Bay Area couple gets attention for message on wife's 'curvy body'

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A Bay Area couple is getting nationwide attention - both positive and negative - after the man posted on social media saying he loves his wife's "curvy body."

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Some are calling him a hero husband, but others say he's a fake feminist.

The picture got over 200,000 reactions on Facebook, and more than 31,000 likes on Instagram.

Robbie Tripp shared what some people are calling the controversial post about his wife.

"I am a body positive fashion blogger I am a curvy girl and I am not ashamed of anything that Robby wrote he celebrates all aspects of who I am as a woman," Sarah Tripp said in a video post.

In Robbie's post, he proclaims his love for Sarah's body. "There is nothing sexier than this woman right here: thick thighs, big booty, cute little side roll, etc. This gorgeous girl I married fills out every inch of her jeans and is still the most beautiful one in the room."

"I wanted to celebrate a real woman I wanted to celebrate a woman in my life that represents all the curvy women who have those thick thighs and that big booty

At first they were overwhelmed with approval and comments like "love love love. We need more men like you in this world." then criticism rolled in with articles titled "Area Man Thinks He's Brave For Finding His Wife Hot."

Author Rachel Simmons, who wrote "Enough As She Is" spoke out about the controversy on Good Morning America.

"I think it comes out as a backhanded compliment. He's like, I love you so much and the media marginalizes you and you fill out your jeans and I still love you anyways. Partly I think that falls flat. I also think this reminded me a lot of when dads are congratulated for babysitting their own kids. It's like 'dude that's part of your job description so you should probably go do your job without getting a big sensational story out of it.' This is the same thing. It's part of a husband's job description to love his wife."

His wife has defended Robbie. And Robbie says everything he loves about his wife is far too long for social media.

"If I were to write an Instagram caption about all the things I love about my wife it would be a novel. It would be a 700 page book," Robbie said.
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