Model Ashely Graham is praising curvy bodies in the face of body-shamers.
On Twitter the model posted a photo of herself posing in a gold sequined dress with the caption "Quote tweet this with a photo of you taking 'fat positivity' too far. I'll start."
Fans followed suit and posted their own versions of the tweet:
Graham is one of the top plus-sized models in America, covering top magazines including Sports Illustrated, Vogue and Cosmopolitan.
The landscape of modelling has definitely changed over the years, with the help of models such as Graham, breaking down the door for acceptance of a wider variety of body types. However this has not stopped the flow of remarks against the promotion of what some deem to be an unhealthy body or lifestyle choice.
In response to Graham's tweet, Sameera Khan tried to slam the model with the response "Studies show that poor, stressed-out men prefer fat women like Ashley Graham. Wealthier men prefer slender women like Irina Shayk.", but Twitter was not having it. Khan later deleted her tweet.
Think about how much you must hate yourself to drag another woman, for the sole purpose of drawing negative attention to yourself on Twitter.— (((Evan Shapiro))) $0 blue check (@eshap) December 19, 2022
The phrase “pathetically dumb and thirsty” doesn’t do @SameeraKhan justice. https://t.co/HeGHZNkIPE
Lizzo has also been vocal about the backlash she receives for her outfit choices but does not let it stop her from wearing what she wants.
Always an advocate for plus sized women, Lizzo launched Yitty, a shapewear line collaboration with Fabletics, catering to all body types. She also released 'Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls' on Amazon, a reality series following her search for dancers to perform with her on tour, for which she also won an Emmy for Outstanding Competition Program.
Cover Image: Instagram @ashleygraham