Lesson of the day (for the thousand time): Don’t assume or ask a woman if she’s pregnant— at least not until she starts dropping serious hints. And if the person you think might be pregnant is someone widely famous, you can just, you know, Google it first. Otherwise you’re setting yourself for a very-well deserved public humiliation, just like Ashely Graham did with a “fan” who is seriously lacking on common sense.
On Tuesday, America’s Next Top Model alum took the issues with a comment on a video she posted to her Instagram of her dancing around in a pink bikini to N.E.R.D. and Rihanna’s Lemmon while on vacation—like one does.
When a rude commenter claimed that the model had a noticeable baby bump in the clip and had the audacity to ask whether she’s pregnant on social media, the self-proclaim body positivity warrior refused to be shamed for her curvaceous figure and fired back with a four-word clap back:
“That’s just called fat,” she simply replied.
Her short yet fierce response caused quite a stir on the model’s Instagram, with fans of the body activist coming to her defense, accurately pointing out that she isn’t even fat, to begin with. Others thanked Ashely for helping women of all sizes to feel better in their bodies, encouraging them to keep doing their thing.
In the past, Graham has spoken openly about how people online have simultaneously critiqued her for being “too fat” and “too thin.” Just a couple years ago, she penned a lengthy essay about loving yourself no matter what, taking particular issue on social media and online bullying.
“To some I’m too curvy. To others I’m too tall, too busty, too loud, and, now, too small— too much, but at the same time not enough. When I post a photo from a ‘good angle,’ I receive criticism for looking smaller and selling out. When I post photos showing my cellulite, stretch marks, and rolls, I’m accused of promoting obesity. The cycle of body-shaming needs to end. I’m over it,” she wrote.
Get em, girl!