Who Is Curvy Wife Guy? Details About Robbie Tripp And Why He's Suing Babe.net

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Who Is Curvy Wife Guy? Details About Robbie Tripp And Why He's Suing Babe.net

In July of 2017, social media influencer and entrepreneur Robbie Tripp went went viral for an Instagram post he shared expressing his love and admiration for his wife, Sarah, and more specifically, her curvy figure. He became known as the "Curvy Wife Guy."  

On a social media platform in which perfection is the obsession and cutting people down for every tiny flaw runs rampant, Tripp's post was initially well-received.

 

|| 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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He even touched on how feminism has impacted him and the media's influence on perpetuating unrealistic beauty standards.

"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."

Not everyone was receptive of Tripp's post, however. It soon became the subject of much criticism online.

Someone else who isn't a fan of the "Curvy Wife Guy?" The website Babe.net - and apparently, the feeling is mutual.

Babe.net Special Projects Editor Harry Shukman has been openly critical of Tripp in past articles, but it seems his latest piece has prompted Robbie to now take legal action.

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Tripp is the author of the new book Create Rebellion. Buzzfeed News reports that Tripp's website describes the book as "an avant-garde stream of consciousness that seeks to inspire creative minds to listen to their inner desires to create, to be disruptive with their creations, and to disregard those who don't see the beauty of their inspired vision.”

Following the book's release, Babe.net published an article titled, "Bet you can’t tell the difference between Curvy Wife Guy’s book and the Unabomber manifesto" — a seething review of Tripp's book. 

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In the article, writer Shukman even puts one exert from Create Rebellion alongside an exert from the Unabomber's manifesto and challenges readers to guess which one is which. Following the reveal, Shukman adds, "Disturbingly, a lot of Create Rebellion reads like this – an angry, right-click-synonym-heavy screed against Curvy Wife Guy's haters."

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While negative book reviews are part of being an author, it seems Tripp didn't enjoy the Unabomber comparison, or an exert from his book shared online. 

According to a report from The Cut, Tripp contacted the editors at Babe.net, informing them that he reached out to his lawyer. He added that the article violates his copyright by sharing an exert from the book and that Tripp feels the additional articles from Shukman “exhibited a pattern of targeted harassment of me and my reputation.”

“The overall tone and intent of the aforementioned articles serve no purpose other than to effectively defame me to the public at large,” Tripp added.  

For their part, Babe.net doesn't seem to be feeling the heat. Shukman even released a new article talking about the lawsuit threat.

"We will not be intimidated! We will not be silenced! We will stand up for our – and your – First Amendment rights! You, the readers of babe dot net deserve to know that in our opinion, the Curvy Wife Guy's book sucks an entire a--."

Well, one thing's for sure, these two guys aren't doing brunch anytime soon. 

Robbie and his wife, Sarah, currently reside in San Francisco, and despite the past controversy, he continues to praise his wife's curves on his social media. 

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Jill Zwarensteyn is a writer and Michigan native who covers trending news, pop culture, crime and celebrity topics.