Plus-sized model Natalie Hage Fat-shamed: ‘I think she ate a Mexican’
Natalie Hage, a Texas native and Instagram model with more than 125,000 followers, said it all happened when she was on a flight to Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES - A professional plus size model's confrontation of a plane passenger who “fat-shamed” her by sending “mean and ugly” texts about her weight to his friends has gone viral.

Natalie Hage, a Texas native and Instagram model with more than 125,000 followers recorded and shared her confrontation with the male airline passenger after she said her started “huffing and sighing” when she sat next to him on an American Airlines flight to Los Angeles on Thursday, The Sun reports.

Ms Hage said she's an “anxious” flyer and paid $70 for extra leg room — but was placed in a middle seat as there were no others available.

“As soon as I sat down, the gentleman on my left began LOUDLY huffing, sighing, and readjusting himself in his seat,” she claims.

“I see him furiously texting and then purposefully turning the phone away from me. So, naturally next time he texts, I take a look.”

Ms Hage says she is “almost positive” the stranger took photos of her and sent “really mean and ugly” to his friend “Linda”.

After the flight started, Natalie said she asked the male passenger if he wanted to switch seats, but he declined.

She then looked over at his phone at times throughout the flight, which he tilted away from her, and saw that he was text messaging a friend about her weight:

    He then begins to furiously text a friend, turning the phone away from Natalie so as not to show her what he is writing. Yet, she did manage to snap a photo of one of the texts that he ends up sending. [8]?

    The person texting back Eric responds with: "hopefully she didn't have any Mexican food" and his response is "I think she ate a Mexican". Eric also texts back saying he's leaving a "neck mark on the window".


Ms Hage fumed: “From the photos, you can see I’m not in his space. He’s taken over both arm rests on purpose, coming to my space and digging his elbows into my side … which is in my seat.”

The bully sent a stream of cruel messages afterwards, including: “If the news reports a DFW airbus a321 leaving the runway without rotating, that would be my flight.”

After taking a few photos of his phone's screen, she confronts the person directly while recording it on her phone.

The man, who initially denied having the private text conversation with the other person, admitted to doing so after she showed him the photos.

Natalie Hage wrote about her experience on Instagram. Picture: Instagram/nataliemeansnice

Natalie Hage wrote about her experience on Instagram. Picture: Instagram/nataliemeansniceSource:Supplied

 

 
 
 
 
By Jamie-Rivera 07/02/2017 17:27:00