Here’s How Model Iskra Lawrence Perfectly Shut Down Body-Shamers

Plus-size model Iskra Lawrence has become an advocate for body positivity, as her gig as an ambassador for the National Eating Disorder Association, the face of #AerieREAL, and managing editor of fashion website Runway Riot attest. She's spoken openly about her own journey and the struggles she's faced as a working model in the industry. So, of course, there are people on social media trying to bring her down. Too bad for them: Lawrence isn't staying quiet about it.
This week, the British model got the final word in against one particular body-shaming hater on Instagram. When a commenter called Lawrence a "fat cow" and implied that "people like her eating too many bags of crisps" promotes obesity, she responded by staging an impromptu photo shoot starring herself — lingerie-clad and surrounded by bags of chips. "This is for anyone who has ever been called fat," she captioned the image. "Opinions are like arseholes — everyone's got one."
In case the message didn't come across explicitly enough, Lawrence posted a slow-mo video of herself enjoying some chips (and punctuating her snacking by tossing up her middle finger). "I do not condone binge-eating. I eat whatever I want in moderation," she wrote. "I will eat crisps, but I'll also make healthy, home-cooked meals and work out regularly." She then succinctly summed up the empowering takeaway: "Who gives a F what anyone else thinks of you? YOU are the only one who decides your self worth."

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