"Being body-shamed is so unfair, and I'm happy with the responses I got from most people," Amanda told BET. "People have been showing so much love. I've had women tell me I'm their hero. That makes me extremely happy. I really hope I've inspired beautiful women of all sizes. People on the internet can be so mean."
Amanda also said that she only made the choice to respond to the photo after she saw how much attention it received.
"I wasn't going to respond at all," Amanda told BET News. "Then I saw the negative attention he was getting and I made the decision to defend myself."
(Photo: Amanda Parker via Instagram)