It’s extremely unfortunate that in a world where so much negativity already exists, there will always be body-shamers lurking throughout the internet. However, for every one judgmental individual, there are hundreds of supportive people who will combat this superficial hate—just as we saw yesterday with the responses to Ariel Winter’s powerful social media rant.
Recently, another beautiful woman became the subject of a cruel internet meme intended to shame her for her body type on Twitter. But her fierce response was so incredible the internet is applauding.
Lesego Legobane aka @ThickLeeyonce is a body positive blogger out of South Africa and an all around stunning individual.
Slay girl, slay!
Recently, a popular South African Twitter user Leyton Mokgerepi used a photo of Legobane in a body-shaming “versus” meme.
The tweet reads; “Girls that I like vs Girls that like me.”
Legobane discovered the heinous tweet after someone tagged her and she decided it warranted a fierce response.
“He had to know his place,” Legobane told BuzzFeed News. “So I decided to reply because I felt he was being rude,” she said.
After discovering the tweet, the body-positive model shut Mokgerepi down in the best possible way.
“I don’t like you,” she wrote.
You tell ’em girl!
It wasn’t long before the internet began rallying behind her.
People are even nominating the clap back for a major award.
And many users are dragging the crap out of Mokgerepi for making such a shameful meme.
Shortly after, Mokgerepi tweeted again—this time dubbing Legobane “Girlfriend Goals.”
Too little too late, sir.
And Twitter was not here for it.
Even the girl on the left side of the meme condemned Mokgerepi for his cruelty.
Legobane was overwhelmed by the amount of support and love she received.
“It means a lot to me that I can change someone’s perception about their physical appearance by loving my own,” Legobane told BuzzFeed News. “I hate it when men think that fat girls are desperate and that we like every other guy ’cause ‘we don’t have options,'” she said. “It’s utter nonsense.”
“I can be fat and still be out of your league.”
Safe to say, Mokgerepi has learned his lesson.
Thank you, Legobane, for reminding us that harsh words only have the power you give them.