Fat “Model” Weighs In On Being Fat Shamed By Fat Uber Driver

A “plus-size model” is hitting back at Uber after one of the company’s drivers fat-shamed her during a ride.

Tess Holliday, who was born Ryann Maegen Hoven, captured the incident on camera, and wrote on Instagram that she’s now boycotting the company for the unnamed driver’s rude remarks.

“Hey @uber I don’t pay more to use your ‘black car’ service to be told that there’s no way I could possibly be healthy because I’m fat & then questioning it,” Holliday wrote in the viral Instagram post. “No one should have to tolerate this at any level of the services you offer.”

As of Thursday afternoon, the video had racked up nearly 307,000 views since being posted the day before.

In the video, the driver — who visibly has a gut of his own but whose face cannot be shown — can be heard questioning Holliday’s cholesterol levels, to which the model replies that she is perfectly healthy.

In the post, she confirms she won’t be requesting an Uber driver again anytime soon.

“I’m fat,” Holliday wrote. “I also have a fat wallet & will no longer be using your services. Ever.”

Online, Holliday has documented her struggles with body positivity, including those after giving birth to her son, Bowie, in June 2016.

In the viral post, Holliday describes the driver himself as “fat” in the video text overlay, but she edited the caption of the post after facing some backlash from her followers.

“Edited to add: saying my driver is fat was obviously being used as a descriptor & not to insult him,” she wrote. “Also I did not show his face or use his name when filming, it was to be able to show what I deal with daily & why this behavior is unacceptable from anyone.”

How is she a model?!?! A model for WHAT?!

The Reality Of “Fat Shaming”

Fat-shaming has become a new third-wave feminist movement, and bigger women especially are demanding society not only accept them, but embrace their full figures and lifestyle without judgment. Look at the HuffPo photo spread, its message is clear: I’m Fat, I’m Beautiful, Screw You If You Think Otherwise, you judgmental, skinny bitch.

Imagine if thin or fit women did the same. They’d be lampooned for showing off, bragging, shoving their perfect bodies in your face. Or printed out and pinned up in a teenage boy’s room…

Liberal Logic: it’s okay to be fat and judge skinny people. It’s not okay to make fun of fat people regardless of your size.

Note: not all fat people make fun of skinny people, and not all skinny people make fun of fat people. Okay? Okay.

Fat people, on the other hand, either do not know how to be healthy (a real possibility considering what passes for “health education” these days), they do not care, or sometimes there’s a larger genetic issue at play. Okay? Okay.

The Cold Hard Liberal Hypocritical Truth

But what results (in all circumstances) is a fat person who needs help. But you’re not allowed to tell them that, or your a racist. No, wait, you’re a hateful bigot. The liberal word toss game gets confusing, like the transgender pronoun thing.

Similarly, you’re not allowed to tell someone on welfare that they’re a worthless succubus draining the system, and they need to get their ass out of the house and go to work. Make money. Earn a living. Take care of themselves. Stop being a piece of crap.

Pointing out the obvious to a fat person, that they need to lose weight: hateful.

Telling a welfare bum he’s a drain on society and needs to work to improve his life: hateful.

In the mean time, the fit person takes care of him/herself: protein, veggies, healthy fats, exercise. The fat person points to the fit person and cries: “GENETICS MAKES YOU THIN!”

The Moral Of The Story

You know what happens when you get shamed for your unhealthy body image? Well if you’re semi-intellegent, you’ll make some healthy changes. Goodbye fat. Goodbye shame. Hello health and real body pride. You want to love your body? Then have a lovable one. For confirmation as to lovability, please consult a member of the opposite sex. I grant it this once, you shan’t be slut-shamed.

We’re living in a time where it’s shameful to strive for better, and shameless to be a festering pile of turd-nuggets. We are a generation of fat, slutty, poor, lazy freeloaders who feel no shame at all. Not only because nobody has done them the favor of shaming them, but because they no longer have expectations of themselves. They’re told to love themselves no matter what. Just the way they are.

That’s quite a shame.


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  1. Five big addictions in America. Alcohol, drugs, sex, food, money. Alcohol took a big hit with mothers against drunk driving. Drugs took a big hit with the drug wars. (so not it is prescription drugs helping it to surface again) Sex took a big hit wit STD’s. (and online pornography is on the upswing). That leaves foor and money. What are the two big epidemics? Obesity and gambling. The root of all addictive disease is in the spiritual component of a human. Trying to fill the empty God shaped void with alcohol, drugs, sexs, food or money.

  2. Its a shame you had this experience…My husband is an Uber driver. Mainly because we, like many people OWE. Its not a bunch of money but its nice to have. This driver should NEVER have treated you like that. BUt not all drivers are like that. My husband would NEVER disrespect anyone for any reason. When people boycott, it honestly does not hurt UBER…it hurts us middle class Americans who are just trying to make ends meet. Please reconsider….you can certainly request not to have that driver ever again…truth be told if you complained hes probably not working for UBER anymore. again Im so sorry this happened to you. Peace

  3. What does any of this have to do with a political party? When is it ever someone’s right to comment or question a stranger’s appearance or weight? Fat conservatives get judged as much as fat Democrats. Heaven forbid a woman who has struggled with weight issues her whole life might actually decide to love the skin she’s in. This was the most ignorant, small minded article this group has ever released. We have enough liberals twisting the truth to fit stories to their agenda, I won’t follow a group of conservatives who want to do the same.

    • I was morbidly obese. Diabetes was killing me. I lost 109lbs in 11 months by doing push aways. I pushed away from the table. You can become addicted to anything in 28 days. I became addicted to hunger pain.Still am. I am now 6’2″ and weigh 185. At one time I was 358. Weight loss is not a struggle. It is a decision to live longer. I lost my diabetes and my back and knees quit hurting. My wife and I have a better sex life at 63 than we did at 30. You can do it.

  4. I am a fat person. Had someone asked me about my cholesterol I would think they were fat shaming me. Maybe the guy just wanted an opinion from another overweight person as to being overweight and having high cholesterol. If they told me I was fat I would have to agree with them. I don’t measure my worth by my looks or my weight and if you are it is because you have low self esteem. Work on your self esteem and every little thing someone says won’t seem like an insult to you. And got news for you having low cholesterol does not mean you are healthy. Being obese is plain unhealthy.

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