Be careful what you post on Instagram — Ashley Graham is watching.
Though all the women are high-profile figures in the fashion industry, the troll labeled Graham a “fat model” because of her curves and praised the others as “real models.” Body-shaming hashtags like #againstobesity and #fitvsfat accompanied the images, many of which highlighted Graham’s cellulite.
Graham didn’t let the shade slide. The America’s Next Top Model judge posted screenshots of the posts to her Instagram Stories along with a video calling them “stupid.”
“I know I’m being a little petty by posting these stupid photos of somebody who wrote ‘real model’ and ‘fat model,’ but I will let you know nothing defines what a ‘real’ model or a ‘fat’ model or ‘fake’ model is,” she told her followers while on the set of her latest shoot.
“Your weight, your skin, your hair, your religious background — none of that determines whether you’re a ‘real’ model or not,” she added.
“So all those girls out there who have dreams and hopes, keep fighting for them and don’t let all the losers on Instagram stop [you].”
Many of Graham’s fans have shown support by slamming the account, which is devoted to body-shaming plus-size models, including Tess Holliday, and celebrities like Lena Dunham.
“They are both two beautiful models,” read one comment under a post featuring Graham and Ambrosio. “Just because someone has a different body type doesn’t mean that they’re ugly or fat.”
“Girl…. you have a serious problem.. @theashleygraham is PERFECT,” another admirer said.
It’s not the first time the Florida-born beauty has spoken negatively about comparing women. She recently denounced comments praising her as a “real woman,” arguing that it pitted women against one another.
“We are all real women,” Graham wrote on social media. “I can’t stand it when I read comments that say, ‘Finally, a real woman.’ No matter your size/shape/amount of cellulite — we are in this together.”
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