Model has a cheeky response to fat haters
Watch out next time!!!
Iskra Lawrence posts a video in response to the commenter who called her a “fat cow”. The incident comes as Amy Schumer complains to Glamour about being labelled as plus-size.
Body-shimmers should watch out because celebrities are now fighting back. Iskra Lawrence who is a British model had a creative and cheeky response recently to a commenter who called her a fat cow on Instagram.
She posted a photo of herself wearing lingerie and surrounded herself by bags of potato chips which are a defiant sneer on her face then putting her left hand buried in a bag as if in mid-snack. Then Lawrence followed that with a slow-motion Instagram video of her eating a chip and then making an obscene gesture to the camera.
She wrote to her 1.4 million followers that: ‘This is for anyone who has ever been called FAT. Ps I do not condone binge eating. I eat whatever I want in moderation. I will eat crisps but I’ll also make healthy home cooked meals and workout regularly. The message is who gives a F what anyone else thinks of you. YOU are the only one who decides your self-worth’
The 25 year old model Lawrence is a model for the Aerie line of lingerie while being the managing editor of the Runway Riot fashion site and an advocate for the National Eating Disorder Association. Her video had drawn more than 73,000 likes and almost 5,000 comments with the vast majority of them supportive by Wednesday afternoon.
Lawrence whose posts from Saturday have been widely shared in recent days joins other celebrities in a seemingly never-ending social media debate about body image and the shaming of people whose appearance doesn’t conform to Hollywood or Madison Avenue’s narrow standards of beauty.
Amy Schumer complained on Tuesday that Glamour magazine had featured her in an issue celebrating plus-size woman without her permission even though the actress-comedian is a size 6 to 8 in the U.S. and Glamour later apologized.
The size-16 model Ashley Graham who is one of three on the covers of Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue defended herself against remarks from supermodel Cheryl Tiegs who said she believed the cover glamorized being overweight last month.
Men are not immune although such body-image scrutiny appears mostly directed at women and the Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller went public last month about being depressed and suicidal six years ago when paparazzi snapped a photo of him looking chubby.
Lawrence who was once rejected by modeling agencies who told her she was too big has said it took her some time to grow comfortable with her body because she kept comparing herself with rail-thin models. She told Elle in February that she just had it in her head that her body was holding her back from her dreams and that she couldn’t achieve it because her body wasn’t right. She eventually learned that we are more than our body. Your body is your home and you need to love and respect it.