Plus-size blogger who blasted Ryanair for the size of their seats reveals her struggles with tiny hotel bathrooms, robes that don’t fit and beds with slats that break – but trolls say it should ‘motivate’ her to lose weight
- Kirsty Leanne, 29, from Shropshire, is a plus size blogger and TikTokker
- She went viral after sharing the problems she experiences while travelling
- Warning travellers about hotel robes that don’t fit and small hotel bathrooms
- People said it should ‘motivate’ her to loose weight instead of complaining
A plus size women who went viral on TikTok after sharing the problems she experiences while flying due to her size has turned her attention to hotels.
Kirsty Leanne, 29, from Shropshire, previously made headlines after sharing her experience flying on Ryanair, where she complained about the seat sizes.
However in her latest video, she decided to warn others about some more issues she has faced as a plus size traveller- including hotel robes and towels that don’t fit and restaurant chairs digging into her thighs.
Kirsty Leanne, 29, from Shropshire, has gone viral on TikTok after sharing the problems she experiences while flying and in hotels due to her size – but viewers did not take kindly to her complaints
Tiny hotel bathrooms: In a hotel, she says the bathrooms are too small, and robes and towels do not fit her
In the clip posted on @kirstyleannetravels, Kirsty revealed that hotel bathrooms are too small, and robes and towels do not fit her.
She said: ‘I think only a handful of times have I been somewhere where a robe or towel has actually fit me. It’s so frustrating!’
Kirsty also complains about using the top bunk bed in hostels and, similarly, says beds with slats pose an issue to her.
She said: ‘Top bunks are terrifying for plus size travellers! Climbing to the top is painful and the fear that you’ll [fall] through is real. You spend the whole night too scared to move.
People said it should ‘motivate’ her to loose weight instead of complaining about the planes and hotels
Showing a mark on her leg, she says one issue for someone her size is restaurant chairs with arms, with the arms digging into her flesh
‘Beds with slats are also definitely not plus size friendly and I’ve had them break on me before.’
Showing a mark on her leg, she added that another issue for someone her size is restaurant chairs with arms, with the arms digging into her flesh.
While travelling she revealed she also suffers from ‘chub rub’, which is chafing of the thighs.
Kirsty, who shares tips on her blog, PlusSizeTravelToo, said: ‘A lot of people don’t know what to expect when travelling in a larger body, so I like to show the realities.
‘I also like to share that although there are things that may go wrong or be less than welcoming, travel is incredible and so, so worth it.’
Kirsty also complains about using the top bunk bed in hostels and, similarly, says beds with slats pose an issue to her
She also admitted that ‘beds with slats’ are also definitely not plus size friendly and I’ve had them break on me before
However, her points have not been met with sympathy from all her followers with Kirsty facing comments from trolls, saying that her issues should ‘motivate’ her to lose weight.
‘That is not the hotel or planes fault…sorry!!!’ said another viewer.
Kirsty also shared the issues she faces as a plus size traveller on a plane, starting with tight seatbelts and needing to ask for a seatbelt extender.
In her latest video, she filmed herself walking down an airplane aisle, which she described as ‘narrow’.
Kirsty called the plane seats ‘tiny’ and showed the tray table not fully extending down.
Kirsty, who shares tips on her blog, PlusSizeTravelToo, said a lot of people don’t know what to expect ‘when travelling in a larger body’
TikTok: She shares a video of her walking down an airplane aisle, which she describes as ‘narrow’
Kirsty then calls the plane seats ‘tiny’ and shows the tray table not fully extending down, before moving on to complaints outside of the aircraft
She previously made headlines after sharing her experience flying on Ryanair, where she complained about the seat sizes and needing to use seatbelt extenders
She also regularly shares travel tips for larger bodied people, but in her latest video she decided to warn others by listing the issues she has faced as a plus size traveller such as tiny plane seats
Filming herself in the airplane bathroom mirror, she calls the space ‘unusable’ due to its small size
She said: ‘I hate having to use a bathroom on a flight and only really do it if I’m on long haul and I have no choice.
‘There’s very little room to move, let along to do what you’ve got to do! Some serious acrobatics are required to use!’
She finishes the video on a lighter note, adding: ‘Although there are lots of problems you may come across while travelling in a bigger body, it’s so worth it!’
Positive: The blogger oozes confidence and she doesn’t let the negative comments get to her
While travelling the world the blogger revealed she suffers from ‘chub rub’ – chafing of the thighs
She finishes the video on a lighter note, adding that although there are ‘lots of problems’ while travelling ‘in a bigger body, it’s so worth it’
Despite intending to share the struggle in a humorous light with followers, Kirsty was slammed when the TikTok went viral with 461,000 views.
One person commented: ‘This should be motivation for you.’
Another user added: ‘It might motivate to get to different smaller size maybe.’
‘If this doesn’t motivate you idk what will,’ said someone else.
One follower pointed out: ‘What about the poor passengers sitting next to you. I was jammed in next to an enormous man, 12 hr flight & I had to step in the seat arms to get out.’
One person commented that this should ‘be motivation’ for the blogger to loose weight, while another said ‘it’s not the planes fault’
‘Who’s fault is that,’ added someone else. Another user said: ‘It is always easier to blame someone or something else.’
However, other viewers defended Kirsty, one user said: ‘It’s ironic if it was a very tall muscular person complaining that the spaces are too small no one would be blaming them for their size.’
‘People saying you’re the problem. It’s not as black and white. Society should be more accommodating.
Despite intending to share the struggle in a humorous light with followers, Kirsty was slammed when the TikTok went viral with 461,000 views
The blogger doesn’t let her size deter her from traveling the world and has has visited places such as Disneyland Paris
‘Not as easy as ‘just lose weight’ + why should u?’ another person commented.
Someone else said: ‘The gymnastics I have to do to wipe in an airplane bathroom…’
‘The tray tables are the worst!’ another viewer agreed. ‘Wow I relate to every single one of these,’ said another person.
Kirsty has not been put off blogging, despite all the vicious comments she has received, and has vowed to keep sharing her experiences
According to Kirsty, lots of people make snap judgements about her based on the size of her body, but she says all bodies are worthy of respect