This Mother Was Being Fat-Shamed On A Plane But Then This Stranger Jumped In

Fat people have to endure unwelcoming comments all the time. A woman recently recounted that a douche face, who called himself a comedian, fat-shamed her over texts. Savannah Phillips was on a United flight from Oklahoma to Chicago when the man sitting next to her poked fun at her for being overweight.

Geplaatst door Savannah Phillips op Zondag 4 december 2016

“I’m not the biggest person on the airplane, but I’m not the smallest. My worst nightmare is someone being uncomfortable because they have to sit next to me,” Phillips explained on Facebook:

My seat was assigned at the gate, and when we boarded I was sitting next to an older guy who said he was a comedian. He looked like he was in his 60s and had on bright yellow sunglasses. He stood up so I could get into my seat next to the window. As soon as I got buckled, he sat back down. The flight attendant started the safety speech and he got his phone out (with huge font and the screen brightness turned all the way up). His phone was maybe 12 inches from my face and he proceeded to text someone that he was sitting next to “a smelly fatty.”

Phillips didn’t read the entire conversation as she was left feeling “shocked and it was like confirmation of the negative things I think about myself on a daily basis.”

I am only sharing this story of what happened to me today in hopes that the person who stuck up for me will somehow be…

Geplaatst door Savannah Phillips op Maandag 14 mei 2018

Phillips was left in deep sorrow after reading the messages, and she couldn’t help but cry.

Moreover, to make things worse, there was a 30 minutes delay in the flight. She cringed at the thought of having to sit next to this guy for another half an hour.

“Great. Just more time I would have to sit next to this creep,” she joked.

However, her faith in humanity was restored after Chase Irwin, a kind stranger from Nashville, Tennessee spoke up.

All of a sudden, someone from behind us taps on the guy’s shoulder and says, “Hey- I need to talk to you.” The guy next to me takes out his headphones. Someone behind us says, “We are switching seats. Now.” The guy next to me said, “OK- why?” And I hear someone say (removing curse words), “You are texting about her, and I’m not putting up with that.” A guy comes and sits next to me and is shocked when he sees me crying. He asked if I saw the texts and I nodded yes. He encouraged me not to let that guy get to me and that everything was going to be fine. We talked about Ross and the kids, his two year old son, our jobs, amongst other things.

He caught the whole thing on Snapchat, posting, “This guy, prob mid 50’s, just text his wife that he is sitting next to a smelly fatty and was about to vomit. I watched her read the text and is now looking sad. Should I New Mexico slap the **** out of him or just say something when landing?”

Nashville Man Sticks Up For Mother Fat-Shamed On A Plane

What would you do if you saw someone being body-shamed? There are good people in this world and one of them lives right here in Nashville. Chase Irwin intervened when he saw a mother being body-shamed by a stranger on a plane. https://on.nc5.co/2ILolYP

Geplaatst door NewsChannel 5 Nashville op Dinsdag 15 mei 2018

Phillips couldn’t help but praise this man for his random act of kindness. She was so grateful that she wanted to share her story, to encourage people to support Irwin at his bar.

“This guy’s name is Chase- he works for Whiskey Row in Nashville,” she wrote. “Share this post, look him up- whatever- he did prove to me today that (1) not only does God see me, but (2) there are more good people in the world than bad.”


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