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  • Honey, we can't wait to meet your girlfriend.

  • We've never seen you happier.

  • You guys gonna love her.

  • She's amazing and beautiful and such a big difference from any other girl I've ever dated.

  • Oh, here she comes.

  • - Hi. - Hey.

  • Hi.

  • Mom, dad, this is Stephanie.

  • Hi, it's so nice to finally meet you both.

  • Hi.

  • This is your girlfriend?

  • Yeah.

  • I see what you mean by a "big" difference.

  • Excuse me?

  • Wow! I would never have put you two together.

  • What do you mean?

  • I'm just used to seeing you with girls who are fit, not...not like her.

  • A young man introducing his new girlfriend to his parents.

  • They are fit and trim and they think she should be too.

  • He thinks she is beautiful just the way she is.

  • If you saw this woman being shamed simply because of her weight,

  • what would you do?

  • So... what do you guys do for fun?

  • I mean besides going out to eat.

  • Joining me today is a supermodel who knows all about this issue.

  • Sports illustrated swimsuit model: Ashley Graham.

  • Ashley Graham! Welcome to "What would you do".

  • Why did you want to take part in "What would you do"?

  • It's not okay to look at somebody

  • and think that they're unhealthy, they're ugly because a little bit extra weight on their body.

  • Let's go inside!

  • Ashley is watching with me behind the scene at the Tom Sawyer diner in Paramus, New Jersey

  • as Anthony introduces his new girlfriend to his parents.

  • You're making me so happy right now.

  • Oh, here she is.

  • Oh my gosh!

  • Hi babe.

  • Hey.

  • Mom, dad, Stephanie.

  • So nice to meet you guys.

  • I'm Stephanie.

  • Hi.

  • How are you?

  • Is this your...?

  • This is my girlfriend yeah.

  • Oh, you are his girlfriend?

  • Yeah, yeah.

  • Oh wow!

  • You are a "big" girl.

  • Right from the start, our parents make things very uncomfortable.

  • All of your other girlfriend were fit and thin, and then you bring...

  • Bethanie is fit.

  • No, she's not fit.

  • Are you worried about life expectancy?

  • She's out of shape.

  • He's pissed.

  • You clearly don't care about your body.

  • You guys need to relax now.

  • It's ridiculous.

  • You know what?

  • I'm just gonna have to say it.

  • She's fat.

  • That f word gets the attention of all of these customers.

  • Dad, I can't believe you just said that.

  • Well I...you know what, I don't think anything is going to get through.

  • Can you just have some respect?

  • I mean, this is my girlfriend.

  • I got to get out of here for a second.

  • I'll be right back, honey.

  • Ridiculous.

  • When dad steps away, this man responds to the parents' belligerent language with some of his own.

  • Shut up.

  • Don't be rude.

  • I'm not being rude.

  • Yeah, you're being rude.

  • It's pretty embarrassing.

  • Look at her.

  • So what? Look at you. Get out.

  • Don't say that to somebody.

  • That's rude.

  • We're worried about our son.

  • You know, whatever.

  • Shut up, lady!

  • And support your children.

  • Yeah, they'd probably be happy if you left.

  • Go follow your husband.

  • I'm just saying what everyone else is thinking.

  • I think she's pretty.

  • Maybe you should mind your own business.

  • No, I'm not like that.

  • Good, good.

  • Get up and go.

  • When mom takes his advice and heads out, this woman joins in.

  • You are a beautiful young lady.

  • What they did was very out of line.

  • I'm a parent.

  • I'd never...

  • ever

  • say what they said.

  • I'm sorry, I know they're your parents.

  • That was hurtful.

  • But what should I do?

  • Be yourself. Be who you are.

  • Thank God for people like this in the world.

  • Time for Ashley and I to introduce ourselves.

  • Hi there, how are you?

  • I'm John Quinones.

  • Hi, how are you, Ashley Graham.

  • She's a model.

  • Yes, we can tell.

  • Your message was pretty simple to them.

  • Just be respectful to other people.

  • Who cares if you don't like how somebody looks?

  • It doesn't matter.

  • It's not about what's on the outside,

  • it's what's on the inside that counts.

