Ashley Graham, a plus-size model, received an outpouring of support after being body shamed by a public figure.
Journalist Sameera Khan: ‘The Fat Positivity Movement Is Getting Out Of Hand’
It all began after Sameera Khan—a journalist and beauty pageant titleholder—issued a now-deleted tweet on Sunday night.
Sameera specifically uploaded two photos of Ashley wearing a dainty dress, and she wrote, “The fat positivity movement is getting out of hand.”
She also mom-shamed Ashley and went as far as to dub her as a “(fat) wh*re.”
I’m so happy I’m not miserable enough to have a public meltdown over a picture of another woman looking beautiful pic.twitter.com/lcW0ZpEuNL
— Fairy Gothmother, MD (@jenny2x4) December 19, 2022
Sameera went on to allege that “poor, stressed-out men prefer fat women like Ashley Graham.”
At the risk of sounding crude, I’d let Ashley Graham break my dick off and keep that shit in a trophy case like the Predator. pic.twitter.com/izsafABk66
— Jacob Knight (@JacobQKnight) December 19, 2022
Twitter Sides With Ashley Graham, Who Sparked An Empowering Trend
Once Sameera’s tweet began to pick up traction, it swiftly became the talk of the timeline, and Sameera was getting eaten up!
People went in on the journalist, with one supporter saying she must’ve “caught her man looking at Ashley Graham’s IG.”
Ashley Graham living rent free in these crowd funded and surgically botched hoes head is a top tier type of ratio https://t.co/w0A50Sswm1
— Kyle Cooze-Ma (@CoveredMyWagon) December 19, 2022
Ashley Graham is hot AF and this woman is just mad that being thin isn't the golden ticket to success that she was told it would be.
Also, being hungry stresses you out. Eat a fuckin Snickers, Sameera. https://t.co/6nVw64uwdV
— The Haunted Jukebox (@jaimestrange) December 19, 2022
That girl really came on Twitter with that heavily filtered unflattering pic and tried to come for gorgeous Ashley Graham. She getting dragged all over this app as she should.
— Ruthy (@ruthyvbz) December 19, 2022
That girl musta caught her man looking at Ashley Graham's IG or something. Hell, maybe she was looking and is actually jealous of what she sees but can't process. 😂😂😭
— Blocka Khan (@Starr_Rocque) December 19, 2022
Some users shared that the attempt at shaming Ashley was a full-on flop and basically backfired.
I love the genre of tweet that's like "body positivity has gone TOO FAR" and then it's a picture of a fat person looking as hot as anyone on Earth has ever looked
— Ms. Respex (@Respexy) December 19, 2022
I guess we can all thank Sameera for making it “collectively thirst over Ashley Graham” day on twitter
— Fairy Gothmother, MD (@jenny2x4) December 19, 2022
Others disregarded the hate and showered the model in love.
So anyway let’s celebrate Ashley Graham in all her GLISTENING GOLDEN GLAMÓUR instead of giving miserable haters free clout 🤩 pic.twitter.com/kPkukoxdT0
— Nicole Nichelle is Innocent 😇 (@alamanecer) December 19, 2022
Ashley herself soon chimed in as well, though she chose to take the high road and sparked a trend that unapologetically celebrated body positivity.
Quote tweet this with a photo of you taking 'fat positivity' too far. I'll start. pic.twitter.com/WlmyYr13Kh
— Ashley Graham (@ashleygraham) December 19, 2022
Swiftly, others began to share photos of themselves embracing their bodies. As a result, Sameera’s tweet only inspired people to be take “fat positivity” even further!
— Ivy (@IvyKungu) December 20, 2022
— 𝒜𝓈𝓎𝒶 ✯ (@bigbonedbitchh) December 19, 2022
— aaron (@fkaclownnoises) December 20, 2022
— KRYSTAL ✨ (@krystaaal___) December 19, 2022
— the butternut squash (@wtfkinnykuppetz) December 20, 2022
Where’s The Love For Lizzo, Though?
Amid the support for Ashley, however, some began to question whether those “whose ‘plus-size’ bodies don’t conform to societal standards of beauty” would get the same validation.
I'm super glad everyone is coming to the defense of Ashley Graham against some vicious fatphobia and slut shaming.
I'd also ask that we also save that energy for people whose "plus-size" bodies don't conform to societal standards of beauty.
— Laura Bogart (@LDBogart) December 20, 2022
Lizzo in particular was brought up, as many felt that people wouldn’t have the same positive energy for the “Rumors” singer.
Hm I wish Lizzo got this same unity but let me not open that can of worms
— ሶፊያ (@SophiaTassew) December 19, 2022
No cause i was gonna say it. Lizzo gets attacked all day for wearing similar clothing but Ashley Graham who is barely chubby gets protected:/ like its so draining https://t.co/0nps2nqpQr
— 𝕃𝕀𝔹ℝ𝔸𝕊 𝔾ℝ𝕆𝕆𝕍𝔼 (@venusianhunty) December 19, 2022
Can black women rally around Lizzo when she's fat shamed like white women rode for Ashley Graham today?
And can white fats and non-black fats do a better job defending Lizzo too? Ion be seeing y'all riding for my girl the same.
— Cierra (@CierraCierra25) December 19, 2022
While it’s great everyone roasting that fat shaming bitch, where’s the same energy for fat people who don’t look like Ashley Graham? Or for fat black women (Lizzo)?? Actual fat people….🥲
— Go&Shite (@goandshite_) December 20, 2022
When Ashley Graham does it.. it’s BOLD & FEARLESS… but when LIZZO does it…….
— 👑👩🏽💻 (@scorpiowomannn) December 20, 2022
Despite this, many fans relished in the fact that Ashley Graham and Lizzo stay living in critics’ heads rent-free. In the words of Nicki Minaj, “F**k them skinny b***hes!”
Lizzo and Ashley Graham causing y'all to have meltdowns on a weekly basis >>> https://t.co/1q9S9QHrem
— Jason (Emperor T'Challa) (@EscaflowneClown) December 19, 2022
The way lizzo and Ashley graham have these skinny women shaken to their cores is fantastic. 😂
— Jess (@JessCamNJ) December 19, 2022
Lizzo and Ashley Graham really put y’all in a teezy and all they do is be beautiful and quiet.. pic.twitter.com/A8LbVFEo9s
— raveen marie 🏾 (@xoraveen) December 20, 2022
ashley graham and lizzo are hot as hell and you guys are just cowards
— synth the xmas tree (@synthavision) December 19, 2022
What do you think about the matter?