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This Comedian Was Incessantly Tagged In Fat Shaming Memes So She Shut That Shit Down

"I will still put myself out there because if I shut up and hide, I'll let the haters win."

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Joshi spoke to BuzzFeed about being fat shamed from a young age and considers American artist and drag performer RuPaul as her no.1 inspiration.

"I've been bullied my entire school life. One kid in particular took it upon himself to make my life miserable by constantly making me the butt of his jokes. To have someone hammer the fact that you're fat and ugly on a daily basis sort of makes you internalise the hate. Loving and accepting myself came very recently to me. I consider RuPaul my role model and when she said, 'If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?' That just did it for me. I was completely blown the fuck away by the self confidence of these fierce drag queens."

She further added that her hope is for web content to change the narrative by casting plus-size people in normal roles and not stereotypes, so that people see them as "people and not anomalies".

You can check out Joshi's entire thread right here.

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