Anything along the lines of fat, hair styles, clothes choices etc are loaded questions for men. Either they tell the truth and get blasted or lie and get blasted. Its a no win for them.
I recently was feeling down and felt "old" so I asked B if I was begining to show signs of aging. He immediately said that he refused to answer the question because either way he was going to get yelled at: either for being mean and "confirming" that I'm looking old or me nitpicking over my fine lines and nagging him to agree with me until he told me I look old and then yelling at him.
keep in mind, we don't know how he said the line to her. He could have been rolling his eyes and saying it sarcastically. I've been called a "cow" before...but that was done sarcastically, "Yes, Jenney, you are such a cow".