Tess Holliday Boycotts Uber After Being Fat-Shamed
Tess Holiday won’t be taking an Uber anytime soon!
The plus-sized supermodel is boycotting the service after a driver body-shamed her, saying she was unhealthy because of her size. The driver also asked her about her cholesterol during the ride. The 31-year-old recorded a video of the encounter and shared it on Instagram. Watch it below:
Hey @uber I don’t pay more to use your “black car” service to be told that there’s no way I could possibly be healthy because I’m fat & then questioning it. No one should have to tolerate this at any level of the services you offer. I’m fat. I also have a fat wallet & will no longer be using your services. Ever. Also after I told him I was healthy he turned the radio off & changed the subject. #putmymoneywheremymouthis #uberdriver #uber Edited to add: saying my driver is fat was obviously being used as a descriptor & not to insult him. Also I did not show his face or use his name when filming, it was to be able to show what I deal with daily & why this behavior is unacceptable from anyone.
Tess, who is a size 22, has been a longtime advocate against fat-shamers, creating the hashtag #EffYourBeautyStandards, encouraging others to celebrate their bodies no matter the size or shape.
A spokesperson for Uber told The Independent, “We expect all riders and drivers to treat each other with respect as laid out in our Community Guidelines.”