Who is Curvy Wife Guy? TikToker Robbie Tripp now body positivity icon after viral rap
Robbie Tripp, who was once branded the 'Curvy Wife Guy' after breaking the Internet with his Instagram post about his spouse back in 2017, is presently creating viral waves on TikTok.
Tripp became famous after a viral Instagram post four years back about how much he loved his wife’s curvy body and voluptuous women in general. Since then he has been embroiled in a number of controversies online. But that has not stopped him from getting famous. He has almost 200,000 followers on Instagram and about 20,000 on TikTok. He became a TikToker in January this year. “I just love how there’s a whole body-positive category of TikTok that’s encouraging to all sizes,” Tripp told Mel magazine in a recent interview. “Some people tend to forget that this whole viral ‘curvy wife guy’ thing started because I wrote a heartfelt tribute to my wife about how beautiful she is and how attracted I am to her.” Some of the other TikTokers who have recently made headlines include Destini Crane, Vanessa Boyd, Lil Huddy and Benny Drama.
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Who is Curvy Wife Guy?
On July 31, 2017, Tripp's life changed when one of his Instagram posts was met with lovers and haters alike. Posting a photo of himself and his wife, Sarah, posing on the beach, looking lovingly into each other's eyes, Tripp wrote, "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."
He added: "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."
The post received over 45K likes. Reaction to the post was mixed. While some loved it, seeing it as a body-positive message, others had an issue with his focus on male sexual preferences over how his curvy wife was. Others thought that his post seemed to assert that thin women aren’t “real” women. Critics had a problem with how he was objectifying women through idolization while using his wife to prove that he was a good feminist.
Curvy Wife Guy releases a rap song
However, Tripp did not let haters bother him as he continued to plug his message of body positivity through TikTok. He released a rap single called “Chubby Sexy,” which has lyrics like, “Her inner-thighs chafe / She knows how they taste.” His message was more well-received on TikTok than on Instagram because of the former platform's younger audience base, which believed in a culture of body acceptance and self-love.
Tripp’s wife is a fashion blogger who often appears in his TikToks apart from other curvy women. The plus-sized women are often seen dancing and showing off their bodies in revealing clothing as Tripp points and hypes them up. In one of the latest TikTok videos, Sarah rips off a Hawaiian shirt to show off a sexy, revealing swimsuit underneath. It has received a lot of praise.
“If anyone hated my viral post about Sarah, then they’re just hating a husband who loves and adores his wife,” Tripp told Mel Magazine. “I never understood the ‘backlash,’ and still don’t.” Tripp has also written a book with the tagline, “An abstract manifesto for disruptive creativity.” Babe.net compared his book to the Unabomber’s manifesto and he threatened to sue them. The couple has also been called out for posting old racist and transphobic tweets.