She’s had enough! My Big Fat Fabulous Life’s Whitney Thore took to Instagram on Tuesday, July 2, to express how she’s feeling in regards to body shamers. Let’s just say the 35-year-old did not hold back.
“Woke up today in a less-than-great mood, [so, I] thought I’d engage on social media,” she began her lengthy post. “Yes, I have a television show. Yes, I’m a public person. But no — people don’t ‘deserve’ to deal with this s–t constantly, day in and day out. As a fat woman, I deal with the stares, the smirks and the abuse plenty in my ‘real life.’ Dealing with it online is just added bulls–t.”
She then expressed that no matter what she does, she has someone giving their unwanted opinion. “I am criticized for being fat. I am criticized for exercising. Criticized for being happy. Criticized for being unhappy. It leaves no room for me to be a complex human being with real and varied emotions and attributes beyond just being fat.”
From there, she acknowledged the positivity she gets online and stated that in order to see that, she must go through the hateful comments. “And before y’all criticize me for not focusing on the positive, or engaging more with the supportive comments, and appreciating the encouraging people — please remember that I have to wade through all of this to see you … and most days it’s a little too much.”
She concluded, “We’ll be back to regularly scheduled smiling selfies, cats, exercise and happiness tomorrow. Just not today.”
The Insta photo the reality star shared was filled with screengrabs of hateful comments sent to her. “You’re a joke. You want to workout but don’t want to change what you eat. That’s f–king stupid. You’re stupid. Your show is stupid,” read one message. ‘Is she going bald too?” read another. Thankfully, Whitney is strong and can overcome the hate. You got this, girl!