My Big Fat Fabulous Life‘s Whitney Thore is upset with fans over calling her “fluffy,” “chunky,” and anything else that isn’t “fat.” As a matter of fact, she says she identifies as fat, and they are showing their fatphobia by not being okay with that.
My Big Fat Fabulous Life: Whitney Thore Posts a Throwback Swimwear Picture
What started this back and forth between Whitney Thore and her My Big Fat Fabulous Life fans? She shared a photo of her as a child wearing a cute swimsuit. The caption said that she wanted to know if they had that swimsuit in “size fat”.
People flooded the comments and said that TLC’s Whitney Thore shouldn’t use that word and that she’s not fat. Whitney came back at My Big Fat Fabulous Life fans and said that she is fat.
Whitney shared a photo of herself in a bathing suit now showing all of her curves. She said that fat is beautiful and that anyone that didn’t understand that should stop. If they were fat and didn’t identify with fat, then that’s their thing but not hers.
Whitney Gets Even More Backlash
After trying to share her point of view with My Big Fat Fabulous Life viewers, they were not happy. Whitney Thore said she doesn’t like sharing things via text because it never turns out right. She went on to say that she knows everyone meant well.
Despite the fact that everyone wanted to help, she said that wasn’t the issue. Whitney said the issue is that people think fat is bad. She said that people wouldn’t argue with people over their height if they say they are tall and call them vertically extra or anything like that.
But, it doesn’t seem that Whitney’s fan base is getting the picture the My Big Fat Fabulous Life star is trying to convey. She tried to smooth things over and explain, but it looks like she’s got a ways to go before people accept her message.
My Big Fat Fabulous Life: It’s Literally About Being Fat
Whitney says she is okay with being fat and it is part of who she is. She says she doesn’t mind it is obvious people have their own problems with being over weight.
My Big Fat Fabulous Life documents Whitney’s life. Fans have said that Whitney Thore wouldn’t have a show if it wasn’t for her weight and that if she lost weight then she would lose her fame. But others defend Whitney Thore and remind viewers that she has a medical condition that greatly contributed to her weight gain.
In fact, this is one of the topics that split her fans down the middle. In fact, many that shared their words of encouragement weren’t happy with how she called them out.
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