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A woman has responded to nasty comments on social media after internet trolls claimed her husband should not be with someone her size.
Alicia McCarvell, 32, was targeted with a number of mean remarks because of her looks after she shared a video of her with her husband Scott.
Because of their different body types, it seems some people refuse to believe they are a happily married couple.
In a follow-up video, Alicia said she believes her video went viral ‘because, by beauty standards, we don’t make sense’.
She added: “The world looks at us and immediately values Scott more than me, and since we don’t ‘add up,’ people try to add things to my side of the equation to ‘make it make sense’ by saying things like, ‘Oh she must not have been fat when they met’ or ‘She’s got to be rich'.”
In an interview with Buzzfeed, Alicia revealed she and Scott have been together for 16 years and are high school sweethearts. When they joined a TikTok trend popular with couples – transitioning from towels to evening glam – they were met with a lot of views and backlash.
The video now has more than 50 million views after Alicia shared it in June.
Despite the abhorrent responses to Alicia’s harmless video, there was also a lot of love. Some TikTok users came out in defence of the couple and reminded others to be kind.
One woman commented: “These comments just show how many [people] base their relationship choice off of looks. Maybe y’all would be happier if u didn’t [sic].”
A second person shared: “I love how everyone says ‘I want a man who loves me for me and not my body’ and as soon as a man does that for another woman Y’ALL SWITCH UP QUICK wow.”
Elsewhere, a mum said she is ‘scared’ for her daughters after seeing the reactions towards Alicia. “Some of the comments make me scared for my daughters self esteem growing up if this is how people are all I see is a hot loving couple,” she said.
And another commenter wrote: “I am literally just scrolling through these comments and I am SO SORRY the amount of hate you have to deal with. Truly unbelievable. People, BE KIND.”
A fifth TikTok user wrote: "Imagine being so offended over someone else’s relationship. Are people really that miserable? Love you guys keep shining."