Iskra Lawrence told her haters where they could stick it, in the best way possible.
This is Iskra Lawrence.
She’s a model and body-positivity activist, regularly dishing out pearls of wisdom and confidence tips on her Instagram – she’s also just landed a contract to be the face of the plus-size Aerie Real campaign, AND helps raise awareness of body issues with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) in America.
Seriously – this girl is the height of cool, and this week she took to her Instagram page to answer back to a troll who tried to fat-shame her.
Posting a tongue-in-cheek photo of herself surrounded by crisp packets, Iskra wrote a lengthy caption calling out another Instagram user: ‘I’m sorry I couldn’t help myself…This is for anyone who has ever been called FAT. Thanks for the inspirational words on a recent pic’
She also included the shocking abuse from on Instagram user that read: ‘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 break. Everyone needs to stop eating McDonald’s, the NHS is f****d because of people like her eating too many bags of crisps.’
However, she didn’t stop there, and posted a hilarious slo-mo vid of her tucking into a bag of crisps and wrote: ‘Had to make a #slow-mo too…’
Iskra quite rightly concluded: ‘Opinions are like a***holes – everyone’s got one. Thanks to the dream team for making this happen at work today.’
Not surprisingly, her hilarious response has resulted in an outpouring of support from her fans, who took to Instagram to thank Iskra for her continued stance on body positivity.
Iskra’s post follows a huge media backlash over Kim K’s nude selfie – with a whole host of other celebs joining in on the body-shaming too – and Amber Rose’s recent suggestion that women with curvier bodies seem to get a double dose of body-shaming; for their choice of clothing and the fact they’re happy with having boobs and a butt.
Here’s hoping these trolls will retreat back under the rocks from which they crawled…