"Fatphobia" is a form of bigotry wherein one associates the concept of "being fat" with ugliness and inferiority.
In a society that is continuously evolving, it's difficult to think that the issue of "fat-shaming" still exists, but you only have to go onto social media to see the evidence with your own eyes. While some are just out here trying to live their best lives, we have a group of fatphobic people rearing to tear them down. And that is not okay.
Recently, a beauty blogger decided enough was enough. Keep reading to find out how her one tweetstorm gained popularity for absolutely demolishing the hypocrisy of "fat-shaming."
I don't know if you've heard, but this is Callie Thorpe.
Callie isn't just your typical blogger...
From wearing short-shorts to swimming costumes, Thrope is unapologetic about her body.
The brand, which she launched very recently, aims to spread "self-love."
She hopes that, one day, they might find it in them to tell their own story.
Putting yourself out there, on a public platform isn't always an easy thing to do...
And that's exactly what Callie's fans in the "The Confidence Corner" intend to do.
"We live, I regret to say, in an age of surfaces."
"Plus size Asians exist."
"Never do this to yourself!"
But as with everything positive in the world, there's always negative to balance it out.
And Callie is no stranger to this.
@CallieThorpe @marcxdavid Omg just do exercise https://t.co/IxsFFbiREw— Jerrrr.my (@Jerrrr.my)1532047331.0
At one point, the hate got so bad that she was forced to "take a break."Callie decided that it would be best for her mental and physical health if she removed herself from social media platforms for a while. She expressed that they were just "full of rampant fatphobia [and] strong opinions."
But, before she left, she made this bold statement.In a short twitter thread, the blogger completely destroyed all of the haters with some painful home truths and we're totally here for it!
She starts with this...After reading this initial tweet, we knew we were going to be in for a treat.
She then said...It seems as if people forget to look at their own flaws before pointing out someone else's.
"That also makes you unhealthy."Just because some of our own flaws can't be seen physically, it doesn't mean they make us any less unhealthy.
And she continues so people will understand...She expressed that she would never shame others. It seems, yet again, that the haters lack empathy. The fact that they've even forced her to have to release a thread like this sickens us.
Don't change for anyone, girl!The standards set by society are reinforced within the beauty community, though changes are slowly taking place.
"Health is not a moral obligation."Fatphobia stems from the idea that "fat" people have no restrictions, so, therefore, they must be immoral. Wake up, honey, it doesn't work like that.
Some people have a slower metabolism rate while others have underlying conditions.And that drastically affects the rate that the body can burn fat. It works the opposite way as well. Some people's metabolism is much too quick, so no matter how hard they try, they will not be able to gain weight, which is also very dangerous.
And Callie decided to end the thread with a reality check.Take that.
And this is precisely the reason that her fans adore her.
@CallieThorpe This whole set of tweets is brilliant Cals, you're so spot on ❤️✨— lottie l’amour (she/her) ✨ (@lottie l’amour (she/her) ✨)1493313842.0