A PLUS-size blogger has revealed sick trolls tell her she doesn’t deserve to travel until she loses weight.
Kirsty Leanne, 29, has started getting up to 3,000 nasty comments on every TikTok video she posts – but refuses to stop flying.
Kirsty Leanne refuses to let nasty trolls get to her – but receives thousands of hateful commentsCredit: Jam Press/@kirstyleannetravels
The blogger, from Shropshire, made headlines when she shared a video of her experience with Ryanair – telling how she was given a middle aisle seat and was forced to ask for a seatbelt extender.
She later told how she was left bruised from the seats on a National Express coach journey, sending haters into a frenzy.
And Kirsty, who blogs at Plus Size Travel Too, said there “hasn’t been a day over the last six weeks” where she hasn’t received a nasty message.
She said: “It doesn’t bother me when I get one or two, but it when I get comments in the masses it really can start to affect me.
“My whole business is about showing plus size people that they don’t have to lose weight to enjoy themselves and it can be hard to portray that message when I’m told on a daily basis that it’s not true.”
Some of the insults on Kirsty’s videos tell her she should be banned from flying with others suggesting she get salmonella from raw chicken to help her lose weight.
Others tell her to “go sit in the cargo hold cow”.
One read: “You don’t deserve to take up more space and I will do what I can to make it as uncomfortable for you whenever I can.”
Another said: “You don’t deserve anything!
“I hope you will never be able to live a normal life! You DON’T deserve it, f***ing disgusting.”
One sick troll even wrote: “Fat people do not deserve to fly, travel or even have fun they should be banished to the gym until they’re fixed.”
Kirsty estimates she gets between 50 and 3,000 hateful comments a day under videos or posts.
And she finds it “wild” that in 2022 people “still think like that when it comes to weight”.
Kirsty said: “The worst comments are when people make snap judgements about my lifestyle or those that tell me that plus size people don’t deserve to be treated the same as straight size people.
“Personally, I do reply to the odd comments but it can be hard to keep up. I don’t feel obligated to reply but sometimes it’s hard not to, especially when I feel like I have to defend the plus size community.
“I’d hate for others to see what people are saying without reassurance that the trolls are wrong.”
Kirsty documents her travel experiences to help other plus-size peopleCredit: Jam Press/@kirstyleannetravels
The blogger says she tries not to let cruel comments get to her, but sometimes has to respondCredit: Jam Press/@kirstyleannetravels
Kirsty has shared her thoughts on seat sizes on planes and coachesCredit: Jam Press/@kirstyleannetravels