Handling a backhanded compliment is complicated. Someone may seem to have good intentions, but the way they praise you may make you feel worse than before. But rather than letting a shady compliment hurt her feelings, a top blogger proved it wouldn't get the best of her.
Blogger Mama Cax shared an Instagram post describing how a male TSA agent told her she was "still beautiful" even though she has "one leg" — and how she made sure that type of comment didn't go unchecked.
"[T]hat's not a compliment!...[T]hat's like saying 'even though you're [B]lack I still think you're beautiful,'" she told the TSA agent.
YES. Cāx's beauty is not dependent upon whether or not she has a leg, which she effortlessly let that confused man know.
Plus, Cāx is kind of a big deal, and regularly breaks society's definitions of beauty in her work. She's modeled in a White House Fashion Show, has been featured in an ASOS video campaign, and appeared in Glamour. Oh, AND she's a motivational speaker with a masters degree in International Relations.
"You're beautiful, PERIOD," a user commented.