lame hate at people. Some of the dimwits on Twitter gave Fishel crap for not being super skinny and for daring to marry a guy a few years younger than she is. So she went off on them.


I get that she feels a need to defend herself, but there’s really no reason to. Twitter is a haven for that type of idiocy. You know the saying, “don’t feed the trolls”? It’s like that. I would advise against responding at all, and think the best way to deal with that is to ignore it. The way she responded wasn’t bad, I just don’t think she should have bothered at all. Maybe this is why celebrities use WhoSay. It seems to have more measures in place to control commenting. Twitter is a free for all where the cockroaches don’t even bother to scatter.

Here is a photo Fishel tweeted/Instagrammed after her wedding. What a cute couple! I love seeing couples that look all matchy and happy together.


photo credit: FameFlynet and Instagram

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  1. Not says:

    Why respond when it doesnt bother you, and you keep doing YOU?Dont ind the haters..Dont feed them, let them STAY HUNGRY!!

  2. Abby says:

    How could you ever hate on Topanga???

    • Jenna says:

      I was so jealous of her hair!

      • Kitten Mittens says:

        I remember she would give hair tips in Seventeen Magazine every few months. Her 2 biggest tips for me was to change shampoos every month or 2 and use a light dry shampoo as a thickening agent.
        She’s healthy and happy. Unless someone is so overweight or underweight people should leave them alone or only speak up in a concerned way. Not to mock and call them names.

        Wasn’t it said by Karen Carpenter’s brother what triggered her anorexia was someone in a waiting room calling her fat? It doesn’t take much.

    • Kat says:

      Seriously! My first thought on seeing this headline was, “That girl has haters? Who could hate her? She’s so inoffensive.”

    • MaiGirl says:

      IKR? Leave Topanga ALOOOOOONE!!! :)

      I love her and am so happy she’s happy. She’s a lovely girl and seems to have found her Mr. Right, so that’s just great. I watched BMW regularly, and also loved her on The Dish. I wish she hadn’t responded to those awful trolls, but I do understand. Getting on her case about a tiny 7-year age difference when lots of celebrity men marry women young enough to be their daughters and granddaughters with room to spare is pretty crazy and unfair!

    • Veeeery Veeeerytas says:

      The last time I saw a mouth like that it had a hook in it. – R. Dangerfield

  3. Kit says:

    She’s gorgeous and I agree they look very cute together.

    Anyone who seriously thinks that she’s fat is delusional.

    • Oops says:

      In fact it depends of your culture, every country have a different view about weight.

    • Oops says:

      In french mag, I read some articles about that

      An international social investigation realized by Ined, was interested in the physical standards in thirteen countries of four continents. Result: the social representations would play an essential role on our corpulence. So in South Korea where the thin silhouette is an ideal mainly shared by is very low (21,8 for the women and 23,3 for the men). On the contrary, in Ireland where the latter is relatively high (26 for the men and 24,7 for the women), the corpulent silhouette is rather valued.

      But if in these two cases, the ideals are shared by both sexes, other countries impose different physical standards to the men and to the women. In France, for example, the image of the corpulent man makes relatively consensus (62 %) while the thinness is more valued for the women (52 %). And while the difference between male and feminine ideals is the most marked with all the studied countries, French register an important gap from their average IMC (25,4 for the men and 23,6 for the women).
      On the contrary in Uruguay, the strong corpulence is valued for the women (52 %) and the thinness preferred for the men (62 %). On the other hand, the registered gap enters the average IMC of both sexes remain relatively low (26 for the men and 25,4 for the women).

      Nevertheless in certain countries, the results are not still correlated. So in Israel, in Bulgaria, in Slovakia, in Mexico or in Austria, the women have a similar average IMC (around 25), but a thin or very thin dominant ideal. The same thing for the men in Austria, in Uruguay and in Mexico where the corpulence of the men is rather high (around 26), while the male ideal is thin. For the authors of the study, these figures thus show the existence of a social pressure in the thinness in these countries.

      • Bodhi says:

        Corpulent? I don’t know if that was the word used in the study, but damn. That one has some pretty negative connotations

      • Ming says:

        Very interesting article, thank you for talking about it! You can find it in english here: “http://www.ined.fr/en/resources_documentation/publications/pop_soc/bdd/publication/1657/”, though the original is in french (I haven’t had a look at the translation).

        I remember a girl once calling me fat when she heard my weight – we were equally thin and her head came up to my shoulders, she just reacted to the number.

        Danielle Fishel and her husband look happy and well-suited.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      Uh, yeah, definitely not fat!!
      She’s 32, he’s 25. That is not a shocking age difference, and they are both adults. It’s not like he’s 17. (Looking at you, Sam Taylor-Wood.)

      • Lola Lulu says:

        She’s always been a gorgeous girl, at any size. I do remember a lot of publicity about her struggles with weight gain & healthy weight loss a few years ago? Plus she was a spokesperson for Nutrisystem. It’s a shame that people are still giving her crap about her body.

