A fashion blogger is having to deal with the backlash of harsh online critics after the size 28 woman posted photos of herself modeling swimwear. Many online trolls posted negative comments on her Instagram page accusing her of promoting obesity.
Cailey Darling, a 27-year-old style blogger from Colorado just wanted to post photos of herself wearing a black one-piece swimsuit which was designed by a plus-size blogger GabiFresh for Swim Sexy. The one-piece has features cutouts, and while Cailey was happy with her look, little did she expect the furor it would cause online. Her photos caused her trolls to body shame her and her plus-size figure.
She captioned one of her photos, “Lumps on lumps on lumps.” She also explained why she continues to post even with the trolls coming after her.
Here’s what she had to say:
“I hope seeing someone fat and happy and still standing after hundreds of hateful comments and messages can help someone in their own journey to loving themselves and shedding other people’s opinions of them. Trolls can go ahead and see I’ve posted myself in this suit three times before and your hatred for my body or my health for whatever reason will not keep me from posting, wearing the suit, eating, or living my life unapologetically so your comment does nothing but waste your time.”
Many of her followers commented on her photos calling Cailey disgusting and offering her unwanted health advice.
One of her critics said, “There is this show called extreme weight loss mayb u should call them cuz what ur like 400 pounds?? And ur not pretty at all thats just gross u should actually put on some cloths [sic].”
Another follower called bergundwald congratulated Cailey on “feeling good” about her body then gave her a warning about going down an unhealthy road. He said, “Your joints will not feel good come middle age or sooner. It’s hard on the body to have that much weight. Like drinking too much: whatever people want to do but it will be hard on the body.” The commenter even offered exercise advice saying she should strive to get a body that would let her “jumpe from rock to rock across a steam” adding that she should run if she needed to. The person also said, “We are meant to be able to do things like that with our bodies”
Bergundwald is not the only one trying to get Cailey to change her habits. User hobby2 first lauded Cailey for being , self-confident before flipping around and telling her “to be careful.” Further saying, “I don’t think you should encourage this, as it partially sends the wrong message of ‘it’s ok to eat crap and not care about your health.’
Hobby2 went on to say tht although she doesn’t know Cailey’s health status, she could be sending a message to other bigger people that it is “ok to be fat and not worry about health issues, especially if it’s a life or death situation.”
There were plenty of other people who did not like Cailey’s post. They don’t think a full-figured woman should be praised because she likes her body. One of the trolls actually asked Cailey why she would place herself “in the line of fire” saying she was “asking for trouble” by posting her swimwear photos.
Cailey responded to the hater by saying, “Yeah, how dare a fat person think they can wear a swimsuit without death threats.” Cailey did try her best to defend herself against the barrage of hate comments.
One of the more hateful comments came from arabiangraci who wrote: Look at your legs you can’t even stand up straight that’s because your legs cannot handle the weight #SMH [sic].
Aside from being criticized for her pictures, the haters also had an opinion on how Cailey defended herself by responding to her critics. User albertdesobar wrote “I can see that you are a spiteful and hateful woman. Body positivity is an amazing thing, but what you’ve done is horrendous and only breeds the gluttony and sloth like behavior that so many youth today have succumb to.”
Cailey replied to alberdesobar by saying sarcastically that she is “spiteful and hateful” for responding and getting back at the “literal thousands of abusive comments and death threats.”
“I am hateful,” she wrote. “I literally hate you. I hate anyone who gives me unsolicited health advice based on my body size.”
All we have to say here is go, Cailey. You can post whatever you want on your Instagram page. You can always block those hateful people spreading negativity. It is your platform to post whatever you wish, and it’s great you are not bothered by the comments.