Love has knows no bounds — or pound limit — and social media star Alicia Mccarvell aims to prove it, post by viral post.
The Canadian influencer — with more than 690,000 fans on Instagram and 4.9 million followers on TikTik — clapped back at critics on Tuesday who said that her husband Scott should be with someone who is thinner than her.
Mccarvell shared one apparently triggering TikTok video earlier this week, featuring herself and her muscular hubby wearing towels before transitioning into fancy party outfits.
As the now-viral clip racked up more than 23 million views, the influencer received backlash for the snap and responded to the haters in a separate post on Monday.
The “self-love” proponent launched her passionate defense by saying that some people thought their relationship didn’t “add up” due of the differences in their weights and body types.
“My video went viral, and I know we all know why. It’s because by beauty standards, we don’t make sense,” she said in the explanation video that garnered another 12 million views.
“The world looks at us and immediately values Scott more than me,” Mccarvell went on. “They say things like, ‘Oh, she must not have been fat when they met,’ or ‘Oh, she’s got to be rich.’ “
The burgeoning body positivity activist continued, “Or they try to decrease his side of the equation by saying he must be gay, or he fetishes fat women.”
Mccarvell noted that society has taught people to believe that thinner men and women are more attractive than others who are not.
“We’ve been made to believe that somebody who is physically fit like Scott could never in a million years be in love with or compatible with a fat woman,” she said. “And that’s solely because the world has taught us that we have to value our worth [based] on our bodies.”
She then recalled an instance where a very pretty woman, who “was thin and by beauty standards a 10 out of 10,” slid into Scott’s DMs and said he should be with someone who looks like her instead of his wife.
She added, “Here’s the thing, though, me telling myself the majority of our relationship that I’m not worthy of his love because of my body is the exact same thing as this thin woman telling him that she is worthy because of her body.”
“I’m undervaluing myself and she is overvaluing herself. We have both been made to believe that our value lies in our body,” the Instagrammer said. Mccarvell then made a plea to her followers, saying: “If this is the way you think, it’s the way you’ve been taught. However, it is your responsibility to unlearn it.”
On her original transition TikTok, there were also many commenters applauding her for showing off her relationship.
“These comments just show how many ppl base their relationship choice off of looks. maybe y’all would be happier if u didn’t,” one wrote. Another scribed, “I see two stunning people in love with each other and themselves and IM LIVING FOR IT 🔥🔥🔥!”
“All these backhanded comments saying love isn’t all about looks and stuff 👀 how about u all sit back and realize he simply finds her hot af?” someone asked.