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Tess Holliday Boycotts Uber After Driver Body Shames Her


Plus-size model Tess Holliday has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to body-shaming. Recently the mom of two said she's boycotting Uber after a driver questioned whether she was healthy because of her size. And she got it on tape.

The 31-year-old blasted the driver on Instagram after showing a short clip of him asking her about her cholesterol. 

"My cholesterol is fine, I'm perfect," Holliday can be heard telling the driver in the video. "I'm healthy." In the caption, Holliday explains that the incident was so insulting that she won't be using Uber's services again—ever.

"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 said. "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," she continued. "#putmymoneywheremymouthis."

Holliday received some backlash for using the word 'fat' to describe her driver, then clarified: "Saying my driver is fat was obviously being used as a descriptor & not to insult him," she wrote. "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."

Uber has since responded to the incident, telling Mashable, "We expect all riders and drivers to treat each other with respect as laid out in our Community Guidelines."


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