See How This Woman Shut Down Her Body Shamers

Mzznaki Tetteh

When Mzznaki Tetteh, a Ghanaian nurse, posted her engagement photos with her groom-to-be on Instagram, her goal was likely that of most soon-to-be married women: to share her joy.  Little did she know the harsh criticism that often comes via social media would blast her into the spotlight.

Mzznaki Tetteh

In the beautiful photos, her fiance playfully lifts her up, stares deeply into her eyes, and kisses her lovingly.  Jokes about her weight soon followed. But Tetteh didn’t shy in the face of her haters.  Her response was perfect:

Still confident…your rubbish comments ain’t ruining my happiness…thanks to all for the compliments and best wishes…am honoured.

Mic drop.


Her fiance also responded:

Mzznaki Tetteh 4 response

Tetteh’s story has since been shared on several major media outlets, so guess who won?  It’s sad that in 2016 people still feel being plus size means a woman isn’t worthy of love.  We applaud Tetteh for shutting her haters down and showing everyone that loving yourself is the best remedy to combating negative stereotypes and bogus beauty standards.

Abi Ishola
Abi Ishola


Abi Ishola is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Beyond Classically Beautiful, the acclaimed photo series turned multimedia platform. On any given day, you can find her tucked away in a perfectly lit Brooklyn coffee shop working for several hours. Then she dashes off to pick up her daughter from daycare. Abi is also a TV Producer, a proud FIT Alum, Nigerian-American, and a soul searcher.

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