Tess Holliday Slams Trolls Who Attacked Her for Working Out: ‘It’s No One’s Business What I Do with My Body’
Model Tess Holliday slammed commenters who attacked her for posting a workout video
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.”
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“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.”