Whitney Way Thore doesn’t want anyone commenting on her weight loss or lack of.
The star of “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” recently posted a picture of herself on Instagram where people started to congratulate her on her weight loss, even though Thore never said she did.
In an additional post, Thore filmed herself, asking for her fans not to look at her as a “weight loss inspiration.”
“I’ve been reading my comments, and a large majority of them are people congratulating me for losing some amount of weight that you have perceived that I have lost, but I guarantee you that I’m still fat as s**t, and this hasn’t changed from day 1,” she said. “I’m just not out here to be anybody’s weight loss inspiration.”
Thore then added that people should find a role model who maintains a healthy body image.
“If you’re inclined to be inspired by me I appreciate that, I see you, but I’m just a complex human being focusing on a lot of other things in life besides losing weight,” she said. “So it’s just not something I will ever feel comfortable saying thank you for. If you’re inspired by me that’s wonderful, I’m glad, but I hope it’s because I’m a woman who learned to love herself no matter what size she is.”
Thore runs the fitness app NoBS Active that promotes exercise not as a way to lose weight but to implement a healthier lifestyle.