Magazine editor gets called out for fat-shaming: ‘Why are you using 3 fat and out of shape women for your models?’

An employee of an L.A.-based magazine body-shames women in tanning ad. (Photo: Royal Society Tanning)

Curvy model Amelia Stubbs is speaking out after being reportedly fat-shamed by an L.A.-based magazine editor, who told an Australian tanning company to “stop spamming her” with their advertisement because it had featured Stubbs and two other plus-size women.

Jaide Hopwood of Royal Society Tanning tells Yahoo Lifestyle that she typically sends new followers a discount code and link to the company’s website via Instagram direct message. However, in the many times she’s done so, she’s never received a response like this.

“Why are you using three fat and out of shape women for your models?” an employee from L.A.’s the Place magazine responded to Hopwood’s message. “Please stop spamming me.”

After reading the harsh words, Hopwood decided not to act impulsively, but instead, waited to share it with Stubbs to get her opinion on how to handle it. “She was as outraged as I was, and suggested we post it to bring light to this issue,” Hopwood explains. Moments later, a screenshot of the direct message appeared on Stubbs’s page with a message against body-shaming.


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