Woman On Reality Show Shuts Down Sexist Comments From Costar, Becomes Internet Hero

I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Is a British reality show that’s kind of like Survivor for quasi-celebrities. They live in an Australian jungle and have to complete challenges like building stuff or eating bugs to win points and food.

Contestants in the current season include Georgia “Toff” Toffolo, whose regular gig is a cast member on the reality soap Made in Chelsea, as well as boxer Amir Khan and Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas.

On the episode that aired on the U.K.’s ITV 1 last night, Khan and Lomas stepped up to perform one of the show’s back-breaking physical challenges, apparently assuming that because they’re big dudes that they were more physically up to the task than the slight Toffolo.

That, Toffolo said on the show, “really grinds my gears.”

Toff speaks her mind

She's small but she's mighty. Don't underestimate Toff, ok guys? 💪🏼🙋🏼

Posted by I'M A CELEBRITY… GET ME OUT OF HERE! on Saturday, December 9, 2017

In the confessional segment that’s part of every reality show, she said this: “Nothing really annoys me apart from when the boys automatically assume that just because they are bigger than me means automatically that they are stronger than me and more capable of doing trials. Yes, I am quite small — fine, I am, but it doesn’t mean I’m less mighty.”

Toffolo really  struck a nerve with countless women who have also felt overlooked and underestimated. Twitter exploded in a show of empathy, support, and solidarity for the reality star.

YES TOFF! Standing up for women empowerment and telling SNAKEmir that women deserve to be on the same level as men

YES TOFF you go girl!! #ForTheGirl CALL OUT THOSE SEXIST BULLIES!

Can we make @ToffTalks the honorary queen of England because she deserves it and I can’t wait for her to come out and see all the love she’s getting #ImACeleb

YES TOFF! You go girl

“I just hate all this stereotypical girls are not strong stuff” YES TOFF YOU TELL THEM

As viewer votes determine who gets eliminated and who wins on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and the finale airs Sunday, Toffolo is now favored to win the show.

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