I am that girl who gets super sensitive to what people say about me physically. While many people can brush their shoulders off, I take it to heart.
I am not alone though, there are a ton of women who get hurt when someone decides to ‘shame’ them online or offline. Online shaming is a pretty big deal for many of us who happen to be public figures and want to maintain a positive footprint online.
You want to make sure that you are being the best representative for your brand and even though we aren’t perfect, public embarrassment from online bullies whether you take it to heart or not is not cool.
Tia Mowry posted this picture on Instagram the other day. She looked great but out of all the positive comments she received, someone decided to ‘call her out’ saying she was getting fat.
Her response was one for the books:
I don’t normally do this, but I wanted to prove a point. I just posted a few days ago about embracing and uplifting others about body image. Here, @miekk_ felt the need to say I was getting fat. I took a look at your profile and I was sad to see that you WORK for YOUNG African American girls aiding in their studies. I hope this isn’t what you would tell your girls?
Does your BOSS know that this is how you degrade other WOMAN? @hbcutravelers Internet BULLYING is not cool and it needs to stop. Would you say this to my face? Is this how you speak to yourself when YOU look at yourself in the mirror.
Again, I’m shining a light on this issue hoping to see change. Love and uplift! This is not just about me getting called fat. This isn’t just about me. I could care less! Im standing up for the people that like to hide behind computers cyber bulling calling many gay, skinny, slut, ugly, fat, the list goes on and on. Cyber bullying needs to stop!
I hope that user learned her lesson, and I am glad Tia took the time to highlight the issue because it is important. We have to lift each other up as women and as human beings. Body shaming is so cave like!