Gabriella Karefa-Johnson reveals 'fat phobia jumped out' after being body shamed during Kanye West feud
PARIS, FRANCE: Vogue editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson is breaking her silence about the offensive comments she had put up with after calling out Kanye West for his 'White Lives Matter' apparel in Yeezy Season 9 show. Karefa-Johnson was one of the few celebrities who spoke about Kanye's choice to wear the racist phrase and tried interpreting his school of thought on her Instagram stories. This began what Kanye calls a "war" between the two. He avidly mocked her sense of style and called the whole Black Lives Matter movement "a scam."
With Kanye actively shaming Karefa-Johnson, supporters of his movement came forward as well. The contributing Vogue editor suffered many offensive comments during this time and took to Instagram to speak about being hit with "fat phobia." "I've fielded some serious volatility over the last couple days but nothing has been quite as bad as what people have said about my body and the way I look. The fat phobia JUMPED out," she captioned her recent post on social media.
'Yes, I am fat. No, I am not humiliated'
Karefa-Johnson was trolled for her appearance and body type after coming under Kanye's radar. "Yes, I am fat. No, I am not humiliated to show up as my authentic self in the world," she continued on her post. The New-York based stylist had been silent since Kanye West cyber-attacked her. The 'All of the Lights' singer called out Karefa's style and shared a post focusing on her brown boots claiming that Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour hated them.
Karefa-Johnson spoke about supporting designers who worked on body types similar to hers and do not just blindly go with what's in demand on her post, "I love this photo from the @balenciaga show because it captures something I've worked hard to achieve (and sometimes still fail at doing) loving and feeling myself, and supporting designers that don't make bigger bodies bend to them." She attached a photograph of herself grinning while attending the Balenciaga show in a Chopova Lowena dress.
Thankign everyone who helped her style the dress, she wrote, "Thank you @chopovalowena for making fashion that serves so many different body types-- I looked and felt amazing in this dress. Thank you @mrstreetpeeper for capturing the vibes!" She ended the important note by cherishing her "fat sisters and brothers." "To my fellow fat sisters and brothers, put that lil dress on, grab your miniskirts: We ride at dawn!" she said optimistically.