The definition of body shaming is the practice of making critical, potentially humiliating comments about a person’s body size or weight. And well… it’s hurtful, terrible, and a big red flag to find out that your new potential match is internet trolling people on their body size.
We’ve been finding body shamers in our Aste investigations lately and it’s something that I’m especially mad as hell about. The internet is a place where you can act as if no one is watching and hide behind a screen to share anonymous feedback. I personally like to do that by dropping little messages of love and support to strangers because sometimes we all feel a little alone in this big scary world and nice words can change lives.
But… then there’s the other way to approach the anonymous feedback to real humans. The trolls. And just so we’re clear, this is the *wrong way* to behave on the internet. The work we do at Aste is 100% confidential so in talking about body shaming trolls I’ll use an example of an idiot who had to chime in on Lady Gaga’s performance at the Super Bowl Half Time Show. On a side note, Five Foot Two on Netflix was… *swoon*.
Let’s talk about Nathan, the middle comment in this screenshot:
Okay, so this asshat Nathan is sitting at home (in the basement of his parents home I assume) watching the Super Bowl and sees Gaga. Immediately his asshole troll brain lights up and he takes to Twitter to express his important opinion of how much of a loser he is. He shoots off his tweet then settles back into the delight of being a piece of shit human. Oh, but now look! He’s got attention – so he just keeps on it.
Now, let’s really talk about Nathan. Nathan really is “Any Person, USA”. He’s probably single (judging by how he acts on the internet) and with over 45 million people online dating there’s a good chance he’s in your online dating app right now. He probably has a profile of him holding a fish, him giving a best man speech, and his bio probably says he’s looking for his partner in crime.
Nathan fails to mention that he’s a body shaming internet troll.
So you go on a date with Nathan because his profile seems normal. In person he hides all the vile parts about him. Weeks in you start to wonder why he’s rude to most waitresses, but you make an excuse that the service could’ve been better. Finally when you need a gut check and can’t find a tangible red flag, you come to us with Nathan’s info to check him out.
We find his Twitter account, 3 Facebook accounts, and his IG all which have multiple red flags. You’re now face to face reading your new friend’s thoughts on how he chooses to act when he thinks no one is watching. He’s the worst kind of human. Catch my drift? Yeah. I thought so. No, but really – you’ll hear back from us in less than 24 hours:
Can’t we all just be nice to each other? Or better yet, don’t be an asshole.
Love and light,