A fitness Instagram star with over a million followers had the best response to a man who said her small breasts made her look like a ‘young boy’

Sia Cooper responded to a troll with a positive message.

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Sia Cooper responded to a troll with a positive message.
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  • Sia Cooper, an Instagram fitness star with 1.2 million followers on her account diaryofafitmommyofficial, was shocked when a man said her small breasts made her look like “a young boy.”
  • He also said a smaller chest was meant for “middle school” and real women should have “a grown up body.”
  • Cooper posted the comments on her Instagram with a photo of her in a bikini.
  • “I realize that I won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but it is unacceptable for women to have to endure this type of harassment and body shaming – especially from a man,” she told INSIDER.
  • Cooper removed her breast implants at the end of last year, and said she has never been happier.
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Sia Cooper has earned over a million followers on Instagram from her body positive posts, workout plans, and meal ideas. But even with her sunny attitude, she isn’t immune to criticism from trolls.

Cooper wasn’t always the confident influencer she is now. When she was younger, she had a breast augmentation to boost her self-esteem. It wasn’t until the end of 2018 that she decided to have them removed after a lengthy battle with a breast implant illness.

Since then, Cooper has shared the journey with her followers and has grown genuinely happy with her natural body. But last week, she read a comment someone had left on her page saying smaller breasts were meant for “middle school,” and real women should have a “grown up body.” Then he said her body “looked like that of a young boy.”

“I was honestly shocked,” Cooper told INSIDER. “I had just gone through this liberating, new journey of having my implants removed and his comments were a punch in the gut – at first.”

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Cooper decided to post a photo on her Instagram page with his comments, and revealed the man continued to troll her with other accounts even when she blocked him.

“I realize that I won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but it is unacceptable for women to have to endure this type of harassment and body shaming – especially from a man,” she said.

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Earlier this week, I was attacked by a man regarding my breast size. Since removing my breast implants last year, I haven’t had much negativity.. until this particular person. He told me that flat chests were meant for middle school and that a real woman had a “grown up body.” Oof. When I blocked this man, he went on his other accounts to troll me and further tell me that my body “looked like that of a young boy.” Hmm. Ok. You know what? My body and my natural breasts are not here for YOUR entertainment. If you’re a man and you’re here for this reason-you’re barking up the wrong tree. There are plenty of other accounts out there for you to follow for T&A. Men like you are the reason why I felt pressured into getting breast implants in the first place when I was perfectly fine to begin with. Now, I don’t give a damn how small my breasts are because at the end of the day, I’ve been at both ends of the spectrum and I have never been happier to go back “small.” I’ve never felt more confident or sexy than I do now-naturally. I don’t need perfect breasts to please anyone-its far from my list of goals. I do not need big boobs to be happy or feminine. I sure as hell don’t need big boobs to please anyone. I’ve reached a point in my life where I’ve got more important things to worry about. I am living MY best life. ???????? Emphasis on MY. Direct your attention to better things in life. Looks fade, confidence won’t.✌????

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She said it took a few days before she posted his comments, because she wanted to use them for good, rather than responding with a knee-jerk reaction.

“I realize I am not the first or the last women to get berated for the way she looks,” she said. “Removing my implants has given me more confidence than I have had in years and I reminded myself that looks – and especially boobs -fade.”

In the post, Cooper said she doesn’t “give a damn” how small her breasts are, because she’s never been happier.

“I do not need big boobs to be happy or feminine,” she wrote. “I sure as hell don’t need big boobs to please anyone. I’ve reached a point in my life where I’ve got more important things to worry about. I am living MY best life. Emphasis on MY.”

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A lot of body confidence issues involve comparing ourselves to others. But as Cooper said, one body type doesn’t suit everyone. She suggested the man may have been exposed to too many unrealistic views of the female anatomy.

Everyone has their own preferences of how they want to look, and “just because it does not suit someone else’s taste, doesn’t mean it’s unworthy or wrong,” she said. “This man had no clue about my journey and what I had previously gone through so I understand his comment came from a place of ignorance, but it still isn’t right.”

She added she feels a responsibility, having the following she does, to call out this kind of behavior.

“There are many more individuals like this person out there who sit behind a keyboard and whose main purpose is to troll others for the sake of feeling better about themselves,” she said.

“I want to bring more awareness to this style of online bullying and harassment and teach women that it is ok to expose these people and stand up for themselves.”

Her goal, she said, is for women and girls to exude nothing but self-confidence, no matter what other people tell them, or what they see on television or social media.

“I want them to know that they are perfect the way they are, as cliche as this may sound,” she said. “It took me years and years to realize this truth and girls these days are feeling less and less happy with themselves beginning at a young age.”

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Why I got sober.✨I ditched alcohol in January and haven’t looked back. Last year, I noticed my drinking was getting out of hand. My health was worsening and I was depressed so I self-medicated with glasses of wine. It was when I was suffering from BII (breast implant illness) and couldn’t get any answers from the doctors that I started feeling hopeless. I was also feeling the negative side effects of living my life online, dealing with trolls, and constantly being stressed over creating content. People think this job is easy, but it’s not. There’s definitely a sacrifice that comes with living your life so publicly. During this time, I had gotten death threats as well as kidnapping threats towards my children. I realized my drinking began to get out of hand when I would have a glass of wine at 10am and sometimes it would be the entire bottle. I drank until I literally felt my stresses melt away. I woke up one day and realized that I was drinking for the wrong reasons and I stopped completely. Alcoholism runs in my blood (sorry dad) so I understood what was happening to me and I didn’t want the same behavior for my children. I know I needed to find a better way to cope with my stress so I turned to yoga in February after getting sober. Yoga helped calm me in ways my wine never could. I wanted to be a better wife, mom, and trainer and I knew I needed to clean up my personal habits. I’m not judging anyone out there who drinks, but I’m not the type who can just have a glass and be ok-I always crave more.. like an addiction. So I know I needed to stop altogether. Some days I miss it and it’s a battle, but I feel so much better now. A lot of you had asked me why I quit drinking and I wanted to be 100% honest with you all. My body and mind has thanked me so much for quitting alcohol. If you are wanting to ditch it, I just want you to know you’re not alone and that it’s possible. ????

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