Woman, 23, who is trapped in the body of an EIGHT-YEAR-OLD says she's 'still open to matchmaking' after man, 26, was branded a 'creep' for dating her

Shauna Rae has apparently got a message for people who keep calling her a woman "stuck in an eight-year-old's body."
The 23-year-old reality TV personality - who is the star of TLC's reality show I Am Shauna Rae - is three feet 10 inches tall and weighs 50 pounds at 23 years of age after undergoing treatment for brain cancer as an infant which subsequently affected her pituitary gland, resulting in her developing pituitary dwarfism.

Her series - which is shown on TLC - explores how she lives her life, her intentions for the future, and how she's been unfortunate in love and draws attention from the wrong people due to her appearance.

One man - a Welshman named Dan - who she began meeting even hit out at critics who attacked their relationship and called him a "creep". He hit back at them, saying via Instagram: "Me and Shauna are still just really good friends getting to know each other, but I think it's absolutely disgusting, the attitude of some people."

Dan continued: "How dare you take away her right, her human right, to have a connection, a friendship, a relationship with someone else? Who are you to say that she can't have that? I am absolutely disgusted about some people's attitudes towards her and my friendship with her. I cannot believe some people who deny her the right to have a friendship or a connection with someone else."

He since updated viewers on his relationship with Shauna, and it would appear that the pair are still in contact despite living in different countries.

Shauna herself has also got a lot to say about the trolls who have criticized her life and the way she looks, especially those who say she's "stuck in an eight-year-old's body". Of course, the term comes from the show's official synopsis on the TLC website, which reads: "Young adult Shauna Rae survived a rare form of brain cancer as a child, but now navigates life in the body of an eight-year-old."

Taking to Instagram, Shauna corrected a user who referred to her as a woman "stuck in an 8-year-old body". Shauna uploaded a video explaining that she actually doesn't identify with the phrasing. "I just want to correct your wording. I know that 'the woman stuck in the body of an 8-year-old' is the catchphrase that's attached to me, but I don't personally connect with it. I think it's actually very inaccurate," she said in the video.

She continued, "I am not stuck in the body of an eight-year-old. I am a 23-year-old woman whose body is 23 years old. It's matured. It's gone through puberty. I've grown in areas that eight-year-olds don't until they've hit puberty, which is later in life. I am just a shorter-statured woman, and my body is at the average height of an eight-year-old."

In the post's caption, Shauna further clarified her explanation, adding: "Definitely going to get some more out there but I think this one is super important because it gives y'all insight on to how I actually view myself no matter what verbiage that's attached with pituitary dwarfism.

"I do believe that if you genuinely take the time you'll notice that I'm no different just short."

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