Let's talk about double standards.
Body-positive vlogger Gracie Victory recently posted two photos side-by-side with the comments for each. One photo features a thin woman scarfing down multiple burgers and fries. Various commenters cheered her on, calling her a "hero" and "wife material," with one commenter even saying that she's "everything I want to be."
The other photo features a young plus-size girl proclaiming her excitement about being brave enough to wear a swimsuit in public for the first time. The comments are anything but congratulatory: "It's her fault being fat," for example, and telling the girl that "she should be ashamed."
On the one hand, it's totally OK for a straight-size girl to enjoy a huge burger and fries, while it's totally not OK for a girl who happens to be plus-size to wear a bikini and go to the beach.
Makes total sense, right?
Unfortunately, we've been fetishizing straight-size women and food for, well, ever. The Instagram @YouDidNotEatThat literally poked fun of the bloggers (nearly all of whom were thin, white women) pretending to devour various sweet treats and pizza. Instagram @GirlsWithGluten worships influencers who take pictures with gluten-laden treats (think burgers, pretzels, and cakes), but only features skinny women.
In short, you'd be hard-pressed to find a photo of a plus-size woman (or even a woman who isn't a size two) eating a fast food item anywhere on the internet without being one of two things: fetishized or ridiculed.
In short, thin privilege = not cool, but very real.
In case you didn't know, it's totally OK to eat whatever you want, regardless of whether you're a straight-size, a plus-size, or anything in-between. It's also OK to wear a bathing suit and go to the beach, regardless of what size you are. Commenters are not entitled to police you and what you choose to do with your body.