Student hits back at body-shamers who said "people over 200 pounds shouldn't wear bikinis"
A student has hit back at body-shamers on Twitter who said "if you're over 200 pounds please don't wear a bikini" by displaying these nasty tweets, right next to pictures of her rocking a bikini.
Sara Petty, a 20-year-old student and blogger, saw several people commenting on what women over 200 pounds should and shouldn't wear.
The comments she saw ranged from "sorry but if you're like 200 pounds you shouldn't be wearing a crop-top" to "Attention all girls over 200 pounds: please do yourself and all of us a favor and throw the booty shorts in the garbage. Gross"
She then decided to shame the shamers, by posting those grotesque comments next to pictures of herself undeniably rocking crop-tops and "booty shorts".
The grotesque comments, which Sara tweeted, next to her rebuttal.
"Wear whatever you want"
Sara, told the Huffington post how she had seen the body-shaming tweets, and decided to do something about it.
“I had seen a tweet from someone saying that 200-pound girls shouldn’t wear bikinis. I just did some quick searches and found a bunch of similar tweets, so I decided I could do my part to chip away at body-shaming however I could.”
She put all the horrendous tweets together, next to her own photos, tweeting "Girls, wear whatever the hell you want" - gaining over 84K likes and 74K retweets, to the body-shamers' combined 2 likes and 0 retweets.
"The audacity to wear a crop top" was the only body shaming tweet to get any likes. 2 likes, vs Sara's tens of thousands.
The Bowling Green State University student has over 27K twitter followers and her own blog, where she describes herself as "a public relations major with a passion for puppies, writing and color-coding everything. I'm beautiful, hilarious and also quite modest."
She has since taken to twitter to clarify her measurements for the benefits of body-shamers, and appealing to women to empower one another and stop tearing each other down.
Just to clear a few things up:— Sara Petty (@_spetty) March 14, 2016
1. I weigh 219lbs
2. The tweets were just about 200+ girls in general, NOT at me!
3. I'm 5 ft 11!
Also- all of those tweets came from WOMEN. Girls, stop tearing other girls down. Empower one another!!— Sara Petty (@_spetty) March 9, 2016