Ashley Graham has the best reaction to her body-shamers – and inspires other women to do the same.
Ashley Graham is known for being at peace with herself and her body. Now she has stood up for herself again and is celebrating her body.
The star was responding to some body-shaming tweets by journalist Sameera Khan, which have since been deleted. She shared photos of Ashley on her way to Tori Kelly's birthday party in a shimmering gold mini dress with the caption, "The fat positivity movement is getting out of hand," and we won't publish her other cruel comments about the photos here.
In another tweet, Ashley's Sports Illustrated cover was shared alongside Irina Shayk's, along with the tweet, "Studies show poor, stressed men prefer fat women like Ashley Graham." Wealthier men prefer slim women like Irina Shayk."
And this was Ashley Graham's response
The tweets prompted many to speak up for Ashley before the star herself hit back. In direct response to the dress photos, she shared another snap of herself posing in a backless outfit, writing, "Quote this tweet with a photo of you taking 'Fat Positivity' too far. I'll start."
Ashley's tweet prompted many more women to share their own photos, from swimwear to lingerie to holiday memories and everyday selfies: "Is this taking it too far?" one wrote of a lingerie photo – another added of her bikini photo: "Out here glorifying obesity with my beautiful butt every day."
Others shared more personal stories with Ashley: "I am literally my happiest self now, and it's people like you who have helped me feel good about my body. Each of these pictures shows a time when I wore something that was out of my comfort zone and I'm glad I did," wrote one fan.
Another: "How dare I love this picture of me happily jumping into the Mediterranean Sea with the love of my life on my dream anniversary trip to the Amalfi Coast. How dare I take things so far as to experience unbridled joy (and unbridled pasta) and self-love in this body of a middle-aged mother?"
Ashley Graham: Here's how she reacted to stupid comments years ago
A proud advocate of body positivity, Ashley Graham has spoken about her experiences on social media in the past, often responding to mean or misguided comments about her body. Here's an example from the 2019 Create & Cultivate conference, "I was wearing a really short denim dress and had on really high thigh-high sock boots," Ashley said. "I had a lot of cellulite hanging out. I had a roll of flab hanging out. That's life, right? A girl wrote on my page and said, 'Girl, your thighs are spilling out of your pants. This cellulite is just awesome. I can't believe you're actually wearing something like that.'" She added: "I make those moments teachable moments. I'm not going to come up to you and say, 'Fuck you, B,' because why? That's just so much energy. So I said, 'You're right, ma'am, my cellulite and fat are hanging out of my pants, and I'm sexy.' Because why should we give space to comments like that? I don't have time for that."
Ashley Graham, people. Could we love her any more?
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