Lindsey Swift, 26, dished out the ultimate comeback against the fat-shamer who bullied her while on a run.
Swift, an England native, was training for a 10k when a passerby in a car began heckling her about her weight. According to the U.K.’s Metro, the man sarcastically sang Mika’s “Big Girl (You Are Beautiful).”
Although Swift was running with her boyfriend, he didn’t hear the stranger’s rude remarks. But Swift didn’t need anyone to back her up. Swift posted an open letter to Facebook to shut down the man who attempted to bring her down.
Swift started with, “An open letter to the idiot who thought it was ok to heckle me with fat jokes on my run yesterday..”
She continues, “I am indeed a big girl, and I am indeed beautiful. Thanks for noticing. I’m not sure who you were telling I was fat, you clearly have eyes, and the only other people present were me and my boyfriend. I assure you that despite your concern I do own a mirror, and my boyfriend has seen my fat body as he too has eyes. Don’t tell anyone but I think he might even like it.”
Then she takes it home with the best few sentences ever uttered. Swift says, “My fat body has done things that you, hanging out of the window of your babe-magnet white van could only ever dream of. My fat body has been swimming in crystal clear Thai seas that you have probably only ever seen on TV. It has lived in countries you wouldn’t dream of visiting and been a part of cultures you are too small minded to appreciate. My fat legs have carried me up mountains on more than one occasion. My fat brain speaks languages you probably don’t see the point of learning, which is why you spend your time hanging out of van windows since you have nothing better to occupy it with.”
Swift adds that her efforts to “get fit” have been working because she is already 14 pounds lighter. Swift also mentions that she feels “sorry” for the bully.
“Your behaviour is not normal, and your manners are well below par. Most importantly though, I forgive you. Here’s hoping that anyone with a goal, fat or thin, isn’t put off by this kind of thing. I know I haven’t been.”
It’s safe to say that the idiot who called her fat is crying himself to sleep tonight. Maybe it’ll inspire him to call up Rosetta Stone and learn some languages instead of harassing innocent people. Way to go, girl.