Plus-size model shut down an ignorant man on Twitter and it's gaining the attention of Twitter users everywhere, including some famous celebrities!
In today’s digital age, if someone posts something about someone else, that person will find it! And that’s exactly what happened when a man from South Africa made his own ‘meme’. This ‘meme’ was about the kind of girl he could date, but it was basically him body-shaming women, by comparing a thinner model next to a plus-size blogger.
And the clapback was real!
It all started with a man who posted this meme on his Twitter account. He revealed his judgmental opinions when it comes to women and dating by saying: “Girls that I like vs Girls that like me,” with side-by-side photos of women, one traditional model-type woman and one plus-size woman…
Girls that I like vs Girls that like me pic.twitter.com/3TDfKVs7bo— Leyton Mokgerepi (@imleyton) September 19, 2017
Well, the woman that would allegedly “like him” does not! In fact, she outright said as much in response to his Tweet.
Her full name is Lesego Legobane, but she goes by Lee. She can also be found under the username @ThickLeeyonce on Twitter and Instagram. She’s a blogger and photographer, and according to her Instagram, she’s also from South Africa. In addition to being a plus-size blogger, she’s a body positivity activist, and the co-owner of the South African clothing brand LeeBex.
Lee told Buzzfeed that the only reason why she found out that this disrespectful tweet existed, was because a friend of hers tagged her in it.
“He had to know his place.”
So Lee decided to simply put it this way to him: “I don’t like you.”
I don't like you https://t.co/91TJ5xypV8— thickleeyonce🌻 (@ThickLeeyonce) September 19, 2017
Even the other model in the photo found the meme insulting!
As if the world needed another example of an obnoxious ass' 🙄 https://t.co/77WA0OFGfs— Joëlle Kayembe Hagen (@j4joelle) September 20, 2017
Lee took to her Instagram to go into further details about the message she wanted to send, regarding what happened.
“I hate it when men think that fat girls are desperate and that we like every other guy cos ‘we don’t have options,’ first of all, check yourself.”
Lee’s tweet has become one of the most iconic clapbacks Twitter has seen in quite some time. It has even gained the attention of celebrities such as Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and more!
But not only have some major celebrities applauded her for her tweet, thousands of other Twitter users reacted to this Internet troll clapback.
September 20, 2017
The holy spirit is in the house… pic.twitter.com/WyCfSdsyb0— Aldrin Sampear (@AldrinSampear) September 19, 2017
BOOM. #yasqween pic.twitter.com/GoRFaMrEC5— Miss Emily Anarchy, Level 47 Social Justice Rogue (@MsEmilyAnarchy) September 19, 2017
This actually gets even better!
The guy ‘changed his mind’ and posted this photo (of just Lee) saying: “Girlfriend Goals.” What the actual….?
If this was an attempt at an apology, it’s unacceptable at this point! Too little too late, buddy.
But hey, little does that guy know, his big mistake is only furthering Lee’s future and her career.
Other male prospects and even some American TV shows are reaching out to the South African beauty and Lee’s reaction to it all is priceless!
It's raining foreign men in my DMs! Surely this is Christmas in September 🔥🙆🏾🔥— thickleeyonce🌻 (@ThickLeeyonce) September 20, 2017
I've been on Skype all morning doing interviews for American tv … I'm so so tired. Fame is tiring 😂 pic.twitter.com/qH4tQnb4Nk— thickleeyonce🌻 (@ThickLeeyonce) September 20, 2017
Lee, we applaud you too!
People like him need to be off of the Internet…forever. But props to Lee for standing up for herself and handling this situation with pure class.
We wish the best for you and your future success!