Lesego Legobane’s Tweet To A Fat-Shaming Dude Is The Best Burn Ever
There's nothing I love more in this world than a woman who can clap back at a man in as little as four words when he crosses the line -- especially on Twitter, where you only have 140 characters or less to make your point anyway. Let me tell you, South African model, Lesego Legobane's tweet to a fat-shaming dude basically masters the art of the sacred clap-back. You're probably going to want to take notes on this one, guys.
It all started on Tuesday, Sept. 19, when Leyton Mokgerepi (@imleyton on Twitter, where he has nearly 12,000 followers) pulled two photos of two gorgeous women to use in creating his own meme.
Now, don't get me wrong; I love a good meme as much as the next person. But it gets a little weird when you use real photos of real people, who end up being the real butt of the joke without their permission. It's a thin line, but trust me, it definitely exists, and it's worth paying attention to so you aren't on the wrong end of a genius clap-back.
Anyway, Mokgerepi tweeted out side-by-side images of the two women, writing underneath, "Girls that I like vs Girls that like me."
Legobane's photo is on the right, where you can see her delivering a smoldering, sexy smize to the camera like the damn pro that she is.
The 24-year-old model, photographer, and blogger -- who you might recognize as "ThickLeeYonce" online -- wasn't aware of the meme at all until someone tagged her on Twitter. But once she got wind of it, she flipped that sh*t around so fast, it'll probably leave your head spinning.
Has there ever been a more perfect burn? Legobane got her point across in four little words, or 16 Twitter characters, meaning she had 124 more characters she could've used to rip Mokgerepi a new one, but she knew her four words would pack some punch.
And pretty much all of Twitter knew it, too.
Believe it or not, even after being dragged through the deep depths of Twitter, Mokgerepi tried his best to rise from the ashes and, well, save himself? I'll be honest, I'm not sure what he thought this next tweet was going to accomplish:
Twitter wasn't really sure either.
But, honestly, who cares what this dude had to say anymore? Legobane clearly shut his ass down with nothing more than four simple words, so who's the real winner here?
Plus, I'm pretty sure I don't see big celebs like Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj liking either of Mokgerepi's ridiculous tweets, but you better believe they showed Legobane some love for her epic clap-back.
Coming as a surprise to absolutely nobody, Legobane not only gained thousands of new followers after delivering the "best clapback of 2017," but received a whole slew of loving, supportive messages from people who felt inspired by her awesome display of body positivity.
The 24-year-old model told BuzzFeed News,
It means a lot to me that I can change someone's perception about their physical appearance by loving my own.
And as for what she'd like Mokgerepi to know about beautiful fat women moving forward:
I hate it when men think that fat girls are desperate and that we like every other guy 'cause 'we don't have options.' It's utter nonsense. I can be fat and still be out of your league.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, the other model in Mokgerepi's original meme saw all this sh*t go down, too.
And yes, she most certainly did seize the opportunity for her own personal form of clap-back:
Couldn't have said it better myself.