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We are so here for Thickleeyoncé’s epic shutdown!

Text: Meg van Eck; Photography: Twitter, Instagram

Thickleeyonce
Photography: Twitter/@thickleeyonce

Yesterday a Twitter troll tried to fat shame Lesego Legobane aka ThickLeeyonce, but she clapped back with a reply that is getting global recognition. The Twitter user @imleyton posted a side-by-side picture of model Joëlle Kayembe with the caption, “Girls that I like VS girls that like me”. He implied that Joelle was the type of girl he wanted, while Thickleeyonce was not.  It wasn’t long before Thickleeyonce hit back, telling the man that she simply, does not like him.

 


Her tweet was liked over 800 000 times, and retweeted by more than 278 000 users. A screenshot of their exchange was shared on social media, with thousands of people across the globe coming to her defense. Celebrities like Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande and even EFF leader Julius Malema liked her tweet Joelle also commented on the viral tweet.  “As if the world needed another example of an obnoxious a*s,” she said.

 


Several international media outlets have picked up the story, including Ebony magazine, Teen Vogue, Perez Hilton and The Shade Room. ThickLeeyonce took to Instagram to express how overwhelmed she was by all the support she has been receiving “Guess who broke the Internet today? Thank you for the love! It’s raining international men in my dms,” she said.


She also expressed excitement over an interview with Teen Vogue. “Can you guys believe this!!!!! Teen Vogue!!!! I’m obviously in tears right now cos God is just showing off. Are y’all seeing this? Am I crazy? What the hell!”


No body shaming against ThickLeeyonce shall prosper!

Want to learn more about Lesego? Check out her best fashion looks here!

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