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Woman destroys body shamers by posing in outfits she should ‘never wear’

Body shaming is pretty ugly.
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When Sara Petty became fed up about weight jibes on the internet, she decided to do something about it.

Taking to her Twitter account, the university student posted a backlash to females telling the world that girls ‘over 200 pounds’ should be restricted in what they can wear.

The cruel tweets suggested that, should you tip the scales at 200lbs or over (90kg), you should steer clear of bikinis, crop tops, short shorts and leggings.

That’s right ladies, swimwear, comfortable leggings and staple summer wear are no longer available.

So what did Sara do? She donned every single one of these looks and posted the photos to social media.

The student posed in each of the ‘banned’ outfits

Sharing the images alongside a caption: “Girls: Wear whatever the hell you want,” the post has since had over 95,000 likes and hundreds of comments – with most users applauding Sara’s decision to share.

At 180cm and over 90kg, Sara has been the victim of weight jibes before.

Back in February she tweeted: “To the middle aged man who just laughed at my weight at the scale, I pity you. I’m strong and beautiful and you’re a crusty old ballsack.”

The Public Relations major at Bowling Green State university in Ohio pointed out that the majority of tweets she found in this case were from women.

“Girls, stop tearing other girls down. Empower one another” she wrote.

Amen to that.

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