A “plus-size model” is hitting back at Uber after one of the company’s drivers fat-shamed her during a ride.
Tess Holliday, who was born Ryann Maegen Hoven, captured the incident on camera, and wrote on Instagram that she’s now boycotting the company for the unnamed driver’s rude remarks.
“Hey @uber I don’t pay more to use your ‘black car’ service to be told that there’s no way I could possibly be healthy because I’m fat & then questioning it,” Holliday wrote in the viral Instagram post. “No one should have to tolerate this at any level of the services you offer.”
As of Thursday afternoon, the video had racked up nearly 307,000 views since being posted the day before.
In the video, the driver — who visibly has a gut of his own but whose face cannot be shown — can be heard questioning Holliday’s cholesterol levels, to which the model replies that she is perfectly healthy.
In the post, she confirms she won’t be requesting an Uber driver again anytime soon.
“I’m fat,” Holliday wrote. “I also have a fat wallet & will no longer be using your services. Ever.”
Online, Holliday has documented her struggles with body positivity, including those after giving birth to her son, Bowie, in June 2016.
In the viral post, Holliday describes the driver himself as “fat” in the video text overlay, but she edited the caption of the post after facing some backlash from her followers.
“Edited to add: saying my driver is fat was obviously being used as a descriptor & not to insult him,” she wrote. “Also I did not show his face or use his name when filming, it was to be able to show what I deal with daily & why this behavior is unacceptable from anyone.”
How is she a model?!?! A model for WHAT?!
The Reality Of “Fat Shaming”
Fat-shaming has become a new third-wave feminist movement, and bigger women especially are demanding society not only accept them, but embrace their full figures and lifestyle without judgment. Look at the HuffPo photo spread, its message is clear: I’m Fat, I’m Beautiful, Screw You If You Think Otherwise, you judgmental, skinny bitch.
Imagine if thin or fit women did the same. They’d be lampooned for showing off, bragging, shoving their perfect bodies in your face. Or printed out and pinned up in a teenage boy’s room…
Liberal Logic: it’s okay to be fat and judge skinny people. It’s not okay to make fun of fat people regardless of your size.
Note: not all fat people make fun of skinny people, and not all skinny people make fun of fat people. Okay? Okay.
Fat people, on the other hand, either do not know how to be healthy (a real possibility considering what passes for “health education” these days), they do not care, or sometimes there’s a larger genetic issue at play. Okay? Okay.
The Cold Hard Liberal Hypocritical Truth
But what results (in all circumstances) is a fat person who needs help. But you’re not allowed to tell them that, or your a racist. No, wait, you’re a hateful bigot. The liberal word toss game gets confusing, like the transgender pronoun thing.
Similarly, you’re not allowed to tell someone on welfare that they’re a worthless succubus draining the system, and they need to get their ass out of the house and go to work. Make money. Earn a living. Take care of themselves. Stop being a piece of crap.
Pointing out the obvious to a fat person, that they need to lose weight: hateful.
Telling a welfare bum he’s a drain on society and needs to work to improve his life: hateful.
In the mean time, the fit person takes care of him/herself: protein, veggies, healthy fats, exercise. The fat person points to the fit person and cries: “GENETICS MAKES YOU THIN!”
The Moral Of The Story
You know what happens when you get shamed for your unhealthy body image? Well if you’re semi-intellegent, you’ll make some healthy changes. Goodbye fat. Goodbye shame. Hello health and real body pride. You want to love your body? Then have a lovable one. For confirmation as to lovability, please consult a member of the opposite sex. I grant it this once, you shan’t be slut-shamed.
We’re living in a time where it’s shameful to strive for better, and shameless to be a festering pile of turd-nuggets. We are a generation of fat, slutty, poor, lazy freeloaders who feel no shame at all. Not only because nobody has done them the favor of shaming them, but because they no longer have expectations of themselves. They’re told to love themselves no matter what. Just the way they are.
That’s quite a shame.