‘Plus-size Hooters’ in booty shorts spark debate: We are ‘sexy and confident’

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They’re serving up heavy thighs, breasts and wings — and the heavy girls privation in!

Fried chickenhearted concatenation Hooters is successful the heavy of yet different societal media beef.

This time, the edifice has been placed connected a cyber rotisserie spit successful the statement implicit whether its 420 franchisers should statesman hiring full-figured women to sling their world-famous wings portion donning their signature skimpy uniforms.

Plus size Hooters girls, precise interesting,” an intrigued Twitter idiosyncratic wrote Thursday, responding to a viral representation of plus-size influencer Chynna Turner and her six arsenic statuesque friends dressed arsenic sexy Hooters staffers.

But the set of buxom beauties, from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, isn’t employed by Hooters. In fact, they were lone wearing the brand’s titillating togs arsenic a radical Halloween costume.

“My girls and I wanted to marque a connection with our Halloween look this year,” Turner, 30, told The Post, a connection profoundly woven into her body-positivity platform, Big Dolls Empowerment. “Hooters typically discriminates against bigger women, but I figured showing up and showing retired successful the Hooters azygous would assistance dispersed the connection that you don’t person to beryllium a size 2 to bash you successful a sexy and assured way.”

Turner and her people of curvy cohorts purchased the eatery’s unmistakable hip-hugging, neon orangish shorts and low-cut vessel tops arsenic a acceptable for astir $60 each connected Amazon. On Sunday, they slipped into the fits and headed down to their section Hooters wherever they posed for their would-be trending snapshot.

And erstwhile online onlookers caught a glimpse of the voluptuous divas, integer demands for much body-inclusive Hooters girls erupted.

“The world’s archetypal plus-size Hooters conscionable opened up … I’m [on my way] to triumph lawsuit of the year,” New York TikTok influencer Jaron Furches joked successful the caption of the viral clip, featuring Turner’s Hooters photo.

The Bronx native’s video, posted Thursday, has garnered much than 5.6 cardinal views.

Hooters — which recovered itself the halfway of the internet’s ire successful October, owing to its since-rescinded mandate that their petite, albeit shapely, staffers deterioration “crotch string” shorts — did not instantly respond to The Post’s enquiry arsenic to whether it has a subdivision that specifically employs curvaceous waitresses.

But Furches’ trending TikTok sparked a deluge of responses from audiences weighing successful connected the plus-size Hooters argument.

“[I’m] losing my MIND over the plus-size hooters, I’ve ne'er wanted to spell to f – -king hooters truthful atrocious successful my life. In fact, I’ve ne'er wanted to spell to hooters successful my life. but I bash now,” an approving Twitter idiosyncratic wrote. 

Another in-favor tweeter said, “I’m blessed to SEE BLACK assured plus-size sisters represent. Legs, thighs, arms, buts and all. Body shaming a idiosyncratic WON’T MAKE YOU LOOK GOOD. WHETHER IT Was a gag oregon real; THEY PULLED IT OFF. YOUR APPROVAL WASN’T AND IS NEVER NEEDED!!”

However, immoderate ruthless keyboard critics condemned the thought of Hooters onboarding servers of varying sizes, spewing hatred and vitriol astatine the women.

Hooters has yet to corroborate  whether it has really  opened a edifice  geared towards employing full-size women.Hooters has yet to corroborate whether it has really opened a edifice geared towards employing full-size women.Getty Images

“Fat women are gross, halt eating you abdominous pig,” 1 hateful commenter tweeted. “They devour the wings for you,” wrote a shameless body-shamer. “Hooters firm going to nonstop them a cease & desist,” penned another.

So far, Hooters has yet to openly remark connected its astir caller controversy.

But Turner, noting the mostly affirmative feedback her station has amassed, says the edifice concatenation would beryllium omniscient to statesman adding bigger women to its paper of mouth-watering delights.

And to her Hooters haters, she’s happily serving them up a hefty helping of, “Screw you!”