Guy Learns The Hard Way Why You Should Never Body Shame A Woman On Twitter

Leyton Mokgerepi probably thought he was creating a relatable meme when he tweeted this:

What ended up happening, however, was the complete opposite. People immediately ostracized him online for posting a fat joke at another woman’s expense. A woman, who, actually looks pretty darn good in her photo, if you ask me. And most importantly, of course, is that women don’t have to meet any one standard of beauty, and don’t exist just for other people to find them attractive.

Something that other Twitter users were quick to point out as well.

And as it turns out, because the internet is a place full of cats and karma, and in this case, boatloads of karma, the woman in the photo Leyton tried shaming came out, on the record, that she in fact doesn’t like him.

He tried to save face after her post by calling her, “Girlfriend Goals.”

But it was clear for all to see it was a feeble attempt, so Twitter reminded him of how badly he was dragged.

Her tweet even caught the attention of some celebs.

At the end of it all, @Thickleeyonce was floored by the positive response people had for her after Leyton’s initial attempt to shame her.

So the next time you try to body shame someone online, remember: you might just get dragged.

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Celebrities React to Donald Trump’s CNN Body Slam Tweet: ‘How the F— Are You a President’

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On Sunday, July 2nd, President Donald Trump tweeted a GIF of himself physically attacking someone meant to represent CNN, the major news network. The video, which features Trump pulling a man with “CNN” superimposed over his face to the ground and punching him repeatedly, was accompanied by the hashtags “#FraudNewsNetwork” and “#FNN.”

This tweet comes hot on the tails of the President’s blatantly sexist attack of Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, who he referred to as “low I.Q. crazy,” “dumb as a rock,” and “psycho.”

Many celebrities were aghast at the President’s tweet, and said as much on social media:

In our current state of affairs, who better to teach Trump about American history than a British author?

Others noted the profound double standard Trump takes advantage of:

Some celebrities were simply flabbergasted:

Mia Farrow was left completely speechless by the situation:

Others wondered aloud how much influence Trump’s staff has on his tweets (for better or worse):

Musicians like Zendaya offered some much-needed perspective:

John Legend shared his feelings with a simple message:

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Wife And Husband's Instagram Photos Go Viral And Spark Body Image Debate

Jasmine Owens is a 25-year-old student and mother of two from Honolulu who recently took to Instagram to share a vacation photo of her and her husband. A caption alongside the photo includes an inspirational note about learning to love her body as it is, and the message is going viral. 

The post received over 70,000 likes and hundreds of comments, which were largely positive. But many weren’t, and Owens shared a screenshot of one such comment that told her to, “stop your delusion, these pics are gross and has already been shared as a meme.”

She replied to the comment by saying:

“Earlier this morning I got this very negative comment! Starting this journey publicly I knew that I would get some negative comments and I TRIED to prepare myself for the day that they started. But when I saw this comment no lie it hurt! It stabbed me hard, harder then I thought it was going to!” 

“So I had to take a step back and think to myself .. why would someone be so hateful of another person! Why would they say such rude things. But then I figured it out! People like this hate on others because they are not happy with themselves! This person does not know me! They don’t know that I am VERY healthy and WILL live for my kids! They don’t know that I eat healthy, hike, go to the gym all the time and can most likely out lift them any day!” 

“Just because I’m a big girl doesn’t mean I’m unhealthy and promoting being unhealthy! I’m simply promoting loving yourself the way you are! Never did I say unhealthy is the way to be. So for others that want to downplay me as a person and what I am trying to accomplish, go ahead leave your negative comment! They will only be used as fuel to my fire of promoting happiness!!”

Jazzy told the BBC that she’s grown accustom to comments like the above, but that she also received thousands of messages of support.

She went on to explain that she made an Instagram page to share her battle with depression and how she learned to love her body. 

Her husband, Keenan, says that he’s always been supportive of his wife sharing her fitness progress on Instagram:

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This Artist Took Body Painting To A Whole New Level With A Hogwarts Mural

Instagram has introduced us to all kinds of art — opal nails, hidden rainbow hair, Ouija board makeup, crystal lips, etc. Wherever there’s makeup and an iPhone, there’s innovation. 

However, none of this art has really tapped into our ‘Harry Potter’ obsession thoroughly enough (although Harry Potter nails were a valiant effort). 

One woman and rising YouTube star recently caught our attention though with possibly the highest form of art. 

Georgina Ryland, a makeup artist and body painter from Brisbane, Australia, is wowing the Internet with this stunning Hogwarts body mural. 

