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People on Twitter are coming to the defense of model Ashley Graham after a woman body-shamed her.

Self-proclaimed “anti-wake diarist” Samira Khan compared Graham’s body to fellow model Irina Shayk in a tweet on Monday.

Using both feminine Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover photos, Khan wrote“Studies show that poor, stressed men prefer fat women like Ashley Graham. Richer men prefer slender women like Irina Shayk.”

Attached was Graham’s 2016 cover photo and Sheik’s 2011 cover photo.

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Khan’s tweets followed shortly after has been criticized Graham to wear a mini dress for a night out.

After seeing her tweet, other Twitter users jumped into the conversation, defending Graham and condemning Khan for shaming her.


Graham has been an outspoken advocate of the body positivity movement.

The model made its debut Sports Illustrated Swimsuit being the first size 16 model to be featured on the cover. Since then, the magazine has made efforts to include women of all shapes and sizes.

Last year, they featured 74-year-old Mae Musk on the cover.

Last year, they featured their first transgender model on the cover.



It is unclear what “studies” Khan was referring to, but he did not include a link to his sources. Many scoffed at Khan, believing there was no real study to prove his point.

People online used Khan’s remarks against him.




Khan has used his Twitter account to share his far-right views, often laced with misogyny.

He also used his platform to spread conspiracy theories about Q-Anon, including one about The Beatles being a front for Satanism.

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