Whitney Way Thore is speaking out after being criticized for calling herself overweight.

Thore, who is the star of the TLC show “My Big Fat Fabulous Life”, posted a photo of herself as a young girl in a bathing suit last week.

She captioned the snap, “Bringing you high fashion since 1988. But seriously, can I get this suit in size fat? 😂” which led to numerous social media users insisting she should love the skin she’s in.

Thore then shared another post Monday, in which she said: “It’s actually insulting to insist that a fat person who has identified as fat actually isn’t fat.”

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The reality TV star continued, “If you try to convince me otherwise, you’re simply reinforcing the notion that being fat is bad and not making any damn sense because I am obviously fat. 😂”

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A few days ago I posted a pic from the ‘80s and said I wanted the swimsuit I was wearing in a “size fat” and I got so many comments that I didn’t expect, so here’s just a little reminder that… ✨it’s actually insulting to insist that a fat person who has identified as fat actually isn’t fat. If you try to convince me otherwise, you’re simply reinforcing the notion that being fat is bad and not making any damn sense because I am obviously fat. 😂 ✨telling a fat person some variation of, “You’re not fat; you’re beautiful!/funny!/smart!/successful!” means that you have not reconciled that a person can simultaneously be fat and possess good qualities and be likable…and that’s a problem for you to work out, not fat people. ✨it’s disrespectful to tell someone that the way they identify is wrong. I personally cringe myself into the ether over words like “fluffy,” “chunky,” etc. I don’t need to distance myself from the word fat. I don’t need a euphemism. If it makes you uncomfortable, again, that’s on you, not me 😇 ✨for many fat people, myself included, there has been a long journey of acceptance in using the word “fat” as a descriptor like any other — short, brunette, and white are also adjectives I use to describe me and none are good or bad, they just are. Let fat people call themselves fat and recognize it isn’t a put-down. ❤️

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She then said, “Telling a fat person some variation of, ‘You’re not fat; you’re beautiful!/funny!/smart!/successful!’ means that you have not reconciled that a person can simultaneously be fat and possess good qualities and be likeable… and that’s a problem for you to work out, not fat people.”

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“It’s disrespectful to tell someone that the way they identify is wrong,” Thore went on. “I personally cringe myself into the ether over words like ‘fluffy,’ ‘chunky,’ etc. I don’t need to distance myself from the word fat. I don’t need a euphemism. If it makes you uncomfortable, again, that’s on you, not me 😇.”

She concluded, before adding a heart emoji: “For many fat people, myself included, there has been a long journey of acceptance in using the word ‘fat’ as a descriptor like any other — short, brunette, and white are also adjectives I use to describe me and none are good or bad, they just are. Let fat people call themselves fat and recognize it isn’t a put-down.”

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