Size model catches man fat-shaming her on plane

At first he denied any wrongdoing, but when Hage began quoting him back and said she had photos of the messages, he immediately apologised.When the person in the aisle seat refused to trade places with her after she explained the situation, Hage kept quiet until the end of the flight. So of course she looked.The American model, who has 115,000 Instagram followers, shared photos of the man texting about her, which left her “shaking”.”If you can’t read the texts, it says “hopefully she didn’t have any Mexican food”, Natalie says”. I see him furiously texting and then purposefully turning the phone away from, naturally, next time he texts, I take a look.”I hope this dude learned something today”, she said on Instagram. The man also claimed Hage was squishing him, causing him to leave a mark on the window.Ms Hage, who described herself as being “extremely flight anxious”, said she had paid $70 (£54) for additional space “because I know I need a little extra leg room” but that there were only middle seats available.She apparently asked to switch seats with the man on her other side after telling him what was happening but he just laughed and refused.She suspected he was talking about her and managed to photograph the messages.And another that said “if these seats don’t hold, it’s not going to matter” along with many more according to the model.Another text sent by the man read: “if the news reports a DFW airbus a321 leaving the runway without rotating, that would be my flight”.In a follow-up to her initial Instagram post, Hage wrote that she chose to call man out to show people that “you don’t deserve to be made to feel insignificant and that you have more of a voice than you realize”.”All you can do is know you haven’t done anything wrong just by existing and to move on”.The model, who said the incident left her both “enraged and super sad”, then directly challenged the fellow passenger and posted a video of the confrontation on Facebook.The man got defensive and said, “I’m sorry, I was drinking”.He then shamed her for sitting in an exit row, asking her if she was capable of helping people out of the aircraft in event of an emergency, and she told him she was actually there for a photo shoot and that she works out five times a week.Natalie replied that “my body is none of your business” and told him “don’t ever treat anyone like that again”.Hage eventually confronted the man, identified by the name Eric, in a video posted to Facebook that now has more than a million views.A post shared by natalie.