  4. Anna says:

    I’m 5’8 and 145 pounds . Am I fat? Weight is such a weird thing. My parents go in on me when I lose weight. They start ordering pizza and buying me junk to fatten me up. So now I’ve started to lose weight just so that I don’t have to buy my own junk food anymore.

    • Meggie says:

      It’s average weight. 5’8″ weight range for a healthy BMI is between 126-167, depending on frame.
      It could be on the slim side if you’re athletic with a low body fat, larger if you are opposite or just right in the middle.

      • Alexis says:

        No disrespect Meggie, but I always thought the BMI was bullfeces. I am 5’5, 170, a size 8/10, and fit. If I weighed the the max of my BMI range, my head would be too big for my body and I would look like I was badly in need of a sandwich.

      • videli says:

        Alexis, I believe the Army BMI calculator is more precise and realistic.

    • Spooks says:

      I feel you. Croatian grandmothers are notorious for over-feeding their grandchildren. Not eating everything on the plate means you don’t love your grandmother. Every time I went visiting I came back with 5 kg more

      And, if only you people would use the metric system, and kilograms, and liters. It would be soo much easier to understand.

    • Jillmunroe says:

      You are NOT fat. Dont get sucked into other peoples image for you. Be healthy and happy and CONFIDENT.

      • Size Does Matter says:

        In the US there seems to be no such thing as average when it comes to a woman’s body. There is only “fat” or “skinny,” and if you aren’t “skinny” then you must be “fat.” SO WRONG!!! Where are all of the “average” size models? I want to see size 8-10 models!!!

  5. Lflips says:

    Why even justify the comments? If you’re so happy why pay any mind at all? She looks great, btw.

    • hadleyb says:

      Yes, one can ignore the meanies of the world or people who tease you but only for so long and then I think you should stand up for yourself.

      I am sure this isn’t the first time she was called fat on or off the net.

      Now if she goes on and ON about how happy she is with her curves then a few years later gets super thin then yeah she has issues but it’s only human to snap back after so many comments.

      I have always been jealous of her hair and lips, her eyes are gorgeous as well.

      Even when she was chubby a few years ago she was still beautiful.

  6. KinChicago says:

    She is adorable

  7. kaykay says:

    I love Topanga

  8. blue marie says:

    I had no idea he was younger, I don’t really care either. They look cute together, and Fishel is not fat. Some twitter folks are dilholes.

  9. Andrea says:

    You know, this girl has taken a lot of abuse over the years for her weight. I remember how cruel people were when she was going through changes on Boy Meets World. She’s worked really hard to stay healthy. Coupled with the flat out sexism of people having a problem with her being older than her husband (as if anyone would care if it was the guy who was 7 years older) and I get why she momentarily lost her cool.

  10. lucy2 says:

    I really wish she hadn’t responded, because it only gives the jerks what they’re looking for. I imagine it’s REALLY hard for celebs to ignore stuff like that, but I think they have to remind themselves that those comments say nothing about them, and everything about the people making them.
    I saw a photo from her wedding, she looked beautiful.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:


      • MollyB says:

        I hate when women respond with “I’m only such and such a weight so don’t call me fat!” Don’t call someone fat because it’s wrong on a million levels, not just because you feel you don’t fit the bill.

  11. Verbean says:

    I just hate when people are like WHATEVER HATERS WHAT U SAY DOESNT BOTHER ME!… if you’re even responding obviously it does. She should have just ignored it.

  12. sarah says:

    True story, I was going to name my daughter Topanga if I ever had one. I didn’t. I had two boys.

    I loved Topanda and Boy Meets World, still catch it on MTV2 sometimes.

    Danielle Fishel has always been gorgeous. She’s still gorgeous. People suck.

  13. CaribbeanLaura says:

    *gasp* TOPANGA! *points*. That was me trying to create the scene where corey and shawn realize that Topanga was behind some kind of hijinks or the other. I of course failed miserably. but I do love boy meets world soooooo hard. It was a formative part of my growing up years. And they had a young inter-racial couple, which was pretty cool.

  14. carol says:

    She is not 107 pounds. I know because I am 5’2 and about 107 pounds. I looked about her current weight when I was 125-130 pounds.

    Still, she isn’t fat and she’s obviously gorgeous.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I believe her. Maybe you have different bone structure. No way does she weigh 130 pounds. I’m 5’6 and look best at 130-135.

      • loveisthecoal says:

        This is true-bone structure really changes how, say, 107 pounds looks on one person as opposed to another. I’m 5’2″ and 108 last time I checked, and I actually look pretty similar to her body-wise. Then again, I’ve also been called a fatass plenty of times. Whatever…people are nuts, and I think she looks lovely.

      • Hakura says:

        At first I admit I thought “there’s NO way she’s 107lbs.” but what you say about bone structure is true. I’m 5’1, & weighed 105-108lbs my whole life until recently (when I started taking depression meds which caused me to gain 25lbs, GDammit. Now I’m 130-135, but it fluctuates weird bc I have a lot of ‘water weight’… I can gain or lose 5lbs in the span of 1 day.)

