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What Happens When You Call Plus-Size Model Iskra Lawrence 'Fat'

April 6th 2016

By:
Laura Donovan

Plus-size model Iskra Lawrence knows a little something about body-shaming.

The U.K.-based celebrity, who recently became the face of the body positive Aerie REAL campaign, was once fired from a modeling agency because her hips were "too big." She also faces off against trolls on her Instagram page, which has more than one million followers. But she doesn't let the haters get her down, as evidenced in a brilliant "American Beauty" style Instagram photo that shows her surrounded by junk food in her bra.

 

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"This is for anyone who has ever been called FAT," Lawrence wrote on Instagram.

She also quoted some of the negative feedback she has received:

"'Fat cow. It's only [because] 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.' Opinions are like arseholes - everyone's got one. [T]hanks to the dream team for making this happen at work today."

She later shared a slow motion Instagram video of her eating a chip and flipping off the camera.

 

A video posted by 🌙iskra✨ (@iamiskra) on

She clarified that she is not promoting binge eating but that she believes in moderate indulgences and exercise. After all, she told Business Insider earlier this year that she hits the gym a couple of times a week for up to two hours each time.

"I will eat crisps but I'll also make healthy home cooked meals and workout regularly," she wrote. "The message is who gives a F what anyone else thinks of you. YOU are the only one who decides yourself worth. And sorry I'm usually not rude or give anyone the finger but these online trolls [shaking my damn head]."

Lawrence's latest Instagram posts received a ton of positive comments from her fans:

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Lawrence has shown great appreciation for Aerie for embracing her the way she is. She also famously came up with the National Eating Disorders Association's "Seal of Approval" award, which the Aerie Real campaign earned last year. Lawrence told the association that previous jobs required her to model coats because others did not think she was thin enough to wear anything else.

"When working on an Aerie shoot, Lawrence feels like everyone is on the same team, they all want these young girls that are seeing their images to know that any body is a good body, " Brendan Egan, an intern for the National Eating Disorders Association, wrote in a 2015 release about Aerie Real's win. "They actually care."

 

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