A Louisiana woman is challenging the prevailing norm that obese women are not sexy, racking up hundreds of thousands of “likes” on TikTok for asserting that she is “fat and hot.”
Calling herself “Bubbles,” the 24-year-old has posed in a bra and unbuttoned blouse to declaim on her beauty, as The New York Post reported.
— New York Post (@nypost) October 25, 2022
“Daily reminder: you can be fat AND hot,” the woman captioned one video .
Other comments Bubbles has offered include, “Stop letting the opinions of other people hold you back babe” and “I love when fat women dress how they want.”
The idea of what a beautiful woman looks like has undergone numerous vicissitudes throughout time; most recently best-selling author and psychologist Jordan Peterson, who was attacked by some people for stating candidly of a plus-sized model on the cover of the 2022 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, “Sorry. Not beautiful,” humorously saluted the traditional idea of beauty in May.
Maxim named professional golfer Paige Spiranac, who boasts 3.3 million Instagram followers and more than 10 million across all social channels, as the “World’s Sexiest Woman” and featured her on the cover of its July/August issue.
Peterson simply acknowledged, “Ok. She might be beautiful,” with a smiling emoji.
Ok. She might be beautiful 🙂 https://t.co/bz84d0uNti
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) June 16, 2022
Peterson commented on Twitter after his post regarding plus-sized model Yumi Nu, which he said had generated hostility on social media. He had tweeted, “Sorry. Not beautiful. And no amount of authoritarian tolerance is going to change that.”
Sorry. Not beautiful. And no amount of authoritarian tolerance is going to change that. https://t.co/rOASeeQvee
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) May 16, 2022
Peterson acknowledged the hostility that the tweet engendered from some quarters.
“The endless flood of vicious insult is really not something that can be experienced anywhere else,” Peterson wrote. “I like to follow the people I know but I think the incentive structure of the platform makes it intrinsically and dangerously insane.”
“So I told my staff to change my password, to keep me from temptation, and am departing once again,” he added. “If I have something to say I’ll write an article or make a video. If the issue is not important enough to justify that then perhaps it would be best to just let it go.”
“And I plan to write an article on the technical reasons that Twitter is maddening us all very soon. Bye for now,” he concluded.