The look, which took roughly five hours to complete, required body paint, foundation, eye shadow, tattoo liner, and liquid lipstick.

To see more time lapses of Ryland’s incredible work, you can check out her YouTube channel.  

She also documents her work on Instagram. As it turns out, her talents extend well beyond ‘Harry Potter’ themes, although her Hogwarts look is certainly becoming Instafamous. 

⚡️ hogwarts ⚡️ . About time I gave Hogwarts a shot! This paint took five hours total but I could probably have happily painted it for ten – challenging but fun. I used a painterly sort of style and a speed paint will be up on YouTube by tomorrow ☺️ . Featuring: ⚡️ @mehronmakeup Paradise Paints in Black, White, Teal, Yellow and Orange ⚡️ @inglot_australia 110R, 63, 351, 300 Freedom Eyeshadows, HD Foundation, Sparkling Dust 7 ⚡️ @sugarpill Tako, Bulletproof, Mochi, Flamepoint, Buttercupcake ⚡️ @katvondbeauty Lock It Powder Foundation L45, Shade and Light Palette, Trooper Tattoo Liner, Lolita Liquid Lipstick, Monarch Palette Hair is @gooddyeyoung and earrings from a pop up store ✨ #georginaryland #harrypotter #hogwarts

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Ryland boasts nearly 13,000 followers now, thanks to some viral fame.

✨? shine bright like a diamond ? ✨ After seeing @jeffreestar’s, @nikkietutorials’ and @mariya.ae’s full face of highlighter looks, I had to give it a go. Also painted a diamond cause I gotta match! Video of this guy will be up as soon as I wake up pretty much. I used @inglot_australia Sparkling Dust 2, 3 and 5, HD Foundation (mixed with @lorealmakeup Pure Light Primer for a soft base), 66 Body Sparkles, 77 Gel Liner @katvondbeauty Monarch Palette, Dreamer Palette, Trooper Tattoo Liner @houseoflashes Noir Fairy @jeffreestarcosmetics Celebrity Skin on lips, Drug Lord, Breakfast at Tiffany’s on chest @maccosmetics Strobe Cream, Rose Gold Pigment @mehronmakeup Paradise Paints @sugarpill Tako, Diamond Eyes, Bulletproof, Velocity @illamasqua Spirit Palette #georginaryland ✨

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Ryland has developed quite the resumé, from editorial work to makeup competitions.

…If only we had the patience, time, or talent to pull off some of these looks!

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Body Shamers Started Hating On This Olympic Gymnast And The Internet Came To Her Aid

You have to be a special kind of idiot to body shame an Olympian. Their bodies, for years, have been stretched and developed and pushed to the limits of the human anatomy for them to be the best at what they do.

But because the internet is full of people who like to sit back and say that they could do something better than a f*cking OLYMPIC ATHLETE, we’re treated to wonderful tweets like this.

Which translates to:

“Alexa Moreno, another example of pseudo athletes sent by the CONADE [Mexico’s National Commission for Physical Culture and Sport] just to fullfill the quota.”

Alexa Moreno, a Mexican gymnast, is getting hated on by people like the moron above, for being “fat” and “out of shape.”

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Despite the fact that she’s able to perform amazing feats of athleticism like this:

…bullies are still being total jerk faces.

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“Exclusive pictures of Alexa Moreno at the end of her gymnastic routine.”

However, the internet wasn’t going to let a bunch of jabronis roast an elite, professional athlete.

“Congratulations to #AlexaMoreno for your great participation in the Olympics! One more reason to be proud despite all the criticism.”

Seriously, how stupid do you have to be to insult an Olympian?!

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The Playboy Model Who Body Shamed A Woman At The Gym Has Been Fired

Yesterday Playboy model Dani Mathers sparked outrage after it emerged that she had body shamed a naked woman using the showers at her gym in a Snapchat story. Mathers was quick to delete the photos when the internet didn’t agree with her snide remarks.

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Mathers later attempted to apologize, saying that she had only meant to send the snap to a friend. But the internet wasn’t having it, and Mathers ended up deleting pretty much every social media account she owned. 

And it’s now emerged that she’ll face more than just online ramifications. Heidi and Frank, a radio show which had been a regular gig for the playmate for years, told TMZ that they’re suspending Mathers indefinitely in light of the revelations. 

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And in a statement Mathers’ gym of choice, LA Fitness, said they were banning the model from all of their locations. A spokesman told TMZ that Mathers had violated their privacy policy and she “is not permitted back at any club, ever.”

