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Plus-Size Bikini-Wearing Blogger Slams Fat Shamers In The Best Way Ever

Loey Lane, a plus-size video blogger, took to her YouTube channel to call out fat-shamers after she received hate for being proud to wear bikinis. 

The 22-year-old has a large following on her YouTube and Instagram pages, and posted the tongue-in-cheek video entitled "Why fat girls shouldn't wear bikinis".

She said the issue has come up a lot recently, and wanted to address her 347,000 followers and also her critics.

"The first thing I'm told a lot is that bikinis do not look good on bigger girls," she said. 

"I'm gonna have to disagree."

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She reminds her viewers that beauty is subjective, and that just because some people might not find something attractive doesn't mean another won't.

"The second thing I'm told is that it makes people uncomfortable... seeing this much skin on a bigger woman makes someone else uncomfortable," she noted.

She said it seems a bit unreasonable that only fat women showing skin makes people uncomfortable.

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"Other body types are not told this," she said.

"Thin women are not told to stop wearing whatever they're wearing because it makes someone else uncomfortable. So I'm gonna call bull on that.

"The third [objection] is that we are promoting obesity. So someone who's plus-size, fat, curvy - whatever you want to call it - if they are in less clothing, we are promoting obesity.

"Anyone who is fat and not completely miserable is promoting obesity, by the way," she added sarcastically.

She finishes her rant with the realisation that none of the excuses are valid.

"So does that mean we get to continue wearing what we want?"

Photos: Instagram & YouTube

H/T Daily Mail

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