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Woman hits back at bodyshaming trolls after asking for seatbelt extender on flight

Woman hits back at bodyshaming trolls after asking for seatbelt extender on flight
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A TikToker has hit back at cruel trolls after innocently asking for a belt extender during a Delta flight.

In the viral clip that's racked up over 3.2 million views, Samyra (@samyra) politely asked flight attendants for an extender. The staff seemingly started looking for them, as the TikToker wrote over the clip: "Delta, where are the extenders?"

A few moments passed, and the staff still couldn't locate them and told Samyra they'd bring one to her seat.

鈥淧lease, I ain鈥檛 neva seen a buckle this short," she wrote, as she shared footage of the seatbelt without an extender.

@samyra

Cuz i was for sure goin go unbuckled @delta do yall see how short that belt was 馃ゴ馃ゴ


Trolls then latched onto the video with horrible, body-shaming comments, with many jumping to the TikToker's defence.

One person said: "You seem SO sweet. your energy shows!! I don鈥檛 know why these comments are so negative. I鈥檓 sorry!!"

Meanwhile, a second added: "These comments are not it girl, you should be accommodated no matter your size."

Samyra later hit back at trolls who were criticising her body and to those who described her approach towards flight staff as "rude".

"Almost 19,000 of you all are more obsessed with the delivery of my request rather than the delivery of my belt extender," she said, adding: "To all of you who are so concerned about my health in the comments. You should also be concerned about my health and safety on an aircraft with a belt extender."

@samyra

Replying to @senorita awesome馃槤馃槑馃挅 i hope this is clear enough for y鈥檃ll to understand.


Samyra went on to highlight that whenever she posts anything associated with her size, they call her "angry", "loud", and/or "entitled".

"Why are people so cruel," one fellow TikToker asked. "She does nothing but put smiles on our faces when she gets on this platform!"

"You鈥檙e amazing Samyra," another wrote. "If you鈥檇 said please they would鈥檝e found something else to be mad at. You were and can be kind and respectful without saying please. TAKE UP THE SPACE YOU DESERVE."

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