The spokesman said that “her behavior is appalling and puts every member’s privacy at risk. We have handled this internally and also notified the police.” The gym added that cell phone usage and photography are prohibited in locker rooms, “this is not only our rule it is just common decency.”

Unsurprisingly, people were pretty happy with the news.

Good work, internet!  

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A Photographer Defended This New Mom After Body Shamers Trashed Her Intimate Postpartum Photoshoot

One of the many joys of being a woman in our society is the inability to please and ever-present and critical audience looking to dissect women’s behavior, life choices, and appearance. Oftentimes, it seems like there’s no escaping the sting of public opinion.

Unfortunately, a recent “controversy” surrounding a Canadian photographer’s photoshoot with two new parents perfectly illustrates just how much women are held to impossible and conflicting standards. 

Photographer Trina Cary shot a series of breathtakingly gorgeous photos of Mel and Gabby— a couple who recently welcomed THREE children. 

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Carey was seeking models for a shoot in which she hoped to “showcase self-love, couples love, postpartum and body confidence all in one go.” Mel and Gabby, she told BuzzFeed were the perfect fit. 

Mel, who is clearly a superhero, gave birth to three children in only twelve months. That’s right— she became pregnant with twin girls when her son was only three months old. These little miracles of nature, however, did take a toll on her self esteem. As she wrote in a blog post, it was “hard to adapt and fall in love” with her postpartum body. 

“Every mom knows that it was worth the struggle for the end result,” she wrote. “But it’s still hard. You don’t have time to think of the way you look most days, but sometimes you catch a glimpse of your body and hardly even recognize the reflection staring back.”

But Mel decided to do the shoot “to let go and celebrate the journey [her] body had been through.”

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“Not once did Gabby ever make me feel insecure about the way I looked,” she said. “He still thought I looked as beautiful as the day he met me. It was time for me to feel the same about myself and set an example for my girls.”

The love and positivity clearly shows in the photos— which are totally giving us #RelationshipGoals. 

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Cary shared the stunning photos on her blog with a clear message in mind: “Women, let us celebrate our flaws. Own our stretch marks and extra skin.”

It didn’t take long for the photos to go viral. 

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The photographer has shared photos on her blog before, but Mel and Gabby’s shoot really caught the Internet’s attention. The photos were shared widely, and Cary was inundated with positive feedback over the beautiful photos. 

But “the Internet” still includes body shamers and trolls who will never be satisfied.  

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Cary told BuzzFeed she was shocked and upset by some of the responses.

As far too many women know, there is no pleasing the body shamers. In their minds, everyone is too fat or too skinny to deserve love or recognition— in Mel’s case, she was too skinny. Commenters said she was “too skinny” to be insecure about her body. Then the modesty police intervened, calling her a “slut” and a “hot” for sharing the photos. 

…You’d think the trolls could at least come up with some more creative language for the insults. But we digress. 

“People are cruel,” Cary told BuzzFeed. “I shouldn’t have been surprised as I deal with haters all the time regarding vulnerable sessions but I was in shock… The fact that people jumped at tearing her apart broke my heart. Insecurities are personal; you can’t tell someone how to feel.”

Sadly, Mel was so bothered by all the hate that she declined to speak to any media about the shoot. 

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Cary said the comments bothered Mel so much that she has declined speaking to the media about the photos.

“She read some of the negative comments and they really took a toll on her,” Cary said. “Words hurt.”

Cary had finally had enough of all the negativity, so she took to Facebook to defend the couple. 

She felt compelled to point out the inherent sexism of criticizing solely Mel for the photos, and voiced her sadness over the hurtful delivery of opinion. 

I hurt for Mel. I hurt for any other woman trying to regain her confidence and do something for herself. The gist of the comments were people who aren’t comfortable with their own bodies lashing out at her – funny it was always her never her husband. Everyone is entitled to their own view and opinion but there are many other constructive ways to voice that without being rude and hateful. This session was not about two people being vain this was about learning to love yourself again. There isn’t one person out there who doesn’t want a nice picture of themselves that makes them feel good when they look at it. Some people even went as far as calling her a slut or a hoe, shame on you!!! This woman has dedicated her life to her husband and her children. She is fighting personal insecurities and your best comment is to trash her?! It makes me physically sick reading comments like these. Words hurt, people! I feel sorry for the authors of these comments because they are the ones who need a session like this most but will never have the courage or strength to do one. They are the ones shrouded in jealousy and insecurities and choose to reply out of spite.

Ultimately, Cary said, she wrote the post because she wanted people to “see the love” behind the shoot. 

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… And we think she succeeded. (h/t buzzfeed)

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