Sunday, March 2, 2014

Internet Trolls Calls Her 'Fat' And Her Response Is ... She Totally Owns It

Now THIS is how you deal with Internet trolls.  

Watch the 3-minute video below. Jump to :48 to find out her secret and to 2:36 to watch her totally own it.


Meghan Tonjes: So today is a very important blog because I, as of recent, have been getting some old school YouTube fat hate. [Music] [Sings lyrics from Aaliyah And Timbaland's "Try Again"] I don't even know how to respond to it anymore because I'm like, 'Oh, oh! This still exists?' Many of you know that I created project Life Size because I used to get a significant amount of hate when I was like 19 or 20 and I was first starting out on YouTube. And as someone who has been through her fair share of dealing with body issues and being made to feel less than. And growing into a person who doesn't hate themselves or think that they are not deserving of love or respect. I wanted to create a place where we could discuss actual issues. And also, I wanted to feel a little less alone in the world - know that there were other people in the world who also didn't completely hate themselves because of the size of their body.

I'm going to let you in on a little secret, I'm fat. I know, it's pretty crazy. I'm not skinny. I'm not a skinny girl. I'm a big girl. I have a big butt. Just because when I'm filming videos doesn't mean I'm hiding this, it just means it's more convenient for you to see my face instead of me just filming this all the time. I'm a fat girl. I'm a tall girl. I'm from Michigan. I have boobs! I have bad eyesight. That's why I wear glasses. These are all things you know from watching my videos. I'm not ashamed of any of them. I'm not offended by your calling me fat. I am fat. That is a fact. I'm fat. It's OK. We're still here. It's OK. I'm technically obese though I was morbidly obese last year.

After adopting a whole foods diet, I've lost over 60 pounds. Though when you try to link my being fat with my being unhealthy, you should know that is not the case. I think it's important to remember that the word 'fat' is not in itself hurtful. It's all the things you attach to the word 'fat.' Call me lazy. Call me unmotivated. Call me ugly. Call my sloppy. Call me unhygienic. Call me all these other things that people associate with fat - that is not true. You never know where someone is in their journey with their weight and you never know how someone feels about themselves. I look at all things that I've accomplished when people told me I couldn't do it because of the way I look. And all I can say to you trying to tear that down is, 'F- [bleep] you.'

Why does it hurt you, if I don't hate myself? My body is a good body. My body is a strong body. It's one that I take pretty good care of. Don't act like you know any different. You're not going to tell me who I am. You're not going to do it. This person also wanted to point out that I live at home. I'm actually at home because my grandma was in a coma. So I was visiting family. So thank you for that. So in summation, fat, awesome. Neither of those things necessarily make the other one true or negate the other one. Suck it, haters!
There may be small errors in this transcript.
About: Original by Meghan Tonjes, singer/songwriter and creator of Project Lifesize. Follow her on Twitter.