Hang with leftist diaper fillers for a millisecond and you’ll find double standards abound. Like HIV at a Cher concert (see Liberal SNL Fat Shames Sarah Huckabee Sanders. What About ‘Body Positivity’ Again? and Connecticut College Professor Calls for Death of White People). A new kind of leftist has dominated social media tantrum wars: the plus-sized model. These cellulite laden hippopotami’s diet consists of social media affirmation, gained by playing the victim.
A plus-sized model, who is totes against body shaming, conducted little shaming herself. Sprinkle on the double standards, hold the lettuce. Bon appetit.
Now, before I get into the writeup of this, I have to disclaim a tad for people with zero sense of humor and an overabundance of feelings which they believe justifies their outrage: being mean isn’t nice. How was that? Did it sound sincere?
Here’s the skinny:
A plus-size US model has been widely praised for confronting a passenger accused of sending “mean and ugly” messages about her during a flight.
Natalie Hage, who was travelling to Los Angeles for a photo shoot, said that in one of the texts, he wrote to a friend that the flight would not take off because of her weight.
In another, he said: “I think she ate a Mexican.”
I know the outrage brigade is mad at me. I don’t care. Steven once described Tess Holliday as having “blood type: pudding.” What else did you expect from this website?
Secondly, if this poor schmoe is sending private messages on his phone, and she’s reading them, why is he being shamed at all? Seems this woman was reading over his shoulder. Being a nosey trundlebeast, reading that which was never meant for her to read. Even if it was about her. Even if it was mean. As someone who has sent mean texts about my fellow passengers to people while boarding a plane, I can’t sympathize with Ms. Hage. Was this passenger who mocked this woman (IN A PRIVATE TEXT) to his friend mean? Sure. Did he say it to her face? No. Did he look at her and say “You’re a disgusting piece of human garbage how dare you exist?” No. Did he joke in a PRIVATE TEXT with a friend that she was a fat whale? Yes. Was Ms. Hage being a snoopy snoop sticking her fat nose where it shouldn’t be? YES.
The man later apologised, saying he had had a few drinks before boarding.
Ms Hage shared the incident, which happened on Thursday, on social media. A video of the exchange has been watched more than a million times.
Annnnnd here’s the problem. Look, airplanes are tight quarters. Even tighter if Ms. Hage sits next to you. Again, if you’re on a plane, and you’re amongst other passengers, and you think you’ve not been commented on privately via a text message, LOL at you. Especially you parents who carry on your nursery with baby Skylar. Or Mister “I want my peanuts and coke” before the flight even takes off guy. Or my favorite, the pilot and flight crew have told us not to line up for the potty. So let’s all line up for the potty during turbulence.
I hate all of you.
BUT to video this confrontation, post it to social media, then reap all the “YOU SO BRAVE GURL!” comments? When Ms. Hage was the one who snooped in someone’s private business? Hard pass. Ms. Hage is engaging in the very practice for which she is most against: shaming. But all is done to fulfill her diet of affirmation.
Fortunately, peeping the comments on her Instagram, I’m not the only one who thinks she’s a giant hypocrite:
If you don’t want to know what things people are texting about you, don’t read their private texts.
Don’t get worked up next time, Natalie. Get your workout pants on and go lift some heavy weights. Nothing cures a bad attitude like heavy weights. Deadlifts. Do them.