The perfect response from a woman who was turned into a derogatory meme.

Video by Mamamia

One man in South Africa thought he was being hilarious when he posted a “girls I like vs girls who like me” meme to Twitter.

The ‘girls he likes’ category was depicted by a model in a swimsuit, with long hair, holding an… orb.

The ‘girls who like him’ category was depicted by another model in a swimsuit, also with long hair, but a few dress sizes bigger.

After he posted, it was business as usual on Leyton Mokgerepi‏’s Twitter account… Until one of the models-he’d-turned-into-a-meme stepped in.

Yes, Lesego Legobane, the model portrayed as the less desirable, desperate even, ‘girls who like me’ alternative, saw the Tweet and decided she wouldn’t let Mokgerepi‏ get away with it.

What did the 24-year-old do?

She made the picture her profile picture and re-tweeted four words: “I don’t like you”.

Advertisement

It went off with celebrities such as Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and Ava Duvernay liking the tweet.

“I hate it when men think that fat girls are desperate and that we like every other guy ’cause ‘we don’t have options,'” Legobane, who goes by the Twitter handle ThickLeeOnce told Buzzfeed.

“It’s utter nonsense. I can be fat and still be out of your league.”

Do you need to love your body? Post continues below.

The other model pictured Joëlle Kayembe also pitched in, telling Buzzfeed she is “proud” of how Legobane responded and that “using one woman’s picture to body-shame another is just rude and unnecessary”.

Finally, when Mokgerepi‏ tried to undo the damage by tweeting a single image of Legobane with the caption: “girlfriend goals”, the internet wasn’t about to let it happen.

Sometimes, virality is the most powerful way to deliver sweet, sweet justice.

 

READ MORE:

Why ‘pimple pride’ is the last step to true body positivity.

The All Woman Project is the diverse body positivity campaign we’ve been waiting for.

The hashtag is #fatkini. And it’s doing wonderful things for body positivity.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION
FROM OUR NETWORK