People who argue that a woman’s marriage is unsuitable for her due to her physical type have come under fire from the woman in question. Last year, TikTok star Kate and her husband Matthew opened a joint account on the app. To their 12,700-strong following, the pair frequently posts adorable movies and updates in an effort to commemorate their lives as newlyweds.
However, when people started criticizing Kate’s appearance in the comments, she reacted strongly.
In a recent video, Alicia criticized the responses to one of her videos as being especially unsatisfactory. The scene in question began with her and Scott wrapped in towels and ended with them looking groomed and prepared for a formal occasion.
Despite the fact that the video received over 43 million views, Alicia realized that much of the attention it was getting came from those who were startled to learn that she and Scott were dating.
She called out viewers whose initial reaction had been to wonder why someone who was physically healthy would be with someone who was seen to be “fat” by society in a follow-up TikTok.
“The world looks at us and immediately values Scott more than me. And since we don’t add up, people try to add things to my side of the equation to make it make sense by saying things like, ‘Oh, she must not have been fat when they met’ or ‘Oh, she’s got to be rich,'” she said in the clip.
“Or they try to decrease his side of the equation by saying things like, ‘He must be gay’ or ‘He fetishes fat women,'” Alicia continued.
“We’ve been made to believe that somebody who is physically fit like Scott could never in a million years be in love with or compatible with a fat woman. And that’s solely because the world has literally taught us that we have to value our worth on our bodies,” she added.
“On the scale of what my husband values, how well my body fits into the beauty standard is not at the top of his list. He values my humor and my commitment and my love and my caring heart — and none of these things he values about me changes when my body changes,” Alicia explained.
She ended the video by saying that it is our responsibility to “unlearn” the damaging ideas society has taught us.
“If this is the way you think, it’s the way you’ve been taught. However, it is your responsibility to unlearn it,” she told her followers.