A Woman Says An Airplane Seatmate Called Her Smelly and Fat In A Text Message

Savannah Phillips says she’s been a victim of body shaming after noticing a man sitting next to her on a flight was texting negative comments about her.

I haven’t experienced body-shaming like that since I was in grade school,” Phillips told Bored Panda.

The woman recalled via Facebook that while on a flight to Chicago, her seatmate, who appeared to be an older man in his 60’s sent someone a text that said he was sitting next to a ‘smelly fatty’.  As Phillips became emotional and tried to hide her embarrassment, another passenger approached the man and confronted him, saying, “You’re texting about her and I’m not going to put up with that.”

Check out the below clip of Phillips describing the man who intervened on her behalf as her hero:

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