Who Is Xiaxue? Singaporean Blogger Gets Called Out For Fatphobic Comments Toward Plus-Size Model

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Who Is Xiaxue? Singaporean Blogger Gets Called Out For Fatphobic Comments Toward Plus-Size Model
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Singaporean blogger Xiaxue (real name: Wendy Cheng) is getting serious backlash for comments she made about a plus size model. 

After Xiaxue took to Instagram to call out La'Shaunae Steward for her weight, saying that the model is unhealthy, her post was deleted by the platform, and there's been a lot of drama ever since. 

But who is Xiaxue? Here's what fans need to know about the YouTuber and her controversial comments.

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1. It all started when Xiaxue shared her comments about "morbid obesity." 

Although Xiaxue's original post about Steward has been removed by Instagram, she later took to her Instagram story to repost her thoughts, and it basically boils down to the fact that she believes women like Steward are "morbidly obese" and ultimately cost taxpayers money because of their medical bills. 

"The morbidly obsese (like this woman) should never be seen as attractive because death and disease isn't attractive full stop," she wrote. "Irresponsibility isn't attractive. Even when they die need 3 pple to carry the corpse please. F*cking stop glorifying this sh*t Instagram. Shame on you." 

In another story post, she continued her rant, saying, "I think people weighing 500 pounds should go on a freaking diet instead of living in the delusion held up by enablers that the fatter they are the 'braver' they are and more beautiful they are. They need to know the truth and that is that people aren't 'fatphobic' if they find obesity unattractive." 

2. Steward clapped back at Xiaxue on Twitter.

Once Steward caught wind of Xiaxue's posts, she wasted no time responding on Twitter, writing, "Why are thin people this obsessed with letting me know indirectly they think im unattractive to them therefore im not worthy of love, a career, being visible, and literally telling me the age I'm going to die? Ok Miss Cleo." 

3. Xiaxue continued the feud by posting an edited version of herself as a plus sized person on Instagram.

Xiaxue shared the altered photo of herself above on Instagram, once again sharing her opinion on what the term "fatphobic" really means.

"All my comments were reserved for the MORBIDLY OBESE only, and yes people with BMI 50 and above shouldn’t be romanticized or glorified in the media," she wrote. "I maintain my stance. Morbid obesity isn’t attractive because it leads to death and disease. This isn’t personal against anyone so it isn’t fat-shaming. And I did not ever talk about chubby or regular fat people. Stay triggered snowflakes."

4. But who is Xiaxue? She's best known for her YouTube channel.

Though Xiaxue mainly posts beauty tutorials and videos about makeup on her channel (which currently has over 240,000 subscribers), but she also shares her "politically incorrect" opinions, like why she doesn't support Greta Thunberg's passion for climate change and explaining why she isn't a feminist. Given Xiaxue's track record, it's no surprise she's also speaking out on a controversial topic like body image, too — and receiving plenty of backlash for it. 

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5. She also owns her own cosmetics company. 

Xiaxue sells her own line of makeup, Plastic Cosmetics, which includes magnetic false lashes and liquid eyeliner. Her tagline is "It's not plastic surgery, it's just makeup" and although the company seems to be recently new — she's only been promoting the products since the end of January 2020 — the brand already has almost 5,000 followers on Instagram.

6. People have a lot of opinions about Xiaxue's statements. 

People have been sharing their thoughts on Xiaxue's doctored Instagram post. One wrote, "Because of my weight I am a plus sized girl. I am 230 pounds so am I an obese person? Am I disgusting? You have a big storm coming to you sweetie," while another follower wrote, "But fat people that live their lives unapologetically are encouraging others to get fat? I know you're known for semi-randomly weird ass opinions on issues that don't concern you, but this one I just don't get." 

No matter how much backlash she receives, it seems like Xiaxue has no plans to back down from her argument — or any of the other controversial opinions she's shared online. 

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Nicole Pomarico is an entertainment and lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in Cosmo, Us Weekly, Refinery29, and more.

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