They are the same people who buy your products- Neomi
Socialite cum business woman Huddah Monroe has landed in trouble with a number of celebrities after attacking American singer Lizzo over her plus-size body.
On Tuesday, Lizzo posted a number of nude photos on Instagram, prompting Ms Monroe to react calling her fat, adding that she was a whole elephant.
Huddah’s mean comment on plus-size women angered a number of celebrities, among them Neomi Ng’ang’a, who said no human being is perfect and people can express their opinion without insulting others.
Appreciate each other
“DID I HEAR SOMEONE CALL HER ELEPHANT??? ##God knows why we human beings do not have it all. I reckon it’s so we can compliment, complete and appreciate each other. None of us is close to perfect. However it is very sad when God gives you a sane mind and opportunities to use your brain wisely for the benefit of yourself and others and you choose to be ourightly silly and thoughtless. Don’t you have a more acceptable and civil way of expressing or sharing your opinions without insulting? You claim to empower youth, are you now going to filter by size? Is this your best shot at serving a solution to a problem you seem to have ‘elephantised’? #EVERYWOMANISAWOMANPERIOD!! SKINNY OR PHAT ! All women in their own capacity are Magical ..they are strong ..they have beautiful stories!” reads Neomi’s post.
The style by Neomi CEO, went on to remind Ms Monroe that the people (plus size women) she is busy insulting are among those who buy her products and therefore she should trade carefully with her words.
Health is beyond Size
“They have broken boundaries!! They have achieved beyond their size!! ~ ~SHOULD THIS FAT WOMEN STOP BUYING YOUR PRODUCTS??? JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE FAT?? ~ ~Health is BEYOND SIZE !! You got the attention you clearly are so desperate to get. I hope you are sleeping better at night. Piece of advice!! While promoting your brand try get yourself some basic knowledge…invest in humanity and self-awareness. Try be more selfless and remember a wise woman is careful with her words. Mhhm! I guess we all know what that makes you! If you know !! YOU KNOW #STOPBODYSHAMING #RESPECTWOMEN #cyberbullyingawarness #teamcurvykenya #plusizeblogger #bodypositivity” shared Neomi Ng’ang’a.
Neomi’s sentiments we echoed by other public figures among them Catherine Kamau, Teacher Wajiku, Amina Abdi Rabar, among others.
In her defense Huddah said “LMFAO! Not someone . HUDDAH . I asked a simple question why is it ok to shame skinny women and glorify phat , FAT and call it curvy . Plump or thick when its FAT! Elephant size , gazelle sizr , lioness size . All are beautiful . But lets not glorify others and downplay others coz we think its ok. Lets promote a healthy lifestyle”
Celebrities react to Huddah’s post
“It’s unacceptable Neomi. I completely agree. More love, less hate”
“No one should have opinions on people’s bodies unless you are their doctor! Period”
“It so sad , what does it cost you to be kind ! When God gives you such a platform you find kinder ways to address issues , you can talk about obesity without being offensive, many women are struggling with body image issues whether overweight or underweight , the least we can do is make them feel worse about themselves. One another thing God has a way of HUMBLING every human being , @huddahthebosschick I hope you realise how deep that post hurt most women that have fully supported you and your brand . And it’s okay it’s not a must they support you , but it doesn’t hurt to be kind ! People are out here going through shit!”
“Don’t mind them..they survive on editing and photoshop to fake perfection and when they see a woman embracing her beauty every comfortable in her skin or size …they are their own enemy”
“I honestly do feel in this day and age, people should be let to decide what to do with their bodies, let us learn how to use kind words when expressing an opinion, knowledge is power, ignorance is a disease! Let us use our platform to inspire and encourage, My fitness journey is not yours, if you are comfortable in your own skin, who am i to say otherwise, na muwachane na kihara yangu”