South African youtuber Thickleeyonce has come under fire for allegedly body shaming slim girls. This came after she went on a rant on a British Vogue post that was meant to promote body positivity. The post showed a smaller sized woman in a bikini. Thickleeyonce was not having it and asked the magazine to stop this. “The body positivity movement is not for slim bodies already accepted by society,” she said.
Unfortunately her sentiments were not received well especially by slim women who claim they too have been bullied for their size. One twitter user, @Lethabo M admitted that she still receives “shame for being size 27” with some saying she is “not African wife material.” Another user, @Virgo SZN added that “body positivity should be inclusive. I am a slim girl and I have been bullied and slandered for it.”
Thickleeyonce has since deleted her original tweet and has justified herself saying “no one was body shaming slim girls.” She herself is a plus size model who has used her social media platforms to advocate for big girls. Her tweet was only meant to point out that the movement was “originally meant for fat people”she said.