A Texas woman named
Stephanie recently decided to photo shoot with her finance
that celebrated body positivity. However, not everyone thought
the images were so positive. According to Buzz Feed Stephanie
believes she was fired from her banking job because of the pictures that she took. Now Stephanie claims her company told
her the pictures were inappropriate because she was topless and
that they were a family oriented company.>>Wow.>>Everybody is silent on this one.>>[LAUGH]
>>Everybody quiet. Why you all quiet?>>It’s just cuz I think if you worked anywhere
>>A lot of places would be like I actually get her taking the photos.>>Girl.
>>Stop looking at me like that.>>No, no, I’m just like not even there. She’s all up in this swamp.>>[CROSSTALK]
>>I get that she took the photos, I just don’t get why post
them on the Internet.>>That’s what I was thinking.>>I think they’re beautiful photos for her to have in her home if she wants
to turn them black and white and have them over her bed, or just
the colors that they are in her bedroom. Great, do what you want.>>I think it’s the fact that
she posted them publicly.>>Okay, let’s cut this. Let’s cut this.>>Okay, what?
>>If she was thin, would it be something different?>>[APPLAUSE]
>>She’s still gonna get fired.>>I think she would.>>If I took a picture like that,
I’m getting fired from my banking job.>>I agree.
>>I actually think it might be worse if her body was.>>I tend to agree with Lani. I actually do, yes. Because that’s not normal on
its own in a very sad way.>>Wait what?
What are you talking about?>>In many sad ways, people aren’t
even used to women of all sizes being able to take the pictures that we
see like this on magazines everyday. You walk into CVS and
you see pictures like this all the time. So why is it different now? And that made the company uncomfortable
and that’s why they fired her.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>You think so?>>I am. I am.>>You don’t think
that if you took that same photo.>>No, I took pictures like that now.>>We work on The Real. We don’t work in a Bank.>>Yeah, but,
we do have a contract for us, that says that we have to be
tasteful with our brand, Adrian.>>Yes.
>>There’s certain things that we can’t do.>>So, you would post a picture
like that on Instagram. No because that’s not my brand. I wouldn’t do that myself. [CROSSTALK]
>>I have taken sexy pictures for me.>>Me too.
But I don’t put them out publicly because.>>You had a picture with your pants off.>>[LAUGH]
>>I did, my pants were off, but I wasn’t showing like anything. It was the same if I had poom poom shorts.>>But that’s the same thing.>>I have a question guys. Okay.>>Or the same as a bathing suit.>>On the outside.
>>And I can see this conversation, right? The fact of the matter is you have taken pictures on Instagram that
are sexy showing your butt. And Adrian, you have bathing suits too.>>Yeah, bathing suits. But I think maybe, I agree with what
you guys are saying, but maybe because she’s kissing a guy in this picture,
it maybe seen as a little bit more sexual. I don’t know because-
>>The guy?>>That’s what I’m saying because>>Because that’s-
>>No.>>That’s all I’m saying.>>I get what you saying.>>I get what you’re saying too.>>And I appreciate everybody
trying to be PC about this.>>[LAUGH]
>>But this is the real, okay? And I really believe if she was maybe 10, 30 pounds lighter,
they might had a problem with it, but even everybody is trying to skate
around the fact that she’s a big girl. And she’s taking these
pictures that look like that.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>Do you think it’s-
>>It is.>>Do you think it’s>>[APPLAUSE]
>>Jeanie took>>Tam.>>If Tam took the same
photo riding a guy in->>She wouldn’t have took the [CROSSTALK]>>No, if I’m honest, I kind of went through something like
this, but it wasn’t with me, it wasn’t. Well, it kind of was.>>There were two instances.>>When?>>Actually I showed Adrian a beautiful
picture of me nursing my daughter. Cuz I asked you, Lonnie.>>I said don’t put that out.>>I wanted to post it.>>I thought it was beautiful.>>Because it was beautiful,
but my breastages were so big it actually took over the photo.>>But you didn’t see any nipple. You didn’t see anything like that. [CROSSTALK] I knew that if that
was gonna end up on the Internet, I was going to receive
some type of backlash. Whether it was from Moms,
Momsters as I like to call them. Or I hold myself as a Christian, and who knows what Christian
community would’ve said. So I had to be confident of that-
>>I thought it was beautiful.>>But it was beautiful,
but I kept it for myself.>>Well everybody is beautiful.