Come through, #BigGuyTwitter!
The hashtag that originated last year seems to still be going strong, and we are here for all of the confidence, self-love and fineness that’s being shared under it!
During an interview with HuffPost last year, self-proclaimed “big guy” Mike Byrd said he started the hashtag in response to comments on a news story about a teenager’s prom photo that went viral. The responses were quite negative and demeaning, and focused on the teen’s appearance.
“That really set on my spirit, the culture of social media body shaming breaking a person’s spirits to a point where they can’t love themselves,” Byrd said at the time.
In response to the cyberbullying, Byrd decided to repost a photo taken on Mother’s Day of 2016, but this time he tagged it with the hashtag #BigGuyTwitter. He told the news outlet that it was his “way of saying embrace who you are and love who you are. Big guy Twitter is pretty much about self love, self acceptance.”
6’5 275lbs to be exact #BigGuyTwitter pic.twitter.com/1L2lwuxBmK
— Mike Byrd (@HOPEdealer_Mike) May 10, 2016
And one year and some change later, #BigGuyTwitter is still home for some of the Internet’s most attractive and seemingly confident “big guys” out there. Here are a few on this fine Thursday.
— Bree 🇹🇹✨ (@BWinterGrace) June 20, 2017
Beard on point….#BigGuyTwitter pic.twitter.com/wtWbKT46KE
— Daddy Kane (@KaneKongg) June 22, 2017
— BRAD RADCOCK (@Stuntastic210) May 20, 2017
— J. Thompson (@Professor_Ju) June 4, 2017
— Richard Porter (@JARVIS1887) June 2, 2017
— Lu Luva (@Lil_liteskin) May 25, 2017
Needless to say, fans of #BigGuyTwitter have no complaints.
— Jasmine Boone (@aceso_76) June 20, 2017
Scrolling through #BigGuyTwitter like: Future Husband where you at!!😂😍🤤 pic.twitter.com/VU3jtOwh9l
— Miss_HoneyBearLover (@87KaliMa) June 20, 2017
— Lynice McDaniel (@msleo817) June 20, 2017
I’m over here on #BigGuyTwitter shedding tears at all these fine men! My future is somewhere in that hashtag! 😩
— why for?! 🤷🏽♀️ (@CharnielleLaKay) June 20, 2017
✨Just discovered #BigGuyTwitter
Just discovered life pic.twitter.com/2u3rvVMmLg
— SIXELA™ (@LexX_Appeal) June 21, 2017
Shoutout to Byrd for starting a much-needed trend. Oh, and guys, keep the tweets coming.