Lindsey Pelas is a 24-year-old social media star and model whose 32DDD (or 30H) breasts attract a significant amount of attention. On any given Instagram post of Lindsey’s, you’ll find thousands of comments that are alternately fawning and degrading. She spoke to Cosmopolitan.com about what it’s like to get slut-shamed on the Internet and what she really thinks about all those commenters.
I first realized that I was sexy when I was around 14. My boobs were big, but I didn’t knowthey were big until I got a reaction from the boys. They would write my name on the bathroom wall, very cheesy moves. There was so much attention, but I had never asked for it.
I felt like people didn’t understand me. One time, when I was 18, I went to a wedding. I thought I had the cutest dress on, it was a lace baby doll. A guy I didn’t know came up and took a picture of me. I asked, “What are you doing, taking this picture of me?” And he said, “Well, you wore that.” It really hurt my feelings. I was taught by strangers that I should be less sexy and dress differently.
I’ve been called a ho, whore, slut, and bitch. I used to feel really upset when I read nasty comments. But now I feel it’s just a display of ignorance. I’m not mad at you if you want to call me a ho — I’m mad at your mom and dad, I’m mad at your educators, I’m mad at your society that you think that that’s OK.