A woman has taken to social media with an open letter to a man who allegedly fat-shamed her on a flight last week.
In a Facebook post, which has now been deleted, passenger Katie Kiacz said she was on a Delta flight from Orlando to Detroit when she saw a man write a text message to someone, complaining about her body, Fox News reports.
She alleged the man referred to her as a ‘2 ton woman’, which is about 1814kg.
“Dear man on flight DL1723,” the message begins.
“You referred to me as a ‘2-ton woman’. You told your friend soon as I boarded and you saw me that it was ‘not good.’
“When I confronted you saying, ‘I am not two tons but I did just have a baby,’ you sighed and got up to use the bathroom then quietly asked the flight attendant for a different seat. “I’m glad there were not any.”
The mum carried on her letter claiming the man did not apologise, or speak to her, for the rest o the flight.
The letter then says “I do not need your validation. So why am I posting? To call you out. Because I do not exist to please you. Because I will take up as much space as I want.
Because even when confronted you did not think you were in the wrong, that you did not need to apologise,” the letter read.
“I’m glad you had to sit next to me the entire two-hour flight, I’m only sorry I couldn’t take up more space.”
Ms Kiacz said she penned the letter because she was ‘sick of this sh**, referring to women getting fat shamed in public places.
The post had been shared 102,000 times before it was deleted.