Robbie Tripp- a 26-year-old entrepreneur from San Francisco- has gone viral over the last few days based on an Instagram post he made about his wife. He said,
"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's real. 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."
This has gotten mixed reviews online....some women are ELATED to hear a man gush about his love for his wife, while others think it comes across as a back-handed compliment. "Wow bro, you're literally a feminist icon for marrying someone thicker than a Victoria's Secret model," another person commented.
But how does Robbie's wife, Sarah, feel about it? "I am a curvy girl and I have had quite the journey of self-love," she told ABC News. "I am not ashamed of anything that Robbie wrote. He celebrates all aspects of who I am as a women and my body."
How do you feel about this? Let us know! (We talked about this on-air.....below!)
- Marcus and Sandy