A TikTok video recently went viral after it appeared to show a fat social media influencer struggling to make her way down the aisle of an airplane.
Earlier this week, the woman who goes by the name Big Curvy Olivia on TikTok posted a video showing herself having to turn sideways as she makes her way down the aisle of a United Airlines plane. Even as she manages to move forward, her hips and abdomen repeatedly slam into seats and armrests on either side of her. The aisle was clearly not designed to accommodate someone of her size, and Olivia claimed that it is yet another example of "discrimination" against the obese. "Honestly it's discrimination that they can't build wider aisles in airplanes [in] 2023," said the message accompanying the video.
According to a subsequent video, once she arrived at her destination, Big Curvy Olivia decided to soothe herself for all the shame and humiliation she suffered on account of the firm structure of an aircraft that likely cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build. So she upgraded her bungalow accommodations, donned a tiny bikini, and jumped cannonball-style into "a private pool." The video of her pool jump is so unflattering to Olivia that OutKicksenior content director Joe Kinsey joked that she jumped "into the tiniest bungalow pool you’re ever going to see BCO jump into. She made it look like a hot tub on a suburban patio."
Unfortunately, the Big Curvy Olivia TikTok account appears to have been disabled and the two videos removed. Fortunately, both were captured in a New York Post video, which can be accessed here. The following Twitter video includes the airplane segment only:
Several outlets, including the Post, indicated that Olivia had plenty of detractors make comments on her videos:
- "Those aisles are plenty wide, I’ve seen people squeeze past flight attendants carrying drinks during boarding," wrote one TikTok user.
- "The problem is not the aisles..." wrote another.
- "I'm surprised you're not complaining about the size of the pool," yet another user said about the bikini clip.