The internet is obliterating the Instagram bro who loves his curvy wife

Photo via tripp/Instagram katefeetie/Twitter (Fair Use) Remix by Samantha Grasso

Robbie Tripp is no ally to the internet.

Performative feminism doesn’t look good on anyone, men especially.

Which is why the internet is roasting Robbie Tripp, the speaker, writer, and Instagram personality who recently bragged about how body-positive he is in a post that ultimately reduced his wife down to her curves and his attraction to her. At the same time, Tripp’s post gave off the vibe of a dude asking for points for being a decent human being.

“A real woman is not a porn star or a bikini mannequin or a movie character. She’s real. She has beautiful stretch marks on her hips and cute little dimples on her booty,” Tripp wrote in his post. “Girls, don’t ever fool yourself by thinking you have to fit a certain mold to be loved and appreciated. There is a guy out there who is going to celebrate you for exactly who you are, someone who will love you like I love my Sarah.”

|| I love this woman and her curvy body. As a teenager, I was often teased by my friends for my attraction to girls on the thicker side, ones who were shorter and curvier, girls that the average (basic) bro might refer to as "chubby" or even "fat." Then, as I became a man and started to educate myself on issues such as feminism and how the media marginalizes women by portraying a very narrow and very specific standard of beauty (thin, tall, lean) I realized how many men have bought into that lie. For me, there is nothing sexier than this woman right here: thick thighs, big booty, cute little side roll, etc. Her shape and size won't be the one featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan but it's the one featured in my life and in my heart. There's nothing sexier to me than a woman who is both curvy and confident; this gorgeous girl I married fills out every inch of her jeans and is still the most beautiful one in the room. Guys, rethink what society has told you that you should desire. A real woman is not a porn star or a bikini mannequin or a movie character. She's real. She has beautiful stretch marks on her hips and cute little dimples on her booty. Girls, don't ever fool yourself by thinking you have to fit a certain mold to be loved and appreciated. There is a guy out there who is going to celebrate you for exactly who you are, someone who will love you like I love my Sarah. || photo cred: @kaileehjudd

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While Sarah and much of the internet loved her husband’s heartfelt post, another part of the internet, this publication included, didn’t agree with the way Tripp’s post congratulated his work in doing something so basic as loving his wife, while writing off other thin women as not being “real.”

And so, treating Tripp like any other social media bro who went viral for the most undeserving of reasons, the internet has taken to roasting him and his self-serving post with the most gracious of parodies.

In this alternate reality in which we all have spouses who we fully acknowledge aren’t completely attractive, the internet fixates on this imperfection and dotes on how strong we are as people to accept such a flawed human being.

Of course, this is a hard departure from Tripp and Sarah’s post, which at least attempted to express body positivity, and did acknowledge that Sarah is attractive. In the hands of the internet, however, we’re all awful partners masquerading as saints.

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The internet is also in agreement that Sarah too deserves praise—for being married to someone who’s kind of a show-off-y dude bro.

Hell, if loving curvy women is ambitious and worthy of praise then, please, show us where we can pick up our participation trophies.

Samantha Grasso

Samantha Grasso

Samantha Grasso is a former IRL staff writer for the Daily Dot with a reporting emphasis on immigration. Her work has appeared on Los Angeles Magazine, Death And Taxes, Revelist, Texts From Last Night, Austin Monthly, and she has previously contributed to Texas Monthly.