Style Tess Holliday calls out fat-shaming Uber driver

17:20  21 april  2017
17:20  21 april  2017 Source:   Cosmopolitan (UK)

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When her Uber driver asked about her cholesterol levels while the model sat in the back seat of the black car she had ordered, Holliday turned on her video phone and caught the tail end of the male driver 's fat - shaming inquiry.

Plus-size model and total badass Tess Holliday is not here for anyone's fat - shaming BS. Tired of having people make assumptions about her health based on her weight, the model recently clapped back at an Uber driver who started asking prying questions about her cholesterol in the most glorious

Tess Holliday calls out her fat-shaming Uber driver © Getty Tess Holliday calls out her fat-shaming Uber driver Plus-size model and total badass Tess Holliday is not here for anyone's fat-shaming BS.

Tired of having people make assumptions about her health based on her weight, the model recently clapped back at an Uber driver who started asking prying questions about her cholesterol in the most glorious fashion. Sharing a short video of the exchange to Instagram and Snapchat on Tuesday, Tess can be heard responding, "My cholesterol is fine. I'm perfect." Just to make her point extra clear, she then added, "Yep. I'm healthy." This immediately shut him up.

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What's This? Model Tess Holliday deals with tons of comments about her size. When her Uber driver asked about her cholesterol levels while the model sat in the back seat of black car she had ordered, Holliday turned on her video phone and caught the tail end of the male driver 's fat - shaming

Plus-size model and total badass Tess Holliday is not here for anyone's fat - shaming BS. Tired of having people make assumptions about her health based on her weight, the model recently clapped back at an Uber driver who started asking prying questions about her cholesterol in the most glorious

"Hey Uber, I don't pay more to use your 'black car' service to be told that there's no way I could possibly be healthy because I'm fat and then questioning it," she captioned the video. "No one should have to tolerate this at any level of the services you offer."

"I'm fat," she continued. "I also have a fat wallet and will no longer be using your services. Ever."

To close out her post, the model also clarified that the reason she'd mentioned her driver's weight was to further prove her point that people of all sizes make these awful assumptions and presumptuous remarks, and how important it is that we all do better.

"Saying my driver is fat was obviously being used as a descriptor and not to insult him," she wrote. "Also I did not show his face or use his name when filming, it was to be able to show what I deal with daily and why this behavior is unacceptable from anyone."

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Plus-size model and total badass Tess Holliday is not here for anyone's fat - shaming BS. Tired of having people make assumptions about her health based on her weight, the model recently clapped back at an Uber driver who started asking prying questions about her cholesterol in the most glorious

Tess Holliday is a size-22 model who champions body positivity. She recently had an Uber ride, but her driver fat - shamed her, according to Holliday . " Uber did reach out , they called me yesterday out of the blue to say they were sorry and

In response, Uber said in a statement to Mashable, "We expect all riders and drivers to treat each other with respect as laid out in our Community Guidelines."

Hey @uber I don't pay more to use your "black car" service to be told that there's no way I could possibly be healthy because I'm fat & then questioning it. No one should have to tolerate this at any level of the services you offer. I'm fat. I also have a fat wallet & will no longer be using your services. Ever. Also after I told him I was healthy he turned the radio off & changed the subject. #putmymoneywheremymouthis #uberdriver #uber Edited to add: saying my driver is fat was obviously being used as a descriptor & not to insult him. Also I did not show his face or use his name when filming, it was to be able to show what I deal with daily & why this behavior is unacceptable from anyone.

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