PSA: Body shaming is never ever ever ever ever ever OK.
"Fitness bloggers" have been all the rage on Instagram the last year or two, but one woman has separated herself from the pack.Kelly Roberts is a fitness blogger and Instagram star who manages Run, Selfie, Repeat and founded the #SportsBraSquad movement, which empowers women to exercise shirtless no matter their body type.
This means she has absolutely no patience for those who think it's OK to shame her for wearing a sports bra while running, and she'll call you out and lay the smackdown on you if you try.
Kelly Roberts wasn't always throwing her hands up in triumph at the finish line of marathons.
Recently, she has been championing for the #BadAssLadyGang5K run.
Kelly is open about the fact that after her brother passed away suddenly, she gained over 75 pounds but eventually found the strength to work to get her life back.
The majority of responses were positive.
via: InstagramWomen took Roberts' inspiring message to heart and dismissed the trolls and haters outright.
Even though most people were supportive, there were definitely some "jerks" who tried to shame Roberts for her wardrobe choices.
via: InstagramSpeaking with POPSUGAR, Roberts said, "Every week I field comments and emails from men (always men) shaming me or policing my weight. If you could see my inbox and some of the emails I get, you'd want to light things on fire."
What is it about men?
via: InstagramWhile women are praising and thanking Roberts for her message, men are over there thinking they have some sort of claim over women's bodies and the right to tell them how they should look.
Why? Maybe it's hundreds of years of internalized misogyny and outward sexism. Maybe it's because women's bodies are constantly sexualized without their consent.
Get ready to see red. Roberts posted one of many ridiculously awful messages she's received and clapped back with an awesome response.
The comments reflect the praise Roberts deserves for her empowering line of work.
via: InstagramIt's clear that no body-shaming coward is going to bring Roberts down, but the fact that she — and basically every single woman in the public eye — regularly have to deal with these ugly trolls is beyond infuriating.
No matter how strong you are, these comments are unacceptable on every level.
via: InstagramYes. That's what this guy is. A total "turd." "It always hurts when someone says something hurtful to you," Roberts told Scary Mommy.