This chick here said Black men love her


By The Root

Tess Holliday is a plus-size model who has been crowned the first plus-size supermodel. Holliday, who is a size 22, has been getting shine recently and isn’t ashamed of her curves. She recently became the first plus-size model to grace the cover of People magazine and previously launched #effyourbeautystandards to promote positive body images.

It’s great that fashion is now getting more diverse when it comes to standards of beauty. But clearly, fashion forgot about all the plus-size models—namely, women of color—who came before Holliday. And speaking of color, Holliday seems to think that black men love her.

During a recent interview with The Guardian, Holliday and the writer were sitting at a café when a black guy walked by and catcalled her.

“What do guys think they’ll achieve by yelling something?” Holliday asked. “They’re like: ‘She’ll love this, I’ll definitely get her number.’” She then added, “I do admit that black men love me. I always forget that, and then I come to a black neighborhood and I remember.”

Even the person conducting the interview was shocked that Holliday mentioned this: “And no one quite knew what to say,” the writer wrote in response to Holliday’s comments.

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