The former Adelaide Crows player wrote that while she's seen plenty of things written about her on social media, this was the first time in a very long time that someone had said something so awful to her face.
“Today while running I was stopped by a man who instead of asking what I was doing decided he would call me fat and ask me why I was running for short amounts,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories.
"PSA for those who don't think I know," she continued. "Yes I am a bigger gal and I know it and everyday I work my ass of to look better and feel better but I am me at the end of the day and am so thankful for the people in my life that look at me and see me."
Perkins said she was proud of herself for being able to deal with it the way that she did, but reminded people to be kind and think before they speak.
“It’s nearly 2020 and I hope that one day people just look at others and have nice things to say about them.”
A little louder for the people in the back?