Plus-Sized Model Tess Holliday Just Got Fat-Shamed By An Uber Driver—Watch The Video

Plus-Sized Model Tess Holliday Just Got Fat-Shamed By An Uber Driver—Watch The Video
Plus-Sized Model Tess Holliday Just Got Fat-Shamed By An Uber Driver—Watch The Video

Now she says she’ll boycott the company.

By Korin Miller April 20, 2017
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When you take an Uber, you expect to grab a quick and uneventful ride, and then go about your life. What you don’t expect is to have your weight and analyzed by your driver.

Unfortunately, that’s what happened to model Tess Holliday, and she’s not okay with it. Tess says in a new

post that she was recently fat-shamed by an Uber driver who quizzed her on her health. She included a video of her exchange with the driver, in which he asks her about her cholesterol (she says it’s “fine and perfect”).

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“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,” she captioned the video. “"No one should have to tolerate this at any level of the services you offer.”

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She added that she plans to stop using the ride-hailing app. “I'm fat. I also have a fat wallet & will no longer be using your services. Ever."

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Tess says she shot the video to show that she deals with this daily and “why this behavior is unacceptable from anyone.” She added text over the video saying, “My driver who is fat is questioning if I’m healthy,” which some fans took offense to. She later addressed that by saying, “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.”

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Despite the criticism she faces, Tess is vocally body positive. During her last pregnancy, she posted a belly shot on Instagram with the caption, “Every time I look at my tummy, I'm reminded at how amazing my body is. Even though I've had a baby before, I didn't love myself entirely.. So now every kick, every pain, is incredible to me.” Tess has also been open about struggling to be body positive after giving birth. She shared a tearful selfie on

This is the reality of being a mom. I've been up since 3 am, & every time I get Bowie to sleep & try to lay him down, he wakes up. He is teething & has no clue I have to work today, & most days I can work 15 hour days, take care of both boys & put some lipstick on & deal with it. Most days I drink my coffee & smile at every little thing he does thinking it's the best thing in the world, but not today. I've been crying for nearly two hours, & I'm crying as I write this. I've reached my limit, exceeded it to be honest. My confidence has taken a blow with this birth & it wasn't until this morning I realized why. The pressure of "looking good" for a living is too much today. When your face is breaking out from the hormones of breastfeeding + total exhaustion from lack of sleep, bags under your eyes, patchy red skin & to top it off no energy to work out or leave my bed.. how do you do it? How do you feel confident in your skin & feel like you aren't letting the client down by showing up exhausted & disheveled? Yes, I chose a career based on my looks & I'm the first one to say that beauty isn't what should drive you, it's certainly not what motivates me. As a working mom in an industry that's as critical as mine, where is the line? The balance? The compassion? Is any career understanding when you show up at negative 10% because your kids wouldn't let you sleep & you want to hide under your covers & cry? Not many. I hope one day that changes & society views mothers as the flawed human beings we are that are just trying to keep our shit together like everyone else. #effyourbeautystandards #workingmoms #disruptperfectmomsyndrome

A post shared by T E S S 🔥 (@tessholliday) on

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This is the reality of being a mom. I've been up since 3 am, & every time I get Bowie to sleep & try to lay him down, he wakes up. He is teething & has no clue I have to work today, & most days I can work 15 hour days, take care of both boys & put some lipstick on & deal with it. Most days I drink my coffee & smile at every little thing he does thinking it's the best thing in the world, but not today. I've been crying for nearly two hours, & I'm crying as I write this. I've reached my limit, exceeded it to be honest. My confidence has taken a blow with this birth & it wasn't until this morning I realized why. The pressure of "looking good" for a living is too much today. When your face is breaking out from the hormones of breastfeeding + total exhaustion from lack of sleep, bags under your eyes, patchy red skin & to top it off no energy to work out or leave my bed.. how do you do it? How do you feel confident in your skin & feel like you aren't letting the client down by showing up exhausted & disheveled? Yes, I chose a career based on my looks & I'm the first one to say that beauty isn't what should drive you, it's certainly not what motivates me. As a working mom in an industry that's as critical as mine, where is the line? The balance? The compassion? Is any career understanding when you show up at negative 10% because your kids wouldn't let you sleep & you want to hide under your covers & cry? Not many. I hope one day that changes & society views mothers as the flawed human beings we are that are just trying to keep our shit together like everyone else. #effyourbeautystandards #workingmoms #disruptperfectmomsyndrome

A post shared by T E S S 🔥 (@tessholliday) on

" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">This is the reality of being a mom. I've been up since 3 am, & every time I get Bowie to sleep & try to lay him down, he wakes up. He is teething & has no clue I have to work today, & most days I can work 15 hour days, take care of both boys & put some lipstick on & deal with it. Most days I drink my coffee & smile at every little thing he does thinking it's the best thing in the world, but not today. I've been crying for nearly two hours, & I'm crying as I write this. I've reached my limit, exceeded it to be honest. My confidence has taken a blow with this birth & it wasn't until this morning I realized why. The pressure of "looking good" for a living is too much today. When your face is breaking out from the hormones of breastfeeding + total exhaustion from lack of sleep, bags under your eyes, patchy red skin & to top it off no energy to work out or leave my bed.. how do you do it? How do you feel confident in your skin & feel like you aren't letting the client down by showing up exhausted & disheveled? Yes, I chose a career based on my looks & I'm the first one to say that beauty isn't what should drive you, it's certainly not what motivates me. As a working mom in an industry that's as critical as mine, where is the line? The balance? The compassion? Is any career understanding when you show up at negative 10% because your kids wouldn't let you sleep & you want to hide under your covers & cry? Not many. I hope one day that changes & society views mothers as the flawed human beings we are that are just trying to keep our shit together like everyone else. #effyourbeautystandards #workingmoms #disruptperfectmomsyndrome

A post shared by T E S S 🔥 (@tessholliday) on

in February pointing out that, even though she’s a model, she has difficulty sometimes “looking good” while juggling the pressures of being a mom.

 

This is the reality of being a mom. I've been up since 3 am, & every time I get Bowie to sleep & try to lay him down, he wakes up. He is teething & has no clue I have to work today, & most days I can work 15 hour days, take care of both boys & put some lipstick on & deal with it. Most days I drink my coffee & smile at every little thing he does thinking it's the best thing in the world, but not today. I've been crying for nearly two hours, & I'm crying as I write this. I've reached my limit, exceeded it to be honest. My confidence has taken a blow with this birth & it wasn't until this morning I realized why. The pressure of "looking good" for a living is too much today. When your face is breaking out from the hormones of breastfeeding + total exhaustion from lack of sleep, bags under your eyes, patchy red skin & to top it off no energy to work out or leave my bed.. how do you do it? How do you feel confident in your skin & feel like you aren't letting the client down by showing up exhausted & disheveled? Yes, I chose a career based on my looks & I'm the first one to say that beauty isn't what should drive you, it's certainly not what motivates me. As a working mom in an industry that's as critical as mine, where is the line? The balance? The compassion? Is any career understanding when you show up at negative 10% because your kids wouldn't let you sleep & you want to hide under your covers & cry? Not many. I hope one day that changes & society views mothers as the flawed human beings we are that are just trying to keep our shit together like everyone else. #effyourbeautystandards #workingmoms #disruptperfectmomsyndrome

A post shared by T E S S 🔥 (@tessholliday) on

A post shared by Plus Model Mom Feminist (@tessholliday) on Feb 26, 2017 at 2:20pm PST

We’re guessing health queries from the general public—and Uber drivers—don’t help.

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