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Cupcake Revenge: 19-Year-Old Gives A Classy Response After Being Fat-Shamed

Date April 6, 2018 12:47

This teenage girl was fat-shamed at a bakery, and she spent $54 buying every cupcake in the store to spite the woman who taunted her.

Her response after being fat-shamed

Vega Blossom was waiting in line at her favorite bakery in Valparaiso, Indiana, when she overheard a woman in her 40s standing behind her say:

Let’s hope this fat b**ch doesn’t buy all the cupcakes.

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The 19-year-old had originally planned on buying only six cupcakes, but then decided to purchase the shop’s entire stock of 20 for $54, to teach the rude onlooker a lesson.

After she purchased the cupcakes, she posted about her "petty" reaction on Facebook. The post has since racked up 66,000 likes and 23,000 shares on Facebook.

Despite her story, she still got more hate, but she handled it with class

After the story broke, many took to Facebook to show their support and amazement for how she handed the whole thing.

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Another woman who is standing up against body-shamers

A woman named Natalie has been on the receiving end of quite a bit of body shaming. The Instagram model is all about embracing her body and loving who she is.

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Not only does she stand up against the haters, she has been an inspiration to many who have been bullied for being plus-sized.

i don't even know what to say. the past 48 hours have been an absolute whirlwind of support and trolling and hateful comments and heartfelt outpourings of love and kindness. hundreds upon hundreds of people have reached out and told me stories of times they've been hurt by others (traveling, just living life) and how that's affected them. i wish we didn't know what that hurt felt like, but please just know you're not alone. this conversation is really important. we HAVE to talk about how fatphobia seeps into so many parts of our lives. we HAVE to remember to stand up for ourselves and others who maybe can't do it for themselves. we all deserve a fair shot at happiness and a chance at feeling good about ourselves. don't let people take that from you or from others if you can help it. let's keep talking about this. keep telling your stories. keep lifting each other up. cool thing - i'll be on good morning america tomorrow around 8ish in the morning central time! i also did several other interviews today and will keep y'all in the know if you want. thank you again and thank you always. i felt about an inch tall when that man did that to me on the plane. but after standing up to him and feeling so much support from the world, i feel like i can do anything. ❤️❤️

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Over the years, many have come up with brilliant ways to respond to this and shut down bullies. Luckily, people like Vega Blossom provide us with everyday examples of how to stand up for oneself.

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