        But when I was 5’1 & between 105-108, I looked very different from Danielle. I have tiny wrists/ankles, long arms, hands, & long thin fingers (which plagued me back in middle/high school, when my Mom’s rule for how long a skirt/shorts could be was the tips of your fingers, they were always almost to my freaking knees). I was always very thin, small Bcup bust (but my claim to fame was my ‘bubble butt’, which even as a child, when I had almost NO body fat, I still managed to have.) at least I managed to get a decent rack out of my weight gain…

        Point being, I looked totally different at the same height/weight, but there are tons of factors that make up how we look. I believe her.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        I got pill bloat too. I wasn’t a sylph before but diet and exercise don’t do jack. All I can manage now is to maintain. Gotta take the bitter with the bitter.

      • Green Girl says:

        Don’t forget about your muscles! You can have two people who are the same height and weight, but if one works out and the other doesn’t, they could wear drastically different clothing sizes. (And I second the comments about carrying your weight in different places, as well as bone structure.)

        One more thing. If someone wears clothes that are a size too small, it might make them look heavier than if they just went up a size.

    • Naye in VA says:

      She probably carries her weight differently. Everytime I tell someone I weigh 195lb (at 5’6) they say “no you dont” (which is why I dont mind telling them) I really dont, I look like maybe 175 at the most. Probably because I have no hips, or butt ughh.
      Anyway Fishel has always carried some extra poundage when she was younger. Some people’s bodies tend to take on a certain shape at a certain weight and no matter how much they actually weigh, they still have round faces, or thicker arms.
      But even when I was 135 I was soft with very little muscle defenition, so I may have looked like I weighed more, which is probably her case

      • sarah says:

        I’m 5’8″ and 180lbs. No one believes me when I tell them because of the way my body is shaped, I don’t look like I’m carrying that much weight. People carry weight differently. If she says she’s 107, I believe her 100%.

    • Stace says:

      I definitely believe her. One of my good friends is 5’1″ and 108-110 lbs. Her body frame looks pretty identical to Danielle’s. My friend wears a size 0 and sometimes that’s even too big for her.

  15. eliza says:

    Twitter needs to die and celebrities need to grow up and stop responding to the internet hate. You are in a very superficial business and the public, quite frankly are a majority of aholes.

    The best revenge is living well. 107 is not fat. Marrying a younger man- GOOD FOR YOU. Ignore the negativity and for the love of God, delete your Twitter acct.

    • NerdMomma says:

      I have to agree. Culturally, this twitter thing isn’t working out. It’s allowing the rudest and meanest people a forum to hurt people’s feelings without having to show their faces. It’s damaging to our culture.

      “where the cockroaches don’t even bother to scatter” is the perfect description

      • eliza says:

        I just hate how many feel they cannot live their lives without social media. It’s sad.

        ITA with everything you said.

  16. Feebee says:

    What the hell is wrong with people?

  17. mojoman says:

    She looks fabulous and healthy. Oh and she has the most gorgeous hair too. Just Ignore the trolls and they will go away.

  18. judyjudy says:

    At least 7 of those 107 lbs is hair!

  19. bettyrose says:

    I watched the show while babysitting. The best era of music was ’77-93, but I’ll take punk & electropop any day over grunge. Go 80s!

  20. Penelope says:

    I’ve always found her beautiful. What a cute couple!

  21. IrishEyes says:

    I’m always thrilled when the comments DO NOT focus on body shaming! I know it might sound weird to say, but it’s nice.
    And yes, I have no problem believing she weighs that. I’m 5.4″ and currently 140 (surgery weight, trying to lose, etc.), but I’m most comfy at 115-120. As long as she’s happy, I wouldn’t bother responding.

  22. Shelby says:

    She’s an idiot for engaging in conversation with strangers who have no bearing on her life. Twitter is so stupid imo.. a soapbox for ignorant celebrities to preach from

  23. Kate says:

    Anyone who has not seen this photo chart illustratingthe amazing variance the bodies of real people who share the same height and weight, go now!


  24. apsutter says:

    She is absolutely gorgeous and such an intelligent woman. I have actually been following Danielle’s, Rider Strong’s, and Ben Savage since the announcement of Girl Meets World and they all seem like really well adjusted nice people. She’s been taking this kind of body shaming snark for years so I can why she’d be feeling particularly vulnerable right when she got married and there is an influx of jerks. The day she was married they featured it on Yahoo(which has the WORST kind of jerk commenters) so I can only imagine the comments she got that day.

  25. TheTruthHurts says:

    How can anyone say anything bad about her? She is adorable with the cutest personality. I loved her when she hosted that show on the style network that was like Talk Soup. She’s very funny.

  26. Shiela says:

    I feel very close to Topanga right now! I’m 31 and my husband is 25. Also, I have a big head and small body!

  27. Maddie says:

    If she was in high school her parents would have gotten one of those nasty fat letters.

    I have yet to see a large male celebrity getting trolled on twitter, facebook and the like, not sure why females are fair game.

  28. Sunny says:

    5 one and 107 isn’t even that skinny! Why is she proud?

  29. Marianne says:

    She looks great.

    I even loved it when she was “curvy” on Boy Meets World.