  • You know?

  • I had to boost her self image, you know?

  • Because I felt she's gonna be hurting so bad.

  • The parents' shaming of their son's girlfriend continues all day long.

  • You know, you usually date such fit girls.

  • -Like small girls. -But she's fit.

  • You know, we play sport together.

  • But she's not small.

  • This man, he just doesn't want to hear it.

  • Can I sit over here?

  • And he moves away.

  • These women can't help but move in to show their compassion.

  • I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

  • Thank you.

  • You're beautiful.

  • This couple, they share a life lesson.

  • Don't change for anybody.

  • You got to make yourself happy.

  • You're number one.

  • It's your life.

  • Nobody else's life.

  • And most likely, they would get to like her.

  • Hi there, how are you?

  • Oh my god!

  • Oh! Don't make me cry!

  • I've always wanted to meet you.

  • Good to meet you.

  • This is the happiest day of my life.

  • We roll again.

  • Oh my gosh!

  • Are you really his girlfriend?

  • Dad, I'm in love with this girl.

  • You in love with this girl?

  • Absolutely.

  • You don't even know what love is.

  • Hey, baby, come with me.

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • When we send our couple away,

  • Erica Obara doesn't hold back.

  • Just make sure she doesn't grab any donuts off the counter.

  • Can you please stop?

  • That's just so rude to talk about someone like that.

  • You are meeting her for the first time

  • and you're just judging her on her appearance and not getting to know her personality.

  • Did you see how unhealthy that is though?

  • How are you gonna judge someone by the size of their body without getting to know them personally?

  • Her values are going to rub off on our son's values.

  • You don't know that.

  • Your son picked her, and if you guys are good parents, then your son picked a lovely woman.

  • Ok, just...

  • All of his girlfriends have been thin because we've taught him...

  • What does appearance have to do with anything?

  • And that's how people get eating disorders, and hate themselves, and they're killing themselves.

  • I think she already has an eating...

  • And you judging this person right here?

  • That's horrible.

  • Utterly horrible.

  • Hi there, how are you?

  • I'm John Quinones.

  • Are you kidding me?

  • Oh my god!

  • You're in tears.

  • Tell us.

  • I hate when people judge people just on their appearance.

  • People have so much personality that like you should get to know them.

  • That's my thing.

  • Ashley has watched the reactions long enough,

  • and now she's about to experience this scenario firsthand.

  • -Mom, Ashley. -Hi, guys.

  • How are you?

  • Hi.

  • Wow!

  • Hi.

  • We were just expecting someone just a little...a little different than you.

  • Yeah, what do you mean different?

  • You are a big girl, aren't you?

  • Mom!

  • These two women are shocked by what they're hearing.

  • I'm happy and that's all that matters.

  • And now they are texting each other about what to do.

  • I mean, what do you guys have in common?

  • We have a ton of stuff in common.

  • We watch movies, we love that kind of stuff.

  • I can't get over it.

  • I can't accept it.

  • You're huge.

  • You're too big for my son.

  • Wow!

  • Let us know when you meet somebody else, all right?

  • And now they can't hold back.

  • I'm sorry that they did that to you.

  • It was mean.

  • It's really about the two of you.

  • You're a beautiful looking girl

  • and you have to look past a lot of things.

  • Have her join them, sit over there.

  • You need a hug.

  • I feel so bad for her.

  • Don't cry.

  • You're such a beautiful looking girl.

  • I would never do that to my kid.

  • They didn't even give you a chance.

  • And now it's our chance to introduce ourselves.

  • Too messed up!

  • I'm John Quinones.

  • Oh my god!

  • I'm like seriously freaking out.

  • Where are you?

  • Is it tough to speak up?

  • Not at all.

  • We're Jersey girls.

  • We do this all day.

  • We're sitting here texting each other going "Can you believe this conversation?".

  • You gave her a hug?

  • -I did because she was crying, I felt so bad for her. -You were really crying.

  • How did you do that?

  • I cried because this is a situation I've been in before and it's never okay.

  • We need more women like you guys that stand up for all kinds of women in every situations.

Honey, we can't wait to meet your girlfriend.

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