Matthews' followers were supportive of her honesty.
"You are amazing!!!. In a world where everyone is always trying to project that they are “perfect” you are a breath of fresh air. Thanks for keeping it real."
"I think you are gorgeous in any size!! I need this inspiration, as I am unhappy with my body.. I always feel like I need to be thinner no matter what and won’t listen to people when they tell me otherwise .. it’s all In my head, I’ve never actually been bullied or told I was fat I’ve done it to myself ...To have someone I look up to think this isn’t desirable makes me feel a tad better !! Thank you for your honesty some of us girls really need it."