After a Twitter user said the “fat positivity movement” was “getting out of hand,” the model was quick to respond.
Ashley Graham is encouraging her fans to be sure of themselves.
The 35-year-old model responded on Twitter this week after a user named Sameera Khan, who calls herself a “anti-woke journalist,” posted pictures of Graham and said that she thought the “fat positivity movement is getting out of hand” in a tweet that has since been deleted, according to The Cut.
It happened soon after Graham uploaded a couple of pictures in which she was wearing a Y2K gold chainmail mini dress and making jokes about wearing a “obnoxious” amount of boob tape to keep her “girls” up.
In response to Khan’s comments, Graham posted another picture of herself wearing the same dress, but this time she gave the camera a wink.
Graham wrote, “Tweet this with a picture of you going too far with “fat positivity.” “I’ll start.”
Since then, the tweet has gotten more than 4,000 quote tweets and more than 146,000 likes. Fans from all over the world have shared pictures of themselves to join the model in the moment.
Several Twitter users then posted photos and selfies of themselves that they were proud of. Some of them talked about “backhanded messages” and their own journeys to learn to love their bodies. One Twitter user wrote, “Learn to love your body, rolls and all, because it’s the only one you have.”
Back in August, the mother of three told PEOPLE that she wants to “shake things up” in the beauty industry and that she won’t ever lie about who she is.
“There will never be a time in my life when I don’t talk about my body. There won’t be, “Graham said that. “It’s just part of who I am and what my brand stands for. Can you imagine having to talk about something every day that you think everyone should just stop talking about?”
“Hey, if I have to talk about it constantly to wake people up, to shake things up, that’s fine,” she continued. “I don’t mind, because I can do all of that with my body. Also, I love giving women power.”