Tess Holliday slammed society's "double standards" after a dress she wore earlier this year went viral.
The plus-size model rocked the pink strawberry print midi dress by Lirika Matoshi on the Grammy Awards red carpet back in January, and it has since been declared the dress of the summer after it was worn by influencers in videos on TikTok.
However, Tess claimed that when she wore the $490 dress, she was named on the “worst-dressed lists”, and in a series of posts on Twitter, she called out society's negative perception towards plus-size women.
“I like how this dress had me on worst-dressed lists when I wore it in January to the Grammys, but now bc a bunch of skinny ppl wore it on TikTok everyone cares,” the 35-year-old wrote.
“To sum it up: our society hates fat people, especially when we are winning," Tess continued. "I’m aware some people said I looked nice in my Grammys dress & I never said I didn’t make best-dressed lists as well as WORST-dressed, but y’all are purposely ignoring the important part of my post: SOCIETY TREATS FAT PEOPLE LIKE WE ARE INVISIBLE."
She fumed that "fat bodies are not treated the same” as thin bodies in the industry, and vented her frustration over having to campaign against the mistreatment of plus-size models.
“It’s exhausting, it’s frustrating, and it’s discouraging. As much as y’all are tired of hearing me talk about it, I’m even more exhausted having it be my reality,” she fired.
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