One Instagram model has lashed back at those pesky Internet trolls with altered photos. Her idea for putting those body-shamers in their place is quite remarkable and one of the reasons she is one of the most popular body positive models on social media.
The Internet is full of trolls. It seems for every nice, kind, good-hearted person surfing the Net, there are ten who are complete jerks. Sadly, it is generally women who become targets of these mean spirited trolls. In order to prove a point, body positive Instagram model Chessie King clapped back with a video full of altered photos.
King partnered with Cybersmile, an anti-cyberbullying organization, to produce an amazing new video everyone needs to watch. It is powerful, inspirational, and most of all, a great lesson for anyone trolling the Internet.
Put your hand up if you gat the nerves to show your CURVES • for one night & one night only, we outta LDN, deep in the countryside 🌳 Half of the sky was hailing/chucking it down on us & the other half trying so hard to be sunny ☔️🌞 @thefoodmedic & polkaa dotty meee have escaped to the Cotswolds for a romantic spa getaway & it is so damn beautiful ❤️🧡💛 #wesnuggleduprightnow #havinganaffair #sorrymathewloveyou #curveswithnerves
In the video, the Instagram model starts out by sharing how happy she is with her body and shares her feelings on social media. Soon King is getting advice from trolls who think it is ok to tell her how she could improve the body she already loves. The trolls thought even though she was happy, they should tear her down by giving unsolicited advice.
Instead of getting angry or hateful, she decided to conduct a little experiment to prove trolls will be trolls no matter what. Throughout the video, King photoshops pictures of herself based on advice from those trolls and the results are horrifying.
As she continues to change her image, two things become clear. One: the trolls will keep trolling no matter what changes she makes. Two: the goal of the haters appears to simply be to make her feel bad.
Wouldn’t be in a bikini without giving you a chunk of reality 🇺🇸🌴 Just a little reminder how easy it is to change your bawwdy. We’re all guilty of trying to pose to make our bodies look the best it can & that’s okay but it’s photos like the right that help us all feel a little bit normal (I hope) ❤️🧡💛
Chessie King, who is all about spreading a positive body image on social media, had the best caption for her video. It expressed exactly who she is and the message she wants to represent to her followers.
“If we changed our body for every troll, listened to every cyber bully, we would be monsters. Whether you have 23 followers or 3 million, NO ONE should have to deal with regular hate online,” she said.
It is a message we should all take to heart, even though it is easier said than done. The world needs more positive influences like King!