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Plus-Sized Model’s Response To Trolls Who Said Her Boyfriend Is ‘Too Attractive’ For Her Is Pure Gold

Instagram is the perfect platform for young artists and entrepreneurs to express their views. For those who wish to disseminate a political message or create a frenzy for better or for worse. Instagram is the place where these thoughts can be peddled across borders without any validation. For instance, messages of body positivity spring from every corner of Instagram. Acceptance of all body types is a definite asset. However, the flip side of the coin is the prevalence of bullies who still use this platform to attack strangers.

Melissa Gibson had the misfortune of encountering one of these online bullies!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc1u3wMjtWG/

Gibson is a body positivity blogger from Louisville, Kentucky who has amassed over 250,000 followers on Instagram. On New Year’s day Melissa uploaded a picture with herself and her boyfriend on Instagram sharing a NYE kiss. And quickly coming under fire from the trolls, these internet bullies called her boyfriend “out of her league” because of her size.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdZVXWEjU1u/

The comments since deleted slammed Melissa for her size, calling her unworthy of her boyfriend!

However, Melissa’s response to these trolls is pure gold!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BddQHhIDWJw/

In her caption, she wrote about how their relationship is “political” and how the couple will continue to fight for their love:

When taking a picture in a sparkly dress next to the man you love makes people comment about your body, question your relationship, make judgements about him for loving you.

Our relationship is political. Even though we both know how natural and right it feels. And if the world won’t just let us be, we will keep fighting for our love, for our space, for our right to be seen, accepted without question, and celebrated.

She went on to note how “silly” it is for a relationship to bother strangers who have no part in it:

In all honesty it’s silly to think it bothers people so much, but when privileged people base their value on attraction and relationships, it results in the plethora of relationships that look like mine being erased and delegitimized. Like somehow I don’t deserve him or our love isn’t real. We are exactly what each other wants, and guess what, our bodies are a part of that. It’s not a abnormal or a fetish. It’s simply natural.

She ended her message by announcing she is no longer “playing by the rules”!

So while you insist on yelling your insecurities and bigotry at me, realize I’m not playing the game you play any longer. I’m not playing by your rules. And it’s honestly sad you still are. 2018 is the year for Love that is not defined by weight, age, ability, genitals, gender, sexuality. Not defined by race or ethnicity or religion. We’re having more fun this way anyway ?

Since being posed, the post quickly went viral, garnering over 10,000 likes. Many were inspired by her post of positivity!

Others shared similar stories:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BcEQlrBDX_K/

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