As a fat woman on the internet I’m well aware that the first rule of being a fat woman on the internet is “Don’t read the comments. Never, ever read the comments.”
This is, of course, because the comments are typically a cesspool of fatphobia and bullshit. Well, not this time. This time, the comments are a virtual treasure trove of smackdown gold. (I’m seeing this more and more and I couldn’t be happier about it!) This time a dude took time out of his life to attempt to create a fat-shaming meme, and then it all went so very wrong.
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3 thoughts on “When Your Fat-Shaming Meme is a Flop”
Being a misogynistic jerk is really not an attractive trait. Glad people called him on it.
You are just SUCH a fantastic writer – I’m so glad your parents weren’t very into birth control!
Pretty much all of the tweets from that guy is loser material. Those replies were fantastic (and more popular) XD