Plus Size model, Ashley Graham is sick of people disagreeing with her image and the way she displays her body. People usually criticise her for being too large, but have recently gone to the other end of the scale and are saying shes looking too small. The debate was due to an Instagram photo posted by the model from a shoot she did, where the angle makes her look slimmer than normal. Some fans are angry as they idolised the model for loving her plus size image, and felt betrayed by what looked like a huge weight lose. One fan said, “You don’t love the skin you’re in, you want to conform to Hollywood, you believe being skinnier is prettier”
Graham responds to the haters by saying, “People come on my page and body shame me because I’m too big, because I’m too small, because I’m not good enough for their standards. But at the end of the day I’m good enough for me. I work out not to lose weight but to maintain my good health. And anyway, if I did want to lose weight, it would be no one’s decision but my own. For the past sixteen years, my body has been picked apart, manipulated, and controlled by others who don’t understand it. If you see another woman taking a selfie or a photo in her bathing suit, encourage her because she actually feels beautiful, don’t give her the side eye because you think she’s feeling herself too hard.”
People need to stop putting down Grahams body, and just let her be how she wants to be. She’s an inspiring woman we should all look up to, and she still rocks those big curves despite whether people like them or not.