Plus-size model, activist and self-proclaimed feminist Tess Holliday did not have the conversation she was expecting to have during a recent Uber ride. Her driver, whose name and identity remain unknown, began asking Holliday about her health during the trip.
We have so many problems with this. Since when did it become acceptable to randomly ask anyone about their health, let alone a total stranger? Holliday was having none of it. In the video she posted on Instagram, you can clearly hear the driver ask her how her cholesterol is.
“My cholesterol is fine, I’m perfect,” she replied. “Yep, I’m healthy.
Sadly, Holliday isn’t the only Uber costumer to have a rude driver. One fan, Pam Koons, commented on the photo with her own experience.
“A few weeks ago, I was in an Uber taking me back to my apartment in NYC,” Koons wrote. “During the entire 15-minute ride, my driver told me how I would be so much prettier/smarter/funnier/overall a better person if I dieted.”
While we hope these incidents don’t happen anymore, Holliday had the perfect response to her driver and her clap back is #flawless.
Hey @uber I don't pay more to use your "black car" service to be told that there's no way I could possibly be healthy because I'm fat & then questioning it. No one should have to tolerate this at any level of the services you offer. I'm fat. I also have a fat wallet & will no longer be using your services. Ever. Also after I told him I was healthy he turned the radio off & changed the subject. #putmymoneywheremymouthis #uberdriver #uber Edited to add: saying my driver is fat was obviously being used as a descriptor & not to insult him. Also I did not show his face or use his name when filming, it was to be able to show what I deal with daily & why this behavior is unacceptable from anyone.
After this experience, it’s no surprise that she isn’t going to be using Uber’s services anymore, especially since she was paying for the black car service, which is the pricier option. Uber has yet to respond to the complaint but even if they did, I doubt she would change her mind.
“I’m fat. I also have a fat wallet & will no longer be using your services. Ever,” Holliday said. “#putmymoneywheremymouthis.”