Ashley Graham has been hitting the gym — but fans aren't sure how they feel about her workout obsession. 

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The plus-size model skyrocketed to fame thanks — in part — to her work as a body positive advocate. 

Graham bravely spoke out against body discrimination in the fashion industry at a time when non-sample sized models were ignored, and she has overcome great adversities both professionally and personally.

She has become a beloved figure (quite literally) in the plus-size community. So now that she's appeared to lose weight and increase her workouts, fans are worried that she's "giving in" to the Hollywood body ideal.

Earlier this week, Graham uploaded a series of workout photos and videos to her Instagram.

Ashley Graham losing weight
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"Getting ready for Cirque du Soleil auditions," Graham joked in her caption.

Based on the influx of exercise posts, it's evident that working out has become a major part of Graham's daily routine.

Shenanigans with @kirkmyersfitness

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The model hits the gym nearly every day, documenting her workouts on Instagram stories. 

Many fans have applauded Graham for maintaining a healthy lifestyle...

Ashley Graham working out
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... but others claim they're worried Graham stepped up her workouts for the wrong reasons.

Ashley Graham working out
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Critical fans believe Graham has been "changed by the fame" and is now trying to lose the curves that made her famous.

Ashley Graham working out losing weight sell out
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They think her changing figure is supposedly "hurting" the body positive movement.

Ashley Graham working out losing weight
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Unfortunately, this isn't the first time Graham has been accused of "abandoning" plus-size women.

Ashley Graham weight loss
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Last July, Graham received a slew of hateful messages after posting the photo above. 

Her followers blasted her alleged weight loss, insisting that Graham could no longer represent the plus-size community.

But Graham had the perfect response for her body-shamers.

"People come on my page and body shame me because I'm too big, because I'm too small, because I'm not good enough for their standards," Graham wrote on Instagram. 

"But at the end of the day, I'm good enough for me."


"Angles will make anyone look bigger or smaller and I just happen to know mine," she added.

Most of her followers agree — Graham isn't trying to change herself to fit any ridiculous standards; she's simply proving fitness has no size requirement.

Ashley Graham losing weight
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"Love the example you set!" one follower commented on Instagram. "Fitness has no size requirement."

"Fitness doesn't mean you're trying to lose weight."

"Believe it or not, some women enjoy their curves just the way they are!"

Graham's workout routine doesn't change her mission for body acceptance.

Ashley Graham
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If a plus-size woman doesn't work out, she's called "fat and lazy." If a plus-size woman hits the gym, she's suddenly a "sell-out" who hates her body.

This type of mentality puts women in a lose-lose situation — and it's this type of problematic outlook that Graham is working hard to change.

Keep going, Graham!

The plus-size community needs to remember that acceptance has to be mutual for the body pos movement to work. If Graham wants to work out, she's allowed to work out.