Viral TikTok video shows nurse snap back at trolls who called her tight scrubs 'inappropriate'
TikTok trolls can often be a lot to handle, often affecting creators' mental health and forcing them to go into their shells. A nurse, 22, however, took the trolls headlong and snapped right back at them for commenting on her body structure and her "tight, inappropriate" uniform for work.
In a viral video with around 12.6 Million views, she also added clips from the website selling scrubs, showing how they are expected to be worn. Erika, who goes by _erikamdiaz on TikTok, definitely had different body proportions compared to the models featured in the ads for Figs scrubs, but she wore them just like she was supposed to.
The video was captioned, "Some people just have an issue with my body, not my scrubs, and it shows." In the clip, Erika reveals how people would ask her, "why do you wear your scrubs like that? It's inappropriate". Erika also gave away her measurements and cited the back problems that come with them. Explaining why the scrubs seemed tight, she said, "Just for clarification, I am 5'2" and 107 lbs. I'm short and little, y'all can say my body is fake all y'all want it's not".
She then added how it was unfair to criticize her since she is shuffling between "two jobs, volunteering work" and managing her education alongside only to make "other people's lives better". Some people, however, still thought her clothes were "ill-fitted" and asked her to buy ones that were a notch bigger in size. Others were less charitable, accusing her of "trying to land a doctor". Another user, who claimed to be a director, said they were "old-school" and would never allow that attire. "I don't want to see nails perfume or style — keep that at home where it belongs," they said.
A nurse said it was unusual for someone to tuck their scrubs like a regular top. Other followers said her clothes should not bother anyone as long as she was comfortable carrying out her work in them. "I ain't remember the last time I cared what a NURSE looks like when they're helping me … regardless if you're a patient or an employee," a user commented. Oversized clothes, another user explained, would also turn out to be ill-fitted or look weird in other areas like the arms, adding that it is quite possible that this particular size was, in fact, perfect for her.