Stealing and re-appropriating somebody else's content is a huge problem, and not only with The Fat Jew. While The Fat Jew steals jokes, other a-holes steal people's photos and turn them into jokes.
Ashley VanPevenage is a 20-year-old college student. When she had an allergic reaction, she asked her friend, a makeup artist, for help.
That photo was than lifted and used for a lame attempt at a funny self-deprecating joke.
That tweet was not only retweeted, but copied without attribution, Fat Jew-style.
And it was also used for even meaner punchlines.
The photo has made it to every platform and received millions of comments all over, all of which VanPevenage can read. People wrote increasingly hurtful stuff about her appearance, such as, "I'll spend time with her as long as I never see her before 10 am." In a video response, she read some of these "Mean Tweets," and refuted the dumb science that was used to harass her.
VanPevenage spoke up about her experience, making sure that people know that there is an human being behind the photo. She offered advice for the many people going through the same situation:
“My advice for people who may have to deal with this in the future is it doesn’t matter what people say about you or what they think about you. Everyone is beautiful inside and out.”