While most plus size women would consider a comparison to a whale an awful insult, Tess Holliday is not one of them. The plus-size model and #effyourbeautystandards founder has definitely had a sizable share of every internet troll comment under the sun, and her retorts are always so on point. After spotting that someone had Photoshopped an image of her body to look like that of an orca whale, the 31-year-old plus-size model decided to use the moment as an empowering one – showing her followers once again that she has no qualms standing up to online trolls.
In a tweet posted on Thursday, a user shared the photoshopped image with a cutout of a story about Tess on Paper magazine’s website, which has an image of Tess at the top of it. But instead of being offended by the edit to her picture, Tess went ahead and shared it on her own account, replying to the user’s question by writing: ‘I hope not. Whales are majestic as f***.’
Tess’ supporters immediately hopped on to the thread to praise her for her positive attitude and for ‘doing a fantastic job’ in the face of haters. Later, Tess also shared the post on her Instagram page, and accompanied the image with an inspiring message to her followers.
People will try and come for you, they will try and steal your shine,’ she wrote. ‘They will try and diminish all the hard work you’ve done because to some, it’s impossible to wrap their small brains around the fact that plus size, fat, & however you identify (or don’t) deserve happiness.’
She added: ‘Well, as a a FAT, SUCCESSFUL MODEL who LOVES HER BODY & literally doesn’t give a F***, I’m here to tell you they will try, and they will fail. Don’t give in. Also, Orcas are gahhhhdamn miracles so shut it. Tess, who is mom to sons five-month-old Bowie Juniper and 10-year-old Rylee, regularly shuts down body shaming on social media.
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