Following the release of Miley Cyrus’ music video for her latest track Mother’s Daughter, the Internet was arguing with itself about who should truly be included in the body positivity movement.

This video features several activists and models from various marginalised communities, namely Aaron Philip, Mari Copeny (Little Miss Flint) and Angelina Duplisea.

In case you’ve never heard of Duplisea, she’s a model who campaigns for fat acceptance. Miley shared one of her Instagram posts which called out people who feel the need to post negative comments under pictures of fat people.

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I've always been a fighter.  Maybe not always in the most productive way, but fighting for myself, a friend or even for a stranger who is being bullied has always been a part of my personality. Fat acceptance is based on the notion that all fat people, regardless of health, deserve respect. And it's a battle that is fought every day by thousands, including myself. Social media's accessibility allows us to peek in on others living their lives, but too often the conversation turns negative when there are fat bodies involved. People just love to leave awful comments on fat folks photos in order to feel superior and I promise you, not one of these commenters actually cares about the health, family, environment or whatever bullshit reason they give for their vile behavior towards a fat person. And really, how in the hell does health matter in the context of someone just posting a photo of themselves feeling happy and confident? (HINT: it doesn't matter, stop pretending like it does) Next time you see a fat person posting pictures of themselves living their life, stop and ask yourself why you wish to spoil their joy. I guarantee that you can't come up with a valid reason that isn't based in your own ego gratification. Stop it and do better! We humans have a lot to learn, but we can start by fighting our personal biases and permitting people of all genders, races, sexualities, sizes, abilities and health levels to live harassment-free lives. Don't fuck with their freedom to feel happy and beautiful right now, not just when society says its ok. Thank you @mileycyrus for letting me be part of this art ❤

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Miley posted this same picture on her Twitter and sure enough, the replies were filled with people who, as Duplisea writes, wished to spoil her joy.

Next time you see a fat person posting pictures of themselves living their life, stop and ask yourself why you wish to spoil their joy. I guarantee that you can’t come up with a valid reason that isn’t based in your own ego gratification- Angelina Duplisea

While many of the replies thanked Miley for showing different body types, some of them criticised the decision to include Duplisea.

Fat acceptance Twitter soon arrived to the scene of the crime to analyse the situation.

“I mean I’ve pretty much abandoned “body positivity” because of what’s happened to it, but it was still created by fat women and if anyone hi-jacked something…..” continues Hollowell, “This is also just funny to me because I left a Facebook group this week that was REAL PISSED about a fat woman saying she didn’t want weight loss posts on her feed, and saying it was “body shaming” for her to…not want to see before and after pictures? Thin people only yell about body positivity and body shaming if they can make it about themselves. If you don’t think that statement applies to you, great! Go fight the ones it does apply to.”

What do you think about Duplisea’s appearance in Mother’s Daughter? Does it send an irresponsible message to viewers or is it a refreshing change?