A husband’s declaration of love and attraction for his wife and her “thick thighs, big booty, cute little side roll” came back to bite him in his own behind when social media had at him for focusing on the physical.
“I love this woman and her curvy body,” Robbie Tripp began in his Instagram love letter to his wife, Sarah. He goes on to say, “There’s nothing sexier to me than a woman who is both curvy and confident; this gorgeous girl I married fills out every inch of her jeans and is still the most beautiful one in the room.”
What began as a social media sigh of “Where can I find one like him?” that spread across the pond to the UK, eventually got nasty with Tripp’s googly-eyed overture garnering critical headlines the likes of “Dear ‘Nice Guys,’ Dating a ‘Curvy’ Woman Doesn’t Make You a Hero.”
Here’s Tripp’s letter de love that, maybe, goes a little too much into detail about his wife’s “beautiful stretchmarks” and “cute little dimples on her booty.”
I love this woman and her curvy body. As a teenager, I was often teased by my friends for my attraction to girls on the thicker side, ones who were shorter and curvier, girls that the average (basic) bro might refer to as ‘chubby’ or even ‘fat.’
Then, as I became a man and started to educate myself on issues such as feminism and how the media marginalizes women by portraying a very narrow and very specific standard of beauty (thin, tall, lean) I realized how many men have bought into that lie.
For me, there is nothing sexier than this woman right here: thick thighs, big booty, cute little side roll, etc.
Her shape and size won’t be the one featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan but it’s the one featured in my life and in my heart.
There’s nothing sexier to me than a woman who is both curvy and confident; this gorgeous girl I married fills out every inch of her jeans and is still the most beautiful one in the room. Guys, rethink what society has told you that you should desire.
A real woman is not a porn star or a bikini mannequin or a movie character.
She has beautiful stretch marks on her hips and cute little dimples on her booty.
Girls, don’t ever fool yourself by thinking you have to fit a certain mold to be loved and appreciated.
There is a guy out there who is going to celebrate you for exactly who you are, someone who will love you like I love my Sarah.’
His intention is very sweet. And his absolute love for his wife is more than obvious. He gets an “A” for effort… but, as many on social media see it, he gets an “eh” for execution. Here are just a few who are not giving him a Standing O.
strong contender for least fave type of male feminist is “man who thinks liking a curvy woman is revolutionary” pic.twitter.com/BzDhhiSHNA
– Julia Pugachevsky (@jaypugz) August 3, 2017
– The Telegraph (@Telegraph) August 4, 2017
People should date who they want! But mentioning a person's "otherness" (be it weight, race, gender) makes it seem like you want a medal.
— Julia Pugachevsky ?? (@jaypugz) August 4, 2017