Tess Holliday shuts down body shamers comparing her to a hippo

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Tess Holliday is responding to a meme created to shame her. (Photo: Twitter)
Tess Holliday is responding to a meme created to shame her. (Photo: Twitter)

Merry Christmas to everyone, except for Tess Holliday‘s body shamers.

The plus size model took to Twitter Tuesday evening to send out a PSA to people trying to disparage her for her weight with a meme comparing her to a hippo. The mean-spirited image was screenshotted from an Instagram account known for posting viral content that has more than 14 million followers. Holliday, however, wanted to let those interacting with the post and sending it to her know that it wasn’t accomplishing what they wanted it to.

“Stuff like this doesn’t bother me. It doesn’t make me mad…” Holliday wrote. “I literally feel nothing. I’m beautiful, successful, happy & grateful.”

The success that the 33-year-old is referring to includes being on the cover of Cosmopolitan U.K. back in August, which was met with mixed reactions and some similar shaming. But the model said, “How could I have time to be bothered?”

Others have echoed Holliday’s sentiment in the replies to her tweet, telling her that the people who created the meme have problems of their own.

Despite some responses from people telling Holliday to watch out for her health, most are telling her that her “confidence is so sexy.”

Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:

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