Miley Cyrus is being dragged by the internet because it's Wednesday. Oftentimes, she deserves to be roasted for her shenanigans, but this time it's literally for the sickest reason ever. And by sick, I do mean disgusting and truly inhumane.
Apparently, a ton of Cyrus' fans are pissed off about her including a plus-size woman in the music video for her new song called "Mother's Daughter." The singer posted a teaser photo from the video of the plus-size woman lounging in a chair and the comments were beyond brutal.
Another person questioned why plus-size people should even be respected.
"Here’s the thing. They ask to be respected yet they don’t respect their own bodies. Riddle me that," the critic wrote.
Wow. The fatphobia is so strong and disgusting. What we are not going to do is decide that a person is not worthy of basic respect and human kindness just because they are considered fat. That's what we're not going to promote. This thinking is terrible and honestly dangerous. No one should ever subject a plus-size person to comments like this. You deserve respect no matter what size you are, and you deserve to DEMAND it.
Meanwhile, another critic decided to just drop some statistics about obesity and how much plus-size people are "costing" the world. Yuck.
"Obesity is one of the biggest drivers of preventable chronic diseases and healthcare costs in the United States," the person commented. "Currently, estimates for these costs range from $147 billion to nearly $210 billion per year.1 In addition, obesity is associated with job absenteeism, costing approximately $4.3 billion annually and with lower productivity while at work, costing employers $506 per obese worker per year."
Sigh. Why is our world so TRASH?!
Thankfully, there were a few people who offered a rebuttal to the ignorant fat-shaming statements made against the model.
The person pointed out that being skinny is not a measure of health.
"JUST BECAUSE [SOMEONE] ISNT A SIZE TWO DOESNT MEAN THEY AREN'T HEALTHY," someone iterated. "Being healthy means you take care of you[r] mental health, do things that make your body feel good, [and] have a somewhat balanced diet. Being 'healthy' isn't being skinny."
Another supporter urged everyone to show love and kindness to people no matter their size.
"Why can’t we just appreciate people for who they are? How does someone’s appearance tell us if they’re a good person? At the end of the day, everyone deserves to feel happy and loved," she wrote.
Amen to that. At the end of the day, shaming a person for how they look is what's really unhealthy. That's not empowering or uplifting — it's bullying.
Plus-size people deserve respect, visibility, love, kindness, and everything else good. That's just that.