She’s seriously not having it. Plus-size model Tess Holliday took to social media to share a lengthy rant about a fan who fat-shamed her while she was enjoying herself on vacation — and judging by the 33-year-old’s attitude towards the situation, it seems like this isn’t the first time she’s dealt with this kind of treatment from those who consider themselves “fans.”
“I’M ON VACATION, I DON’T WANT YOUR ‘HELP’ LINDA! IM FAT, JUST LET ME LIVE OK?!” she captioned the video posted to her Instagram feed on June 5 where she got real about what happened to her … and schooled the unnamed person in the process.
“I don’t deserve people giving me unsolicited advice about me or my body or my perceived health,” the redhead explained. “Even if they’re trying to slate it as being quote unquote nice, it’s not nice to tell people, ‘Oh, you know, you’re so beautiful and I’m just, like, glad you’re having the best vacation ever but you know you’re fat as s—t, right? And you know you need to lose weight, right? And you know it’s not healthy. I’m just saying, I’m just trying to be a supportive fan.'”
Yikes — while we doubt anyone said those exact words to her (that would be outright rude), we could tell by her tone the fan’s comments were close enough to it. “No. No, that’s not nice. And don’t get mad because I will say something or I will block you. Or maybe I’ll just let you stay there for a bit to boost my engagement but just don’t be that person,” she said, turning it on those fans who have only spoken with her digitally and putting the onus on them to stay respectful.
“Just let me live my life. I’m fat as s—t,” she concluded. “I’m enjoying my life, I’m happy, it doesn’t affect you.” Amen, girl. We stan a body positive queen!