Tess Holliday Slams Media For Creating ‘Breeding Ground’ For Body-Shaming

Tess Holliday has slammed the media for creating a 'breeding ground' for body-shaming comments' and 'a swamp for hatred to grow'. 
Credit: @tessholliday/Instagram

Tess Holliday has slammed the media for creating a ‘breeding ground’ for body-shaming comments’ and ‘a swamp for hatred to grow’. 

The plus-size model was photographed during a recent family trip to Disneyland and the images were shared by various news outlets alongside the caption: “A Mickey ice cream proved too tempting.”

After seeing the images, the 36-year-old took to Twitter and blasted their ‘harmful behaviour’.

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On the social media platform, she wrote: “The @DailyMail and @DailyMirror decided to share some paparazzi photos of me at my most tired and only in the moments when I was eating food.

“They showed the version of me that they want the world to see: a fat person eating and being tired.

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“When they create a breeding ground for body-shaming comments, they create a swamp where hatred of others and of ourselves can grow. 

“It’s just not productive—if we want to live in a better, kinder world, we need to reject this kind of harmful behaviour.”

Tess Holliday
Tess Holliday has slammed the media for the pictures they shared of her at Disneyland. Credit: @tessholliday/Instagram

Holliday then shared some of her own snaps from the day that showed her with her son, Bowie, having fun at the family attraction.

Branding the Daily Mirror and Daily Mail ‘morons’, she claimed the media’s ‘lens of their fat-phobic assumptions’ through which they share pictures of her, tells everyone who looks like her ‘that they are worthless’.   

The model’s Twitter account has now been flooded with messages of support from fans. 

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“I have said this 1,000,000 times, my weight, my choices,” one follower commented. “My health is none of anyone’s business, commenting that someone looks good, better, healthier implies that they didn’t before.

“That’s not a compliment – it’s hurtful, make your own choices.”

Another added: “You look HAPPY. That’s the important part!”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.