As most of us know, size and athletic ability are not directly correlated. Many of the world's most athletic people also happen to be plus-sized: There's Jessamyn Stanley, Sarah Robles, Amanda LaCount, and many more badass babes who prove curves can kill it at the gym just like straight-size bodies can.
Despite the fact that bodies of all shapes and sizes like to go hard at the gym sometimes, there are so few plus-size clothes out there. So when blogger Callie Thorpe was recruited by Nike to rep its plus-size line — one of the few inclusive athleticwear labels out there — Thorpe was bombarded with brutal comments demanding to know why the plus-size blogger was even included.
Thorpe's fans applauded her clap back.
Many also emphasized that size has nothing to do with athletic ability or fitness level. PREACH.
Thorpe's post also perfectly illustrates the juxtaposition between trolls telling plus-size people to work out, yet shaming them when they do.
How about just letting people — regardless of body size or shape — do whatever the hell they want to do? All bodies are beautiful bodies, and there's never any need to shame someone for wanting to work out (or for not wanting to, either).