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Tess Holliday Has A Few Things To Say About Robbie Tripp's 'Curvy Wife' Tribute

by Pascale Day ,
Tess Holliday Has A Few Things To Say About Robbie Tripp's 'Curvy Wife' Tribute

Robbie Tripp's Instagram pic dedicated to his 'curvy wife' made the Internet hella mad mostly because of the congratulatory nature of the post, namely the bit where he brings up being "teased by my friends for my attraction to girls on the thicker side". Poor Robbie, you guys! But the people of Twitter came for Robbie and came for him fast - particularly plus-size model Tess Holliday.

Remember Robbie Tripp? He's that guy who wrote a lengthy Instagram ode to his "curvy wife" in which he stated that feminism has taught him not to be ashamed of fancying curvy women.

Poor Robbie also said that he was teased as a young'un for fancying thicker women, but after educating himself he realised that it was acceptable, socially or not, to like larger ladies. Good job, Robbie!

We can all appreciate that this was a seemingly well-meaning post to show appreciation to his fashion-blogger wife, Sarah Tripp but it was a terribly misguided post which got the web all riled up, sparking some great debates and even greater burns:

But then the Internet welcomed Tess Holliday into the ring, ready to take names and kick some self-congratulating ass. If you don't know Tess, she's kind of a big deal. Not only is she a successful plus-sized model, but she's also an advocate for plus-size ladies, for whom she runs the #EffYourBeautyStandards campaign.

"This is so real. Stop giving men trophies for doing the bare minimum," Tess wrote in an Instagram post about the story, which shows a screenshot of a tweet noting that a huge chasm between men saying they like curvy women and curvy women saying they like themselves. "Also I'm not here for someone who says transphobic things."

The second part of Tess' post refers to a tweet Tripp posted in 2015, referring to Caitlyn Jenner coming out as transgender. "Born a Bruce, always a Bruce," wrote Tripp. Sounds like a real cool guy.

What do you think of Tess's clap back? Let us know @soFeminineUK

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