Пн. Апр 22nd, 2024

A plus-sized influencer is hitting back at trolls who ask her to cover up her size 22 body. The woman, who says she “will always be unapologetically fat,” invited a wave criticism from the online population when she started sharing daring photos where she appears scantily clad.

Despite the cruel attacks, the influencer dismisses critics, saying that plus-size bodies are “hot” and “look good in a bikini.”

While some netizens praise her beauty and confidence, others argue it’s not her choice of clothing that elicits negativity and instead the crippling health effects of excess weight. Keep reading to learn more about Abby Bible and her struggle with online trolls!

In a world that often emphasizes unrealistic beauty standards, influencers like Abby Bible play a crucial role in promoting self-love and body positivity.

Despite facing occasional negativity, the 25-year-old’s commitment to maintaining a positive attitude and celebrating her love for fashion sends a powerful message to her followers.

The 6-foot-1 woman, and size 22 influencer, often explains on her Instagram that she refuses to conform to society’s “toxic” expectations.

“As a teen I had accepted that I would never be seen as ‘feminine’ because the media tells us we must be small, dainty, cute and soft-spoken. Over the years it had been ingrained in me, that to be feminine meant to be desirable and to be worthy of a good life,” writes the New York-based woman. “I’ve slowly freed myself from these toxic thoughts…”

Appearing on Dr. Phil to talk about body positivity, Bible explained she struggled with weight since her childhood. “At the age of 14, I was about 200lb…I had this personal trainer that was not very nice. They’d tell me if I wanted friends, I’d need to lose weight, that no-one would ever love me if I’m fat.”

At one point, Bible shares she lost 100 pounds and weighing in at about 235 pounds, she says it “didn’t solve any of her problems” and she was still unhappy “having the body everyone wanted.”

Now, the woman who’s in a loving relationship, is on a mission to remind others that plus-size bodies are “hot” and “look good in a bikini.”

‘Look away’

In a recent TikTok video that’s hit the eyes of more than 82,000 netizens, Bible is seen wearing a red string bikini, responding to a troll who says, “fat people shouldn’t wear string bikinis.”

“If you don’t like it, look away,” she captions the clip, where she playfully gazes into the camera and mouths, “I don’t care.”

Some fans were overwhelmingly supportive, expressing their gratitude for the inspiring woman. “I bought my first [bikini] because of you. Seriously,” writes one. A second shares, “You look amazing, wish I had body confidence too.”

Tucked between the messages of support are the online trolls, many suggesting she lacks self-respect.

“Well, you should care, that’s disrespectful to yourself,” writes one. A second asks, “Where’s your self-respect?” And another offers some advice, “I’m a big [woman] and I say, just because they make it in our size doesn’t mean [you] need to wear it. have some respect for yourself.”

Crippling complications

And though the “unapologetic fashion lover” consistently wows her followers with her fabulous fashion, she continues to be the target of trolls “hating on individuals with larger bodies.”

But it might go deeper than people simply body shaming the lovely woman, whose weight makes her vulnerable to a host of medical problems.

“All I see is a lot of strain on her heart and joints etc but again that’s her choice!” writes one user on Facebook. “However, the worry is when other health complications arise such as diabetes etc it just puts added pressure on our crippling [national healthcare]!”

A second netizen shares, “I don’t have a problem with body positivity unless it’s promoting a body composition with very serious health risks as the new normal.”

“I am a full believer in embracing inner beauty and that everyone is entitled to dress how they please but…she is heading for all manner of medical issues from diabetes, heart failure and joint issues.” The comment continues, “I hope she still feels a comfortable in her own skin when she is wheelchair or bed bound. It is so sad that she can’t see the damage she is doing to her health.”

Bible, who hasn’t addressed health concerns from her followers, reminds the public, “Just because you’re thin, doesn’t mean you’re better than me.

She adds, “I am an unapologetic fat girl…You can take it or leave it because I’m always going to be happy with myself.”

In the end, happiness is what matters and if Bible feels she’s found it then we hope her health allows her happiness to continue.  

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