Lottie L’amour is a plus size fashion blogger whose work focuses on body positivity and promoting acceptance for the fact that humans come in different sizes.
•C A R E F R E E• TW: weight loss chat. If you follow me on twitter, you’ve probably seen an email that was sent to me (and a few other plus size babes) asking me to go on a show about weight loss. It was so obvious that this researcher had just gone looking for plus size bloggers, assuming that because we are fat, we automatically want to lose weight. @terribletumbles tweeted earlier on in the week that “it’s okay to love your body when it’s fat for no other reason than it’s fat” and that is SO IMPORTANT. Not all fat women want to lose weight just as not all fat women want to stay the weight they are. Assuming that because we are fat we must want to lose weight is piss poor. We don’t have to be a before photo all the time – our bodies deserve to be visible without assumption that we are working to get thinner. Some of us aren’t, some of us are working to love the skin we are in because we are deserving of it. My body is beautiful, and so is yours – in whatever state of weight loss or not. 🌈💖✨
A journey through her Instagram shows that she’s all about self-love. “Love” is her last name in French, after all.
So when a TV production company reached out to invite her onto a TV show about weight loss, Lottie kindly told them to “f*ck the furtherst of offs you could possibly go” and wrote a blistering reply.
The ITV crew recruiting her for Save Money: Good Health clearly did not read her blog (or even her name!) before inviting her to try out dieting regimes on TV.
So first of all, my name is Lottie, not Gloria – excellent attention to detail.
Second of all, clearly you haven’t read my blog – I don’t want to go on a faddy show about diet culture. I believe that all women can feel good in whatever skin they are in and that diet culture is a money making scheme that hinges on making people feel terrible about who they are…Its frankly disgusting that you’ve obviously gone looking for plus-size bloggers thinking you will find fat women that would want to lose weight – not all fatties want to lose weight, we are not easy prey for diet culture. If you had read my blog, you would know this.
I won’t be sharing this with anyone. In fact, I’ll be making sure the plus-size community don’t engage with you and your presumptive research tactics. Seriously, try harder.