'I Am Shauna Rae': Support pours in for Shauna's family amid horrific public scorn

Despite being 22, Shauna's family is often subjected to judgment when she dresses up and wears makeup

                            'I Am Shauna Rae': Support pours in for Shauna's family amid horrific public scorn
Shauna Rae as seen on 'I Am Shauna Rae' (TLC)

For Shauna Rae, the star of 'I Am Shauna Rae', her life has been far from easy. Being 22 yet stuck in the body of an eight-year-old often comes with a set of unique challenges that are not easy to navigate around. From being treated like a child in public to dating, Shauna has dealt with quite a bit. And while she claims she's learned to ignore it all, the same can't be said about her family.

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One of the most prevalent issues that Shauna faces is public judgment. As a 22-year-old, Shauna enjoys normal activities that anyone her age would -- going out with friends, going to bars and dressing up. However, she often gets starred down whenever she dresses up and wears makeup, with people judging her. Shauna explained that it is harder for her mother because these people seldom say anything to her, but think it is okay to confront her mother for letting 'a child' dress in a particular manner. Patty agreed with Shauna's sentiment, saying that it torments her endlessly, knowing that there will never be a point where Shauna won't face this sort of discrimination. Fans hearts went out to the family, offering them support. 

"Shauna's mother could really use a hug! #IAmShaunaRae" expressed a fan. "Poor mom, I know it's hard dealing with a**holes judging her parenting #IAmShaunaRae" agreed another. "I adore this whole family and I want to give them hugs!! #IAmShaunaRae" added a fan. "I love Shauna's spunky personality. I think it would be great for her to somehow meet other people who have the same condition she has. They could support each other, but it's probably hard to find others like her. #IAmShaunaRae" tweeted a user. "I quickly , gain weight when I'm on steroids. I know how people are judgemental are about that. I can't fathom the frustration Shauna Rae deals with just trying to live a normal life. #IAmShaunaRae" said a user. 











On a lighter note, fans loved Shauna's spunky personality, she that she is never afraid to tell it like it is. 
"Her personality is the BEST!! She got me over here cracking UP #iamshaunarae @tlc" tweeted a fan. "I am loving #iamshaunarae. Shauna seems like she is such a great and fun person, I love her." added another. "She really needs to think about a career in standup comedy. #IamShaunaRae" noted a fan. "I love this show already Shauna is funny #IAmShaunaRae" wrote a user. 









'I Am Shauna Rae' premieres on Tuesday, January 11 at 10 PM ET/PT,+

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