The Internet is a wonderful place. We’re sure you know this by now, but thanks to social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter, we’re able to connection with new people and compliment each other on living our own wonderful, individual lives across the globe. However, some people continue to use these spaces to be hurtful, and for one YouTuber, she was 100% done with being called ‘fat’ by strangers.
Carrie Hope Fletcher took to Instagram over the weekend to share a beautiful selfie to her fans in which she opens up about some shocking behaviour on her posts. She starts by saying that “someone recently called [her] fat in the comments of one of [her] last pictures”, and that she would normally ignore or directly reply to this person. But, in Carrie’s words, “saying the same thing over and over starts to get boring”, so she took it one step further.
In a stunning multi-coloured two-piece bikini, Carrie confidently showed her fanbase that “this is me” with a full body selfie to show that she’s not embarrassed of her body. In fact, “in [her] bikini” she’s “very comfortable and at peace” with its “lumps and bumps, some of which, are in all the ‘wrong’ places”. She goes on to point out that she does have “stretch marks, cellulite, scars and tattoos” but that she’s “not scared to wear a bikini whilst lounging by the pool”. You go girl!
The selfie has gathered 73.9k likes in only a day (at the time of writing) and is getting wide spread attention for all the right reasons. We’ll leave the final message with Carrie, who has hopefully inspired a generation of her fans to stop body shaming and thinking it’s okay to call strangers fat;
“My body loves me back so you individuals out there, with your judgemental attitudes towards anything that looks different from the photoshopped women in magazines, don’t have to!”