#PlayTime: Forget Beyonce! You Need To Watch These Plus-Size Bloggers Do 'Flawless'

08 May 2014 by

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If you're feeling a tad down in the dumps today, this video is the perfect way to perk yourself up. Firstly, because its an excuse to listen to Beyonce's 'Flawless' (as if you needed one) and also because it's got maj-ah postive vibes. 

Called 'EveryBODY Is Flawless', the clip's been produced by three plus-sized bloggers as a response to the way they're sometimes treated by the fashion community and by internet trolls. It was the brainchild of Gabifresh and also co-stars Nadia Aboulhosn and Tess Munster.

'As a fat woman of color, I'm often treated differently than my thin, white peers,' says Gabi. 'By brands, by fellow bloggers, by the media... I get passed over for things I'm more than qualified for. I get stares and cold shoulders at fashion events. I hear whispers. I get hate mail and trolling comments from people who call me disgusting and say I shouldn't be allowed in public.'

[The bloggers recreated Bey's video]

The blogger says she normally brushes off criticism she receives from 'haters', but when she heard Beyonce addressing her haters with 'Flawless' she fell in love.

'I wanted to show that 1) we are not competing to be the Top Dog in our niche—we are supportive of each other and are all working toward the same goal: body positivity and inclusivity,' she says. 'And 2) you don't have to be a certain size to claim your flawlessness. Fat is not a flaw.'

[The video features the super positive comment from a fan]

The clip shows the trio recreating Bey's fierce video in an uber-glam wardrobe of sequins, shorts and crop-tops. Filmed over 12 hours without rehearsal, it's a heap of fun. It's also interspersed with interviews the gang have done on TV where they've had to tackle criticism face on. We love it. 


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