It’s tough being a woman in the spotlight. Shamers and haters abound everywhere, especially on the Internet. So imagine how much worse it is being a plus-sized model. Not only is your weight and your body constantly under the microscope, it’s also part of your job to stand out from the crowd by putting yourself out there on social media. We can only imagine that it takes a lot of courage. Luckily, Iskra Lawrence has plenty.
The New York-based model is the face of Aerie’s #aerieREAL campaign, which promises to use only unretouched images in the lingerie brand’s advertisements. In a recent Instagram post, she highlighted one of the comments she got on her feed, where user @zseanzbrown said:
“Fat cow. It’s only cus every F****r on this planet is obese that that’s the norm… Plus-size models? give me a F*****g breaking. Everyone needs to stop eating McDonald’s, the NHS is f****d because of people like her eating too many bags of crisps.”
Her #dropthemic follow-up was a classy slow-mo vid of herself enjoying a bag of potato chips. Kudos, Iskra, for keeping it sassy and classy.
Text: Kit Chua