Tess Holliday Slams Trolls Who Attacked Her for Working Out: ‘It’s No One’s Business What I Do with My Body’
Holliday posted comments from trolls, and explained that she works out frequently, but doesn’t always share it.
This article originally appeared on People.com.
The model shared three videos from her workout on Thursday; a mix of squats, barbell curls and high knees.
“Reunited with @mackfit & working on my ,” Holliday, 32, posted on Instagram.
But the mom-of-two found the comment section filled with body shaming posts from Instagram trolls. Holliday posted a few of their attacks, and explained that she works out frequently, but doesn’t always share it.
“People assume I don’t work out because I don’t feel the need to post it all over the gram, & the reason why? Because it’s no ones business what I do with my body,” Holliday wrote. “It’s not my place to tell others to work out either. My mother is partially paralyzed & would love to move her body in the ways I did in my previous post, but unfortunately that’s not a reality for her & so many other people.”
She added that people should focus on their body — not anyone else’s.
“When you start to truly love yourself, you take care of your body the way YOU see fit,” Holliday said. “Live & let live y’all. Lastly, when I post about working out, then all of a sudden y’all got jokes, everyone is a doctor & trainer. Y’all just can’t handle seeing someone in a plus size body that isn’t deemed desirable by societies standards THRIVING & it kills y’all. Worry about your own life.”
“EVERYTIME after I post a workout video I get comments like…’You’ll never be skinny, so stop trying,’ ‘Don’t workout too hard, you’ll get skinny,’ ‘You still need your fat to be a model,’ ‘Why would you want to loose what made you famous,’ ” Graham posted.
“Just for the record — I workout to: stay healthy, feel good, get rid of jet lag, clear my head, show big girls we can move like the rest of em, stay flexible & strong, have more energy … I don’t workout to loose[sic] weight or my curves, bc I love the skin I’m in.”