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This Indian Plus Size Blogger's Response To Instagram Removing Her Swimsuit Posts Is PERFECT

"This is me, existing as a fat Indian girl in a stereotypically skinny world."

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Recently, she got the opportunity to be the first plus size person to have ever written an article in a fashion magazine in Singapore.

Aarti Olivia Dubey

The article was for Cleo Magazine and it was accompanied by a photoshoot in which Dubey wore the swimsuit she's pictured in above.

Dubey excitedly shared this behind-the-scenes image of the shoot and it was unceremoniously taken down by Instagram.

Aarti Olivia Dubey

“Fatphobic trolls were displeased and they reported a behind-the-scenes happy image of me and my two girlfriends who I roped in for a photoshoot to accompany the article. The post was removed with no proper explanation a few hours later and I was exasperated,” Dubey told BuzzFeed.

Seriously outraged and disturbed, Dubey went on an Instagram rant and pointed out the kind of people that should actually be banned.

"HOW is this image being hateful, hurtful, abusive, trolling or obscene? Do 3 fat girls in swimsuits equate to gore, porn, racism, sexism? Or is it that people only want to see slim girls in swimsuits?" she wrote.


Dubey continued to protest using the same platform, until two weeks later, Instagram restored her post citing "accidental removal" of the post.

Aarti Olivia Dubey

Dubey uploaded a screenshot of the email to Instagram, alongside the caption: "Check your latent fatphobia. Check your guidelines and policies. Take better care of the people who use your services as a means of staying connected to oceans of people who just want to exist as people. Fat, brown, lgbt, disabled and many other intersections deserve RESPECT and not to be trolled by anonymous private accounts with no life.”

"This is me, existing as a fat Indian girl in a stereotypically skinny Asian world," says Dubey.

Aarti Olivia Dubey

"The expectations placed on our bodies and appearance is unrealistic since we don't all look the same but we're expected to be a size 4 with fair skin and delicate features," Dubey told BuzzFeed.

But nothing's going to stop this beauty. "There is a lot of shame and hiding behind the shadows as a plus sized person. Reclaiming that shame in order to have fun with fashion and finally wear outfits that I love, has been life changing," she said.